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DIVERSITY TOO GREAT FOR 1 RELIGION ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN GROUP LEAVES PARLIAMENT
[DU PAGE SPORTS FINAL Edition]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Michael Hirsley, Tribune Religion Writer.
Date: Sep 1, 1993
Start Page: 5
Section: DU PAGE
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Religious diversity reigned Tuesday at the Parliament of the World's Religions, ranging from harmony to acrimony to downright confusion over leaked documents and a nature worshiping group's plan for ritual use of Grant Park.

The wide variety of participants at the parliament had a double-edged effect. It inspired Chicago-area religious leaders to sign an agreement to create an ongoing local interreligious council. But it upset Orthodox Christian representatives so much that they canceled their involvement in the eight-day parliament.

Stating that the international religious gathering's purpose seemed to be "compromised" by the "distinctive participation of certain quasi-religious groups," the cancellation notice from the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Chicago concluded:

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