Diana Eck's New Book Examines Religious Diversity in America

June 2, 2001

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On June 2, 2001, The Dallas Morning News reported on Harvard University professor Diana Eck, founder of "the Pluralism Project, an effort to study and document the growing religious diversity of the United States. In a CD-ROM and on a Web site, Dr. Eck and her Harvard students have inventoried the spectrum of American religion and recorded stories of minority faiths in the United States...In 1998, President Bill Clinton awarded her the National Humanities Medal for her work...She makes a strong case that minority faiths are being shaped – and reshaped – by their American experience[and an] ambitious claim about American religious diversity and its effect on the majority."