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ADL Leaders Defend Opposition to Mosque Near Ground Zero

October 7, 2010

Author: David Abel

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/10/adl_president_d.html?p1=News_links

Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, was confronted at the organization’s annual meeting today in Boston by members who suggested his opposition to a proposed Islamic center near the site of the terrorist attacks in New York has sullied the...

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Ceremony Marks Opening Of CSWR Meditation Room

October 6, 2010

Author: Jonathan G. Beasley

Source: The Harvard Gazette

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/10/ceremony-marks-opening-of-cswr-meditation-room/

The Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School dedicated its new nondenominational meditation room in a ceremony on Monday, Oct. 4. New CSWR director Francis X. Clooney presided over the event, which drew a large audience composed of...

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2010 Jun 09

Pluralism Project Hosts Visitors from the Kosmopolis Institute

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2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On June 9, 2010, the Pluralism Project received a visit from Dr. Caroline Suransky and Prof. Henk Manschot of the Kosmopolis Institute of the University of Humanistic Studies, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In collaboration with the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos), the Kosmopolis Institute offers the "Promoting Pluralism Knowledge Program," an international academic-practitioner collaborative in India, Indonesia, Uganda, and the Netherlands. The Kosmopolis Institute... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts Visitors from the Kosmopolis Institute

A Backdrop On Islam In America

September 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Harvard Gazette

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/09/a-backdrop-on-islam-in-america/

American leaders who criticize the proposed Islamic community center in lower Manhattan are not only shamelessly exploiting American fears about Islam for political gain, but are fruitlessly flailing against a new demographic reality, said Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion...

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Plans for 60-Foot-High Theravada Buddhist Temple OK’d By Raynham Planners

September 23, 2010

Author: Susan Parkou Weinstein

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Wicked Local Raynham

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,9549,0,0,1,0

Four years after setting up home and shrine in a humble New England farmhouse, a group of Thai Buddhist monks is preparing for grander quarters.

 

 

By 2012, a sprawling 60-foot-high Theravada Buddhist temple and meditation center will rise from the South Street East...

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2010 Sep 17

Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Panel on “Faith-Based Family Dispute Mediation and Arbitration”

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Cambridge, MA, USA
On September 17, 2010, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored a panel discussion on “Faith-Based Family Dispute Mediation and Arbitration: North American Muslim Contributions & Priorities” along with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. The event, organized by HDS students Celene Ayat Lizzio and Aliya Vajid, sought “to connect scholars, students, and practitioners who have an interest in how communities of Muslims perceive of and adhere to... Read more about Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Panel on “Faith-Based Family Dispute Mediation and Arbitration”
2010 Sep 21

Pluralism Project Participates In a Teach-In on the Muslim Community Center Controversy in Manhattan

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Boylston Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On September 21, 2010, Pluralism Project Director Dr. Diana L. Eck participated in a public teach-in entitled, "Making Sense of the Controversy: Campus Teach-In on the Muslim Community Center Issue in Manhattan." Other panelists included Professor Ali Asani, director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program; and Professor Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Panelists offered their reflections on the current controversy’s ramifications for... Read more about Pluralism Project Participates In a Teach-In on the Muslim Community Center Controversy in Manhattan

The Lesson Here Is to Engage in Dialogue With Muslims

September 21, 2010

Author: Diana L. Eck

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/wellesley/articles/2010/09/21/the_lesson_here_is_to_engage_in_dialogue_with_muslims/

The furor over Wellesley sixth-graders’ visit to a mosque is just one more volley fired at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center by Americans for Peace and Tolerance. In a climate in which Muslims have been...

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For Local Muslims, Spiritual Recharging During Ramadan

September 5, 2010

Author: Robert Knox

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/quincy/articles/2010/09/05/for_local_muslims_spiritual_recharging_during_ramadan/?page=1

Muslims observing the month of Ramadan give up eating and drinking during daylight hours every day for 30 days. And when Ramadan falls in the long days of summer, many give up half their sleep as well.

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