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2010 Mar 26

Pluralism Project Participates in Billerica Memorial High School’s "E Pluribus Unum Day"

(All day)

Location: 

Billerica, MA
On Friday, March 26, 2010, Pluralism Project Director Dr. Diana L. Eck and a panel of youth representatives from various religious traditions participated in Billerica Memorial High School’s E Pluribus Unum Day. After Dr. Eck’s keynote presentation on pluralism in America and the religious diversity of Greater Boston, panelists reflected on common misconceptions about their faith, the relationship between their faith and interreligious understanding in a pluralist society, and concluded by offering wisdom from each of their traditions for an audience of graduating high school seniors... Read more about Pluralism Project Participates in Billerica Memorial High School’s "E Pluribus Unum Day"

Brandeis Stands By Muslim Students

March 15, 2010

Author: Joyce Kelly

Source: Wicked Local Waltham/Daily News Tribune

http://www.wickedlocal.com/waltham/features/x1514353623/Brandeis-stands-by-Muslim-students

Standing on the edge of Brandeis University's Peace Circle, senior Beth Bowman urged the 100-plus students and faculty gathered in support of the campus' Muslim community to look around and take in the feeling of unity.

In the wake of vandalism...

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After Vandalism, Brandeis Imam Asks for Return Of Quran

March 12, 2010

Author: Joyce Kelly

Source: The Daily News Tribune/GateHouse News Service

http://www.dailynewstribune.com/news/state/x1664755310/After-vandalism-Brandeis-Imam-asks-for-return-of-Quran

After vandals wreaked havoc on the Muslim Student Association suite last week, Imam Talal Eid, Brandeis University's Muslim chaplain, said the theft of his Quran "is what keeps me upset."

"I use it for...

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Brandeis Clergy, Students Decry Vandalism

March 10, 2010

Author: Jason Woods

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/waltham/2010/03/brandeis_students_clergy_conde.html

Last week, Muslim students at Brandeis University were rejoicing in their newly renovated suite in the student center’s basement. Finally, they had a kitchen, prayer room, and a sign announcing their presence on campus.

But on Friday morning, the Muslim Students...

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Hindus Urge Massachusetts Schools for Choice In Studying Of Religious Texts

February 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The First Reporter

http://www.thefirstreporter.com/entertainment/hindus-urge-massachusetts-schools-for-choice-in-studying-of-religious-texts/

Hindus have urged Massachusetts (USA) schools to either allow students the flexibility to choose the religious text to study in the class instead of just mandating one religious text on the entire...

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2010 Jan 30

Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Harvard College in Asia Program Conference

Sat Jan 30 (All day) to Sat Feb 6 (All day)

Location: 

harvard yard, 220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
From January 30 – February 6, 2010 the Harvard College in Asia Program hosted its annual conference on the theme of Social Entrepreneurship: Innovation, Service and Empowerment, which was co-sponsored by the Pluralism Project. The conference was attended by six student delegations from universities in Turkey, Singapore, Korea, Japan, China, and India, and is part of a larger exchange between Harvard students in HCAP and students from Asia. On Thursday, February 4,the Pluralism Project hosted a dinner discussion that explored “the... Read more about Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Harvard College in Asia Program Conference

Muslims Finally Get Someone to Root for

February 24, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/for_muslims_a_long_awaited_good_guy_on_screen/

The 100 or so young couples, college students, middle-aged parents and grandmothers in headscarves that packed a movie theater could have been mistaken for an audience in Mumbai, Lahore or other South Asian city.

They had come to see “My Name is Khan...

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Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 2 August 2018.

Phone: 617-964-1100
Email: shessler@ants.edu
Website: http://www.hebrewcollege.edu/circle
History Founded in 2008 with a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE) is a joint initiative of Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Hebrew College. CIRCLE’s mission is... Read more about Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE)

The Buddhist Meditation Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 2 August 2017.

Phone: 978-697-8356
Email: anfurst@gmail.com
Website: http://readingsangha.wordpress.com/
Demographics The Buddhist Meditation Group welcomes anyone regardless of age or religious background. They draw from communities North of Boston such as Reading, North Reading, Lynnfield, Wilmington, Stoneham, Woburn, and Wakefield. Activities and Schedule A standard meeting is comprised of the following... Read more about The Buddhist Meditation Group

Putting Their Best Facial Hair Forward

February 11, 2010

Author: Alex Spanko

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/fashion/articles/2010/02/11/beard_mustache_idea_is_really_growing/

Todd Easton didn’t want to part with his bushy beard during the cold winter months. So to justify his decision to remain hairy, he did what any upstanding facial hair enthusiast would do: He pitched a beard and mustache competition to the Somerville Arts...

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Harvard’s Crisis Of Faith

February 11, 2010

Author: Lisa Miller

Source: Newsweek

http://www.newsweek.com/id/233413/page/1

It doesn't take a degree from Harvard to see that in today's world, a person needs to know something about religion. The conflicts between the Israelis and the Palestinians; between Christians, Muslims, and animists in Africa; between religious conservatives and progressives at home over abortion and gay marriage—all these relate, if indirectly, to what rival groups believe...

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Church Council Duties Defined

January 24, 2010

Author: Bronislaus B. Kush

Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

http://www.telegram.com/article/20100124/NEWS/1240408/1101

Delegate members of the Massachusetts Council of Churches were challenged this weekend to continue to seek common ground in addressing the social, economic, and environmental problems racking the world. 

Additionally, they were urged to take a hard look at their own commitments to the ecumenical movement...

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