Iza Hussin

Iza Hussin was a student at Georgetown University when she began research for "The Politics of Women's Worship: Space, Activism and Interfaith Horizons in...

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Cambridge University
Cambridge, UK

Kris Snibbe

Kris Snibbe photographed Buddhism in China and Tibet in 1997. As an affiliate of the Pluralism Project, he documented Cambodian, Vietnamese, and other...

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Arlington, MA

Dr. Susan Sered

The Religion, Health, and Healing Initiative (RHHI), under the direction of Dr. Susan Sered, was established in September 2000 in order to further cross-... Read more about Susan Sered
Suffolk University
Boston, MA

Dr. Lance Laird

Dr. Lance Laird is the assistant director of the Master of Science Program in Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice in the Graduate Medical Sciences... Read more about Lance Laird
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Grove Harris

Grove Harris served as the Managing Director for the Pluralism Project through January, 2007. She began working with the Pluralism Project in 1994, first...

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Speaker, Educator, Consultant
Cambridge, MA

Dr. Linda Barnes

Dr. Linda Barnes is a professor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and teaches in the Division of Religious and Theological... Read more about Linda Barnes
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
2015 Jul 19

The Refugees of Shangri-La Screening and Discussion (Religion Refocused Film Series)

(All day)


25 Exchange St, Lynn, MA 01901, USA
Shangri-LaPosterOn Sunday, July 19th at 2:30pm, the Pluralism Project hosted a screening and discussion of the film The Refugees of Shangri La at the Black Box Theater in Lynn, MA. The screening was co-sponsored by the Lynn Museum/LynnArts and The Downtown Lynn Cultural District (DTLCD). Religion Refocused is made possible by... Read more about The Refugees of Shangri-La Screening and Discussion (Religion Refocused Film Series)
2015 Apr 15

Diana Eck Delivers 10th Annual Bullock Lecture at Merrimack College

(All day)


North Andover, MA, USA
On Wednesday, April 15th, Prof. Diana Eck, Director of The Pluralism Project at Harvard University, delivered the 10th annual Rev. Robert W. Bullock Memorial Lecture at Merrimack College. Her talk was entitled “Religionlines and Colorlines: Religion and Race in Multireligious America" and is available online. 

Death in Boston: Dying, Mourning, and Religious Difference (2014)

This report explores the history and modern practices surrounding death and mourning in Boston's religious communities.

Scholars and critics often point to an American tradition of death and mourning that dominates our culture’s funeral rites. It is at once derided and celebrated: for some, it represents a brutal scheme of extortion and abuse; for others a tasteful way to dispose of the dead.[1] For all, this tradition is a uniquely American event, one with no precedent in either American or Christian religious history.

This reading of...

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