Harvard University's Pluralism Project Maps Religious Diversity

October 23, 2003

Source: Harvard University Gazette


On October 23, 2003 Harvard University Gazette reported that "a dozen researchers presented their findings Oct. 15 at the Pluralism Project's Fall Research Conference, 'Religious Pluralism in America.' Founded in 1991 by Diana Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies, the Pluralism Project has been engaged in mapping the country's growing religious diversity and sharing that knowledge in the form of publications, a CD-ROM, and outreach efforts to schools. The project, which is currently funded by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, seeks to document and better understand the changing contours of American religious demography, to study the ways in which religions of Asia and the Middle East are adapting to their new environment, and how American society is adapting to this growing religious diversity."