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2011 Feb 15

Pluralism Project Screens Fremont, USA at Lasell College

(All day)

Location: 

Lasell College, 1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Auburndale, MA 02466, USA
On February 15, Pluralism Project Research Director Elinor Pierce led a screening of the film Fremont, USA: A City’s Encounter with Religious Diversity. The screening was organized for Dr. Dana Janbek’s “Intercultural Communication” courses at Lasell College and was open to the entire college. Following the screening, Ellie led a Q&A session with audience members, responding to questions at the intersection of religion and communication, and relating the film’s core issues to the context of Greater Boston.
2011 Feb 09

Pluralism Project Hosts Author of Growing Up Global

(All day)

Location: 

2 Arrow St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On February 9, the Pluralism Project welcomed Homa S. Tavanger, author of Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be at Home in the World, as a special guest. She spoke to staff and student researchers about the links between global citizenship and the challenges of parenting in multi-religious America. Ms. Tavanger, who is active in the interfaith movement in her native Philadelphia, was in town to speak to a Greater Boston Business Network event, co-sponsored by... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts Author of Growing Up Global

Hindus Laud Peabody Essex Museum for Organizing Hindu Gods Exhibition

February 13, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

Wire Service: ANI

http://www.sify.com/news/hindus-laud-peabody-essex-museum-for-organizing-hindu-gods-exhibition-news-international-lcnquscjaia.html

Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem (Massachusetts, USA) is currently organizing "Faces of Devotion" exhibition showing "nearly 40 dramatic sculptures of...

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2011 Feb 09

Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Harvard Interfaith Awareness Week

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA, USA
The Pluralism Project was one of several co-sponsors of Harvard Interfaith Awareness Week, February 7-11, coinciding with the first-ever annual UN World Interfaith Harmony Week. On February 9, the Pluralism Project sponsored a screening of Fremont, USA: A City’s Encounter with Religious Diversity. Dr. Diana Eck offered introductory remarks, and Pluralism Project Research Director Elinor Pierce – who co-directed... Read more about Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Harvard Interfaith Awareness Week
2011 Feb 04

Research Coordinator Presents at Meeting of the Boston Chapter of the Religion Communicators Council (RCC)

(All day)

Location: 

Boston, MA, USA
On February 4, Pluralism Project Research Coordinator Erin Loeb presented on the Pluralism Project at a meeting of the Boston Chapter of the Religion Communicators Council (RCC).  Erin provided an overview of the work of the Project, followed by an in-depth introduction to World Religions in Greater Boston and Religious Diversity News, explaining their value as tools for religion communicators. The presentation was followed by a discussion about the emerging role of social media in communicating about... Read more about Research Coordinator Presents at Meeting of the Boston Chapter of the Religion Communicators Council (RCC)

Sociologists to Research 'Who is a JewBu?'

February 3, 2011

Author: Charles Radin

Source: Brandeis NOW

http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2011/february/jewbus.html

Who are the JewBus? What is a JewBu?

 

These and other, more-sophisticated questions about the meeting of the distinctive cultures, traditions and practices of Judaism and Buddhism are being asked by two members of the Sociology faculty, Associate Professor Wendy Cadge and Assistant Professor Sara Shostak, in research they began...

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A Humanist Resolution to Overcome the Faith Gap

January 14, 2011

Author: Chris Stedman

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-stedman/my-new-years-resolution-c_b_808023.html

It may be mid-January, but I'm still thinking of Christmas.

 

The week between Christmas and New Year's Eve just might be my favorite of the year. It is the one time that my entire family gets together. We spend several days eating our favorite foods, catching up and...

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Interfaith Group Spreads the Word In Marlborough

January 8, 2011

Author: Kathy Uek

Source: The MetroWest Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x198684497/Interfaith-group-Spreads-the-Word-in-Marlborough

Shelby Magid, a Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School senior, lives her dream of reducing prejudices.

 

Knowing Shelby's involvement in the community, Ann Kramer, an adviser of the Breaking Barriers club, recommended she join Camp IF....

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Year Begins Sadly for Mashpee Wampanoag

January 4, 2011

Author: Heather Wysocki

Source: The Cape Cod Times

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110104/NEWS/101040315/-1/NEWSMAP

One link to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's past and another to its future are gone.

 

Alice Lopez, 49, the tribe's housing department director, died unexpectedly at her home Sunday, while Laurie "Cal" Green, 91, a former tribal elder and historian, died...

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