Something Or Other Publishing is proud to be a major exhibitor at: “The Parliament of World Religions 2018 Conference!”

The Parliament of World Religions – the oldest, Largest, Most Diverse and Inclusive Global Interfaith Event is Coming to Toronto, and Something Or Other Publishing is proud to be a major exhibitor – partnering with Spiritual Playdate and several authors who are presenting at the conference!

The theme for the 2018 conference is “The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation, and Change…” The Theme draws from movements of goodwill and cross-cultural respect that are embodied in the spirit of the interfaith movement.

The Event is being hosted by the city of Toronto from November 1st through November 7th, 2018 at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) located at 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada. Something Or Other Publishing will be located at BOOTH 232. Three SOOP Authors will launch their new books, and many other authors and performers will be meeting their fans and autographing their work at events scheduled at our booth. Some of these are featured below

  1. Meredith Mast &Marvia Karol have created a Storybook virtues series and will be launching the first volume – Willow Rose Learns Honesty at Parliament. Each story highlights a virtue such as honesty, responsibility, patience, and kindness- in a concise and colourful manner geared toward 2-8-year-olds. Meredith, the owner of Storybook Ballet, has been using her stories in her dance classes. These performances were so well-received by students and families, that they decided to pursue publishing. They have now written six books and are excited to launch the first book at Parliament. If you are unable to attend – no worries – you can order the book here

  2. ‘The Lamb of Life’ by Jon Michael Lawrence is our second book to launch. This children’s picture book shows the sacrifice that a kind and loving lamb paid for his friends. This illustrates the sacrifice that Jesus paid for all humans when he came to earth and died on a cross for our sins but rose from the dead 3 days later. Author Jon Michael Lawrence, is an English Teacher, Translator, and Interpreter, living in Columbia, who has previously self-published his books. As a children’s book writer, he has a high standard in Teaching Kids Values & Morals.

  3.  Last but not least, SOOP’s third book launch at Parliament is SOOP Founder Wade Fransson’s conclusion to his Trilogy – ‘The Rod of Iron’. In addition to being a fitting conclusion to the dramatic events of the first two volumes, The Rod of Iron explores how our consciousness is fulfilling our destiny to emerge as Sons of God with similar creative capacities, albeit in infinitely weaker and more limited forms. 

We are also featuring Mr. Dennis Warner – a recording artist and concert specialist. Performing in over 100 cities each year, Folk/Americana musician and entertainer Dennis Warner has established a well-deserved reputation for captivating audiences with his smooth vocals, distinguished songs, enthusiastic personality and stellar playing on both six and twelve string guitars. He has also found a niche as a popular guest speaker at various community gatherings throughout the United States and Canada. Dennis will be one of the Headline Performers at the Parliament.

Another featured author is Linda K. Wertheimer, a veteran journalist and former Boston Globe education editor, is the award-winning author of Faith Ed, Teaching About Religion In An Age of Intolerance.  During her nearly 30-year journalism career, she was a reporter at The Dallas Morning News and The Orlando Sentinel as well as for other publications. Her work has appeared in The Washington PostThe New York Times, The Boston Globe MagazineUSA Today, Timeand many other publications.  Faith Ed in 2016 won a national book award – second place in the Religion News Association nonfiction religion book contest.

Finally,  Mr. Paul Sutherland, a 62 year-old husband and a father, and a featured presenter at the parliament, will give readings from the numerous children books he has authored, including Finding Utopia; Mani and Pitouee; Amani the Boda-Boda Rider; Sharon’s Song – KalekeKosome written with Musician-singer-songwriter Maurice Hasa; Do You Like Grasshoppers and Chapati?

We look forward to seeing you at BOOTH 232. For more information or if you want your book to be represented please email us at [email protected]


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  1. The booth was a good opportunity to meet with SOOP staff and learn first-hand about the SOOP process.
    And the Parliament overall was fantastic!

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