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Christians Countering Anti-Muslim Rhetoric | April 29, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

May 3, 2016
“Stereotypes lose their power because they’re replaced by true, authentic relationships,” says Rev. Josh Graves, pastor of the Nashville megachurch Otter Creek Church of Christ, describing his project of engagement between Christians and Muslims. “It’s very hard for people to care about people they don’t know. That’s just true of humans wherever you are on planet earth.” More →

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Interreligious Activity in San Diego Since September 11 (2002)

Following the events of September 11, the atmosphere in San Diego was particularly tense. Three of the hijackers involved in the attacks were from the San Diego area, and San Diego has a strong military presence that includes the North Island Naval Air Station, Fort Rosencranz Military Reservation, Imperial Beach Naval Air Station, U.S. Naval Communication Center, and US Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Immediately following the events, Rev. Freeman, a minister in Chula Vista, organized an interfaith prayer service for that weekend. The next week during a regularly scheduled...

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2016 Feb 25

Religion and Resettlement: The role of religion in diaspora communities in the US

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3307 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
The United States has been described as a nation of immigrants, but refugee and diaspora communities have come under close scrutiny in recent months. The World Faiths Development Dialogue, with support from the GHR Foundation, has undertaken a pilot project in partnership with Harvard University’s Pluralism Project in early 2015. Its goal was to explore the religious lives of refugees who settle in the US to better understand how religious communities, traditions, networks, or personal faith affect their adaptation and community-building in... Read more about Religion and Resettlement: The role of religion in diaspora communities in the US
2016 Jan 26

Waking in Oak Creek Screening and Discussion (Religion Refocused Film Series)

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40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Waking in Oak Creek_1.26.16On Tuesday, January 26th, the Pluralism Project hosted a screening and discussion of the film Waking in Oak Creek at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. Event partners include Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, Everett Gurdwara Sahib, Gurdwara Sikh Sangat Boston, Gurudwara Guru Nanak... Read more about Waking in Oak Creek Screening and Discussion (Religion Refocused Film Series)
2015 Aug 05

Pluralism Project Curates August 2015 Issue of Journal of Inter-Religious Studies

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Cambridge, MA, USA
The Pluralism Project was invited to co-curate Issue 17 of the Journal of Interreligious Studies. Scholars and practitioners were invited to respond to theme: the "Problems and Promise of Pluralism." Assistant Director Whittney Barth served as guest editor and collaborator with JIRS staff. This and other issues of the Journal of Inter-Religious Studies are available online.

Faced With Firing, Wheaton Professor Stands By Her Gesture Of 'Solidarity'

January 13, 2016
Earlier this month, it emerged that Wheaton College had begun the process of firing Larycia Hawkins, a tenured associate professor of political science at the evangelical Christian school. Hawkins was suspended last month after she decided to wear a headscarf during the Advent season to show solidarity with Muslims during a difficult period.
Source: Faced With Firing, Wheaton Professor Stands By Her Gesture Of 'Solidarity' - WorldWide Religious News/National Public Radio

Religious voices respond to State of the Union

January 13, 2016
(RNS) In his last State of the Union address, President Obama made an impassioned case against religious bigotry and cast other key issues in moral terms. They voiced support and criticism on issues ranging from religious inclusion to same-sex marriage to Iran.

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