People of faith flock to Utah for world religion gathering

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Posted: Oct 16, 2015 3:57 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Visitors from 80 countries and 50 different religions have arrived in Salt Lake City to attend an interfaith conference being held in the United States for the first time since 1993.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1GKAa6c ) the Parliament of the World's Religions began with a colorful processional Thursday night at the Salt Palace.

Leaders from seven American Indian tribes, clad in traditional feathered headdresses, led the way to the podium. They were followed by men and women in tunics, suits, robes and saris in various colors. Several sported religious headwear.

The assembly's mission is to hold conversations among diverse faiths about problems like war, hatred, climate change, wastefulness and income equality.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com