Boston

2006 Sep 28

StoryCorps in Boston

Thu Sep 28 (All day) to Sun Oct 15 (All day)

The Pluralism Project has partnered with StoryCorps, the "national project to instruct and inspire people to record each others' stories in sound," to include stories from diverse faith traditions in Boston. This massive oral history project now includes recordings of Research Associate Deonnie Moodie interviewing Affiliate Valarie Kaur on growing up Sikh in America, and Dr. Imam Talal Eid and his daughter Feda Eid on being Muslim in the U.S. You may listen to these and other stories from Bostonians online if you... Read more about StoryCorps in Boston
2009 Jul 31

2009 Summer WRGB Launch and Research Symposium

(All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On Friday, July 31, the Pluralism Project hosted a preview launch of World Religions in Greater Boston, fifth edition. The symposium featured the work of our webmaster, Ryan Overbey, who built the new user interface, and our summer interns who provided updates for the new directory and multi-media content. The symposium was held at Harvard’s Barker Center for the Humanities, and guests included religious and lay leaders from a diverse range of communities and centers, as well as Harvard faculty, friends of the... Read more about 2009 Summer WRGB Launch and Research Symposium
2008 Nov 13

Introduction to the Pluralism Project, Sponsored by the Harvard College Freshmen Dean’s Office

(All day)

Location: 

harvard yard, 220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On November 13, 2008, Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre gave an introductory presentation about the Pluralism Project to a group of freshmen students at Harvard College. The event, sponsored by the Harvard College Freshmen Dean's Office, was intended to introduce first year students to research opportunities at the Pluralism Project, as well as to provide an overview of our history, current research initiatives, and World Religions in Boston project. The event was attended by staff of the Freshmen... Read more about Introduction to the Pluralism Project, Sponsored by the Harvard College Freshmen Dean’s Office
2007 Aug 01

2007 Summer Research Symposium

(All day)

On August 1, 2007, our summer interns presented their work on revising and updating World Religions in Boston: A Guide to Communities and Resources in a research symposium held at Harvard's Barker Center for the Humanities. Guests at the symposium included religious and lay leaders from the many religious communities and centers that were profiled, as well as Harvard faculty and friends of the Project. The symposium was covered in The... Read more about 2007 Summer Research Symposium
2006 Apr 02

Christian Palestinian Peacemaker Jean Zaru Visits Cambridge

(All day)

Location: 

harvard yard, 220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On April 2, 2006, Jean Zaru, the presiding clerk of the Ramallah Friends meeting in Ramallah, visited Cambridge to speak at Memorial Church. She also met with a group convened by the Pluralism Project for a luncheon discussion. She is a founding member of Sabeel, an ecumenical liberation theology center in Jerusalem, and the author of A Christian Palestinian Life: Faith and Struggle. In 2003, she participated in the Pluralism Project's conference on “Women, Religion, and Social Change II” as part... Read more about Christian Palestinian Peacemaker Jean Zaru Visits Cambridge
2009 Mar 26

Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre Presents at Religion Communicators Council Convention

Thu Mar 26 (All day) to Sat Mar 28 (All day)

Location: 

Boston, MA, USA
Celebrating its 80th anniversary, the Religion Communicators Council National Convention took place in Boston March 26-28, 2009. The convention theme, “Identity Amid Diversity,” was explored through a keynote address by Dr. Richard Parker of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Breakout sessions focused on branding, messaging, and “nurtur[ing] strong identity while creating vibrant and mutually productive partnerships across religious and cultural lines.” The Pluralism Project hosted an exhibition table throughout the convention, and Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre offered a presentation... Read more about Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre Presents at Religion Communicators Council Convention
2008 Mar 02

Religious Pluralism in a Time of Extremism: The Campus Responds

(All day)

Location: 

Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155, USA
On March 2, 2008, the Pluralism Project participated in a day-long conference at Tufts University entitled, “Religious Pluralism in a Time of Extremism: The Campus Responds.” Keynote speakers included Diana L. Eck, Mohammed Abu-Nimer, and Marc Gopin; Victor Kazanjian moderated their discussion on the topic of “The Imperative for Sustaining Dialogue in Difficult Times.” Workshops were led by students, faculty, community leaders and activists from organizations in Greater Boston and around the country, and focused on interfaith dialogue... Read more about Religious Pluralism in a Time of Extremism: The Campus Responds
2006 May 06

Pluralism Project Hosts Divided We Fall Screening at Harvard Film Archive

(All day)

