USF professor to attend Parliament of the World’s Religions


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF Professor to Attend Parliament of the World’s Religions

(October 13, 2015) — Dr. Carl Jylland-Halverson, professor of Psychology at the University of Saint Francis and director of USF’s Mental Health Counseling program will be attending the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 15-19, 2015 as a representative.

The first Parliament of World’s Religions took place in 1893. Since then, this event has taken place in Chicago, Illinois, Cape Town, South Africa, Barcelona, Spain, Melbourne, Australia and now in Salt Lake City, Utah. People from all over the world come together for the Parliament to celebrate diversity and harmony to explore religious and spiritual responses to critical issues that confront everyone.

The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions has over 80 ambassadors around the world. There is also a core group of ten ambassadors who serve on the Ambassador Advisory Council. Dr. Jylland-Halverson is a member of that council and will provide ambassador-level leadership and service at the Parliament. He will also be presenting in two workshops during the event. He will be part of a panel discussion on the role of Ambassadors for the Parliament and will give a talk on Nature-Focused Meditation.

“It is an honor to be part of such an historic event that includes leaders from every conceivable faith tradition, from all parts of the globe and from various activist organizations working together for our shared future,” said Dr. Jylland-Halverson.


About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region currently attend USF for its academic excellence.


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