The Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne is being held from 3-9 December, 2009.

The event is being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, with around 650 programs. (PWR website)

Your help is needed!
* Wherever you live, you can pray.
* If you live in Melbourne, please volunteer to be part of the silent witness each morning from 7.30 to 9.30am and on Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm. MORE DETAILS below!

The Acts 4:12 Committee is concerned about the influence of interfaith activities and is keen to promote the claims of Jesus Christ who says “I am the way, and the truth and the life – no one comes to the Father except through me”‘ (John 14:6).

A website has been set up – 

Four pamphlets, that explain some concerns about the event, are posted on the website.
Action – So what can I do?

1. PRAY!
The Acts 4:12 Committee is asking that Christians pray about the PWR during the event: 3-9 December.
A Daily Prayer Diary has been prepared with prayer points and reflections for each day. It is attached.
It is also available on the Acts 4:12 Committee website – 
Please print it out and pray for the event and the participants. You might like to pray at some time between 8am and 9am each day. This is the time that religious ‘observances’ will be held – everything from Buddhist meditation to Sufi whirling dervishes, from yoga to the labyrinth, from recitations from the Qur’an to aboriginal healing and more. Attendees are all encouraged to observe these varied religious practices and participate if they wish.

Otherwise, please pray at a time suitable for you.
We ask you to pray that:
-  the truth of Jesus Christ and the Christian gospel is heard and that people from other religions are challenged about Jesus Christ as the only way to God the Father..
– people won’t absorb the ‘interfaith’ message.

The Committee is planning a ‘silent witness’ outside the Melbourne Convention Centre each morning of the PWR – from 7.30 am to 9.30 am. We need at least four people each day to hold two banners proclaiming the truth of the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour.

The Committee is also having a silent witness outside the Opening of the PWR on Thursday evening from 6.30 pm to 8 pm.

Information: (Convention Centre website – map of venue – transport and directions) (PWR website)

If you can participate on Thursday evening and/or on one of the mornings from 4 – 10 December, PLEASE contact Dallas Clarnette by email on or phone 0409 236 981.

Jenny Stokes
Research Director
Salt Shakers
03 9800 2855

4 Responses to “Parliament of World Religions – ACT NOW – Prayer and Witness”

  1. 1 Kris

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

    On Friday I became aware that Pastor Ray Minniecon had arrived in Melbourne to attend the Parliament of World Religions 3-9 December. From Sue’s email it appears that Pastor Rodney Minniecon is also attending, as well as other Christians. I do not know if the Lord has called any of them to attend this false, apostate “parliament”, but we need to pray for them and for the conference.

    May I remind you of the words of Psalm 2, and call on you to pray for Pastors Ray and Rodney and the other Christians attending…..for their protection, and that our Lord Jesus, King and Lord of Melbourne and Australia, would fill their mouths with His words, and would give them His words, the right words, the words of truth, to say on each occasion they make a presentation or share with others at the conference.

    With love in Christ Jesus,


  2. 2

    Towards A One World Religious System – Parliament Of The World’s Religions Elects Muslim as chairman as it prepares to meet in Australia

    At its recent biannual meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions elected as its chair Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid. The new leader’s term of office begins on 1 January 2010.

    He succeeds the Rev Dr William E. Lesher, who has served as chair since 2003.

    The organization traces its roots to the 1893 Parliament of the World’s Religions, which took place in conjunction with the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. In 1993 the council organized and hosted the first modern Parliament of the World’s Religions, also in Chicago. Subsequent Parliaments have been held in 1999 in Cape Town, South Africa; and in 2004 in Barcelona, Spain.

    Abdul Malik Mujahid is an imam in the Chicago Muslim community and president of Sound Vision Foundation, which produces Radio Islam, America’s only daily Muslim call-in talk show.

    Dr Lesher said he considers Imam Mujahid “marvellously equipped” to serve as the board’s highest elected officer. “He brings to the chair a deep commitment to his own faith tradition,” he said. “The Imam has an understanding of how religion is a force in American society and also in societies throughout the world.”

    “Most older things are known to fade away, but the Parliament is a phenomenon that constantly reinvents itself,” Imam Mujahid said. “We were ahead of our ourselves in Cape Town when we started engaging guiding institutions around the world on sustainability,” Imam Mujahid said. “Now it’s the talk of the town.”

    The organisation is preparing for the fourth modern Parliament to be held Dec. 3-9 in Melbourne, Australia. As part of the Parliament, an Indigenous assembly will convene Indigenous participants from around the world.

    “As we deal with issues of poverty and climate change, we’ll be nourishing all of our discourse with the perspective of Indigenous people – who happen to suffer the most from the excessive consumption that drives ruthless economic development,” Imam Mujahid said.

    “Little did we know, two or three years ago, that not only we would be focused on environmental issues and climate change, but that the whole world would be with the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference,” Dr Lesher added.

    Imam Mujahid is a former chair of the Council of Islamic Organisations of Greater Chicago, and has written extensively on religion, public policy and applied aspects of Islamic living.

  3. 3 Andrew

    I think it’s a disgrace we’re allowing this to happen in our city next year.


  4. 4 Indigenous Christian

    I did not know that this was on! i do hope christians will continue to PRAY,PRAY THE WORD OF GOD INTO THIS NATION!

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