Dickinson College Students Map Religious Diversity of Pennsylvania

May 2, 2003

Source: Penn Live


On May 2, 2003 Penn Live reported that "students in a New American Religious Diversity class at Dickinson College [PA] this semester did fieldwork just a short ride from their dorms in Carlisle... The students were welcomed as Muslims prayed at a mosque in Steelton, Hindus read aloud the Ramayana at a temple in Fairview, and Buddhists drummed and chanted in a Columbia temple that used to be a United Methodist church... The students interviewed, counted, recorded and photographed those groups -- as well as Baha'is and Christian congregations of Chinese and Latinos... They're making a snapshot of midstate religious diversity that will be added to the Web site for Harvard University's 12-year-old Pluralism Project.