Religion: Fellowship of Faiths

A notable side attraction at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 was the Parliament of Religions, gotten up by the Rev. John Henry Barrows of Chicago. Opened with a prayer by the late great James Cardinal Gibbons, the Parliament brought to the U. S. for the first time such exotic foreign religionists as the Swami Vivekananda. To the U. S. popular mind it gave the first smatterings of an esoteric subject, Comparative Religions, and the first inklings that Oriental faiths, after all, had their points.

For the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago there...

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