Interfaith

2007 Apr 11

Sikh-ing Harmony: An Evening of Art, Music, Film, and Dialogue

(All day)

Location: 

1531 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Pluralism Project at Harvard University

On April 11, 2007, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored an event with the Sikh Council on Religion and Education and The Dialogue Forum. “Sikh-ing Harmony: An Evening of Art, Music, Film and Dialogue Reflecting on the Experience of Sikh-Americans in a Post-9/11 Era” featured photography by Gabriel Brown, Sartaj Singh’s film, “Sikh on the Street,” and the children...

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2008 Sep 23

Pluralism Project Participates in “On Faith” Symposium at Harvard

(All day)

Location: 

harvard yard, 220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On September 23, 2008, the Pluralism Project participated in a one-day symposium sponsored by the Harvard chaplains called “On Faith at Harvard.” The symposium explored the question of the role of religion at Harvard, and in higher education in general. The Pluralism Project offered a presentation entitled “Engaging Religious Difference,” which included a sneak-peak of our new documentary film, Fremont, USA. Highlights of the day included an interfaith Iftaar sponsored by the Harvard Islamic Society and a keynote address by journalist Sally Quinn.

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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2007 Jun 25

Research Director at Interfaith Academies for Religious Leaders

Mon Jun 25 (All day) to Sat Jun 30 (All day)

Location: 

Kansas City, MO
In late June 2007, Ellie Pierce, senior researcher at the Pluralism Project, traveled to Kansas City, Missouri for the Interfaith Academies for Religious Leaders. These academies, which were a collaborative effort of The Pluralism Project, Religions for Peace-USA, Saint Paul School of Theology, and the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, were an opportunity for religious leaders and emerging religious leaders alike to learn more about other faiths and engaging across faith traditions. Ellie taught a case study she has written on Palos... Read more about Research Director at Interfaith Academies for Religious Leaders
2008 Oct 20

World Council of Churches-US Conference Decade to Overcome Violence Committee

(All day)

On October 20, 2008, the Pluralism Project hosted members of the World Council of Churches - US Conference Decade to Overcome Violence Committee. “The Decade to Overcome Violence: Churches Seeking Reconciliation and Peace 2001 – 2010 (DOV) is an initiative of the World Council of Churches. It is a global movement that strives to strengthen existing efforts and networks for preventing and overcoming violence, as well as inspire the creation of new ones.” The US...

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2008 Mar 02

Religious Pluralism in a Time of Extremism: The Campus Responds

(All day)

Location: 

Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155, USA
On March 2, 2008, the Pluralism Project participated in a day-long conference at Tufts University entitled, “Religious Pluralism in a Time of Extremism: The Campus Responds.” Keynote speakers included Diana L. Eck, Mohammed Abu-Nimer, and Marc Gopin; Victor Kazanjian moderated their discussion on the topic of “The Imperative for Sustaining Dialogue in Difficult Times.” Workshops were led by students, faculty, community leaders and activists from organizations in Greater Boston and around the country, and focused on interfaith dialogue... Read more about Religious Pluralism in a Time of Extremism: The Campus Responds
2009 May 15

La Trappe Film Premiere and Panel

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On May 15, 2009, the Pluralism Project sponsored the U.S. premiere of the short documentary film, La Trappe. Directed by Harvard Divinity School student Lina Verchery (MDiv ’10), this film explores the surprising connection between the French-speaking Acadian lobster fishermen of Chéticamp and their neighbors: the Buddhist monks and nuns of Gampo Abbey, Shambhala's monastic headquarters. Although seemingly divided by language, culture and religion, these two communities nevertheless share more than meets the eye. The film was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Diana L.... Read more about La Trappe Film Premiere and Panel
2005 Apr 25

Acting on Faith Premiere

(All day)

Location: 

2 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On Tuesday, April 26, 2005, the Pluralism Project sponsored a premiere of Acting on Faith: Women and New Religious Activism in America, a documentary produced by Pluralism Project Affiliate Rachel Antell and narrated by Dr. Diana L. Eck. The film offers a glimpse into the lives and work of three American women: Laila Al-Marayati, a Muslim; Shamita Das Dasgupta, a Hindu; and Mushim Ikeda-Nash, a Buddhist. Through their stories, the film provides insight into the powerful streams of thought and action created by women... Read more about Acting on Faith Premiere
2005 May 17

Pluralism Project Hosts H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Talk, Panel Discussion

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA, USA
On May 17, 2005, the Pluralism Project hosted H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, one of the world's largest NGOs, active in over 140 countries. H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also established the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), which has development projects in 25,300 villages, bringing self-reliance to millions of people. Director Diana Eck moderated a panel discussion following his talk; panelists included Rev. Dr. Dorothy Austin, Dr. Ali Asani, Dr. Francis X.... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Talk, Panel Discussion

Hospitals Revamp Chapels Into Meditation Rooms

July 20, 2010

Author: Joanna Corman

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/07/hospitals-revamp-chapels-into.php

When Connie Johnstone saw relatives of Muslim patients praying in a hospital parking lot, or laying out a plastic bag to create a clean spot on the lobby floor, her visions of a meditation room suddenly got a lot broader.

"I took note of that and said, `Hey, we need to have a place"...

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Demolition Of Hindu Temple Triggers Protest In Rawalpindi

July 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Demolition-of-Hindu-temple-triggers-protest-in-Rawalpindi/649340/

The demolition of part of an 87-year-old temple triggered protests by the minority Hindu community in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi before authorities said they would prevent the rest of the shrine from being pulled down.

Hundreds...

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Hospitals Revamp Chapels Into Meditation Rooms

July 20, 2010

Author: Joanna Corman

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/07/hospitals-revamp-chapels-into.php

When Connie Johnstone saw relatives of Muslim patients praying in a hospital parking lot, or laying out a plastic bag to create a clean spot on the lobby floor, her visions of a meditation room suddenly got a lot broader.

"I took note of that and said, `Hey, we need to have a place"...

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