World's Parliament of Religions

(also: 1893 World's Parliament of Religions) The World's Parliament of Religions was held in Chicago in 1893 as part of the World's Columbian Exposition, which celebrated the four-hundreth anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America. At the Parliament, adherents of the Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Unitarian, Shinto, and Zoroastiran traditions all met together for the first time on American soil.