USA, September 17, 2013 (Press Release): The following statement was sent out jointly signed by Anant Rambachan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Anju Bhargava (email@example.com), both trustees of the Parliament:
"We, Anju Bhargava and Anant Rambachan, found out on September 14th, through media reports, that the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR) had withdrawn its participation in a Chicago event 'World Without Borders,' celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. We were not consulted about this decision. Once we found out, we requested an explanation for the Parliament's decision. We have also formally requested the Parliament to reverse its decision to withdraw from co-hosting/co-sponsoring the Chicago event. We are working with Parliament to get this issue resolved harmoniously."