Interfaith

2006 Sep 28

StoryCorps in Boston

Thu Sep 28 (All day) to Sun Oct 15 (All day)

The Pluralism Project has partnered with StoryCorps, the "national project to instruct and inspire people to record each others' stories in sound," to include stories from diverse faith traditions in Boston. This massive oral history project now includes recordings of Research Associate Deonnie Moodie interviewing Affiliate Valarie Kaur on growing up Sikh in America, and Dr. Imam Talal Eid and his daughter Feda Eid on being Muslim in the U.S. You may listen to these and other stories from Bostonians online if you... Read more about StoryCorps in Boston
2009 Jul 11

Pluralism Project Hosts Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Boston Immersion Course Participants

(All day)

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1531 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On Saturday, July 11, 1009, the Pluralism Project hosted participants in the “Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Boston Immersion Course” sponsored by the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan in collaboration with Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) and Episcopal Divinity School (EDS). The Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE) program is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., and it “enables a broad spectrum of... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Boston Immersion Course Participants
2008 Apr 09

Interfaith and Inter-religious Dialogue at Connecticut College

(All day)

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270 Mohegan Ave Pkwy, New London, CT 06320, USA
On April 9, 2008, Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre joined former interns Kate DeConinck and Nour Goda for an evening of sharing and discussion on Interfaith and Inter-religious Dialogue at Connecticut College. The event was sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Connecticut College, and was hosted by the Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, Claudia Highbaugh. Kathryn gave an introductory presentation about the Pluralism Project,... Read more about Interfaith and Inter-religious Dialogue at Connecticut College
2007 Jun 26

TIDE: The Wave of Change Conference

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Harvard Divinity School On June 26, 2007, the Pluralism Project sponsored a day-long conference organized by Interfaith Action’s Youth Leadership Program in Sharon, Massachusetts. This day-long conference, called “Teenage Interfaith Diversity Education (TIDE): The Wave of Change Conference,” was held at Harvard Divinity School. High school youth from Sharon led workshops, activities, and dialogue sessions designed to equip other youth participants with the skills they need to engage with religious difference in their own communities. While most participants... Read more about TIDE: The Wave of Change Conference
2008 Oct 16

Father Nicholas Rundle, of Mission Australia, Visits the Pluralism Project

(All day)

Location: 

1531 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On October 16, 2008, the Pluralism Project hosted Father Nicholas Rundle, a Senior Chaplain with Mission Australia. Father Rundle was in the United States to learn more about how Mission Australia might provide a more “faith friendly” environment for staff through programs, policies, and practices. Father Rundle then went on to Detroit, Michigan to visit the leaders of the Ford Interfaith Network at the Ford Motor Company to learn about their model.
2007 Sep 28

Women’s Interfaith Initiatives After 9/11

(All day)

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Fay House, 10 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On September 28-29, 2007, the Pluralism Project held a seminar on "Women's Interfaith Initiatives After 9/11" at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Women who established selected women's interfaith organizations formed after 9/11 were invited to join the conversation, along with faculty colleagues, and women from other religious and interfaith organizations, for two days of presentations and discussion. In addition, the group explored the models and methodologies at play, and considered the relationship of these new organizations to the women's... Read more about Women’s Interfaith Initiatives After 9/11
2009 Mar 05

Fremont, U.S.A. Film Premiere and Panel

(All day)

On March 5, 2009, the Pluralism Project cosponsored the premiere of its new documentary film, Fremont, U.S.A.: A City’s Encounter with Religious Diversity at Harvard University. Produced and directed by Rachel Antell and Elinor Pierce, this film explores the complex and challenging issues of religious diversity in small California city transformed by new immigration. Using the themes explored in Fremont, U.S.A. as a starting point, Dr. Diana L. Eck, Pluralism Project director, moderated a lively panel discussion on civic engagement and interfaith action in Greater Boston.... Read more about Fremont, U.S.A. Film Premiere and Panel
2008 Mar 05

Advanced Screening of Constantine's Sword

(All day)

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602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
On March 5, 2008, the Pluralism Project was one of ten cosponsors of an advanced screening of James Carroll's Constantine's Sword, a documentary film directed by Oren Jacoby. According to the film's website,"Constantine's Sword is a compelling personal narrative - a kind of detective story - as one man uncovers the dark areas of his own past, searching for a better future." Author and Boston Globe columnist James Carroll, who co-produced the film, was present to answer questions following the screening, which took place at... Read more about Advanced Screening of Constantine's Sword
2006 May 06

Pluralism Project Hosts Divided We Fall Screening at Harvard Film Archive

(All day)

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24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On May 6-7, 2006, the Pluralism Project hosted a preview and director's cut screening of Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath at the Harvard Film Archive. Writer/Producer Valarie Kaur, an affiliate of the Pluralism Project and a master's candidate at Harvard Divinity School, and Director/Producer Sharat Raju were on hand to answer audience questions. The auditorium of the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts was filled to capacity with artists, academics, activists, and citizens... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts Divided We Fall Screening at Harvard Film Archive
2009 Jun 15

Pluralism Project Participates in Conference on Educating Religious Leaders

(All day)

On June 15-16, 2009, the Pluralism Project participated in a conference on “Educating Christian, Jewish, & Muslim Leaders in an Age of Religious Diversity,” which took place on the neighboring campuses of Andover Newton Theological School & Hebrew College. Organized by the Boston Theological Institute, Hartford Seminary, the Interreligious Center on Public Life... Read more about Pluralism Project Participates in Conference on Educating Religious Leaders
2008 Mar 19

A Dream in Doubt

(All day)

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harvard yard, 220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On March 19, 2008, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored a screening of the documentary, A Dream in Doubt, presented by the Harvard Graduate School of Education Diversity Innovation Fund and the Committee on the Study of Religion. The film’s producer, Preetmohan Singh, Deputy Director of Public Policy at the Interfaith Alliance in Washington, D.C. was present. This award-winning documentary explores the fate of the Sikh-American community in Phoenix, Arizona in the wake of the September 11 terror attacks. It features Rana Sodhi, an Indian... Read more about A Dream in Doubt

Beijing Finds Common Cause With Chinese Buddhists

July 22, 2010

Author: Louisa Lim

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128691021

Four years ago, eight senior monks, clad in scarlet-and-saffron-robes, filed in front of a golden Buddha and began chanting on stage in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. It marked an important turning point in China's attitude toward religion.

This was the first World Buddhist Forum, attended by more than 1,000 monks, and held in...

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