Location: 

24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On May 6-7, 2006, the Pluralism Project hosted a preview and director's cut screening of Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath at the Harvard Film Archive. Writer/Producer Valarie Kaur, an affiliate of the Pluralism Project and a master's candidate at Harvard Divinity School, and Director/Producer Sharat Raju were on hand to answer audience questions. The auditorium of the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts was filled to capacity with artists, academics, activists, and citizens... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts Divided We Fall Screening at Harvard Film Archive
2009 May 22

Pluralism Project Hosts State Department Delegation from Sweden

(All day)

Location: 

1531 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On May 22, 2009, the Pluralism Project hosted a State Department delegation from Sweden. The group included two representatives from Swedish Muslims for Peace and Justice; a youth immigrant contact who helps new immigrants navigate issues of religious difference and assimilation in a secular Swedish society; and the chairman of the Kista Folk High School Association, an advocate for Swedish Muslim equality. A lively conversation with the diverse delegation centered on issues of interfaith relations, perceptions of Islam, and Muslim life in the United States. After their visit to Boston, the... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts State Department Delegation from Sweden
2008 Mar 13

Pluralism Project Hosts State Department Delegation from India

(All day)

Location: 

1531 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On March 13, 2008, the Pluralism Project hosted a State Department delegation from India. The delegation, which was dedicated to exploring interfaith dialogue in the United States, made stops in Washington DC, Houston, Los Angeles, and Louisville before coming to Boston. The group included a professor of Arabic Studies; a president of a peace council that advocates for a modern, secular Islam; a director of several educational institutions that focus on public health issues; and a businessman who promotes education for Muslim children. After meeting with Diana Eck and Pluralism Project staff... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts State Department Delegation from India
2005 Apr 25

Acting on Faith Premiere

(All day)

Location: 

2 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On Tuesday, April 26, 2005, the Pluralism Project sponsored a premiere of Acting on Faith: Women and New Religious Activism in America, a documentary produced by Pluralism Project Affiliate Rachel Antell and narrated by Dr. Diana L. Eck. The film offers a glimpse into the lives and work of three American women: Laila Al-Marayati, a Muslim; Shamita Das Dasgupta, a Hindu; and Mushim Ikeda-Nash, a Buddhist. Through their stories, the film provides insight into the powerful streams of thought and action created by women... Read more about Acting on Faith Premiere
2005 Feb 16

Pluralism Project Student Research Conference 2005

(All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On February 16, 2005, Pluralism Project staff, students, and friends gathered in the Kresge Room at the Barker Center on the Harvard University campus to learn about thesis research by Harvard Seniors and other research conducted for the Pluralism Project. Dr. Diana Eck offered comments and refreshments were served. Presentations included:
  • Intimate Pluralism: Negotiating Religious Difference in the Jewish-Christian Family - Jane Caflisch
  • Creating Citizens: Religion, Diversity, and Political Participation at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara, CA - Katherine DiSalvo
  • ...
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2005 May 17

Pluralism Project Hosts H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Talk, Panel Discussion

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA, USA
On May 17, 2005, the Pluralism Project hosted H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, one of the world's largest NGOs, active in over 140 countries. H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also established the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), which has development projects in 25,300 villages, bringing self-reliance to millions of people. Director Diana Eck moderated a panel discussion following his talk; panelists included Rev. Dr. Dorothy Austin, Dr. Ali Asani, Dr. Francis X.... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Talk, Panel Discussion

Chicago Seminary Hopes to Join Other Faiths In Training Clergy

July 12, 2010

Author: Manya Brachear

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/religion/ct-met-multifaith-seminary-20100712,0,5774227.story

A Chicago seminary plans to pioneer a new way to train clergy in the context of many faiths other than their own.

Meadville Lombard Theological School, a Unitarian Universalist seminary in Hyde Park, hopes to join Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Catholic...

Read more about Chicago Seminary Hopes to Join Other Faiths In Training Clergy

Chicago Seminary Hopes to Join Other Faiths In Training Clergy

July 12, 2010

Author: Manya Brachear

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/religion/ct-met-multifaith-seminary-20100712,0,5774227.story

A Chicago seminary plans to pioneer a new way to train clergy in the context of many faiths other than their own.

Meadville Lombard Theological School, a Unitarian Universalist seminary in Hyde Park, hopes to join Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Catholic...

Read more about Chicago Seminary Hopes to Join Other Faiths In Training Clergy

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