Islam

2006 May 02

Living Islam Out Loud: A Conversation with Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur and Sarah Eltantawi

(All day)

On May 2, 2006, Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur and Sarah Eltantawi joined the Pluralism Project for a luncheon discussion. Abdul-Ghafur is the editor of LIVING ISLAM OUT LOUD: American Muslim Women Speak, a book which features 15 American Muslim women dealing with the complexities of forging their own identities while playing powerful roles in public life. Sarah Eltantawi contributed to the book and is a cofounder of the Progressive Muslim Union of North America and from 2001-2004 served as Communications Director for the ... Read more about Living Islam Out Loud: A Conversation with Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur and Sarah Eltantawi

Two Muslim Women Marched Out Of Swimming Pool In French Holiday Village Because They Were Wearing Burkinis

July 22, 2010
2007 Mar 01

International Participants in "Islam: Scholarship and Practice in the United States" Visit the Pluralism Project

(All day)

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1531 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On March 1, 2007, the Pluralism Project hosted a State Department delegation of scholars from Egypt, Jordan, and Syria at Harvard University. Their visit was a continuation of a study-tour which began last year titled, “Islam: Scholarship and Practice in the United States.” Led by Father Nabil Haddad, executive director of the Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center in Amman, Jordan, and sponsored by WorldBoston, the tour also made stops in DC and Philadelphia. The tour aims to convey an understanding of the role of religion in... Read more about International Participants in "Islam: Scholarship and Practice in the United States" Visit the Pluralism Project
2007 Nov 05

Pluralism Project Case Study Protagonist Mayor Dean Koldenhoven Addresses Students at the Center for the Study of World Religions

(All day)

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42 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
On the afternoon of November 5, 2007, Mayor Dean Koldenhoven, former mayor of Palos Heights, Illinois spoke with a gathering of about thirty Harvard students at the Center for the Study of World Religions. He is the protagonist in the forthcoming case study, “A Mosque in Palos Heights." Many of the students who attended this event are part of Dr. Eck’s “Religion in Multicultural America: Case Studies in Religious Pluralism” course this semester, where this case study was examined. Mayor Koldenhoven brought to life his role in the mosque... Read more about Pluralism Project Case Study Protagonist Mayor Dean Koldenhoven Addresses Students at the Center for the Study of World Religions

Two Muslim Women Marched Out Of Swimming Pool In French Holiday Village Because They Were Wearing Burkinis

July 22, 2010
2009 May 22

Pluralism Project Hosts State Department Delegation from Sweden

(All day)

Location: 

1531 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On May 22, 2009, the Pluralism Project hosted a State Department delegation from Sweden. The group included two representatives from Swedish Muslims for Peace and Justice; a youth immigrant contact who helps new immigrants navigate issues of religious difference and assimilation in a secular Swedish society; and the chairman of the Kista Folk High School Association, an advocate for Swedish Muslim equality. A lively conversation with the diverse delegation centered on issues of interfaith relations, perceptions of Islam, and Muslim life in the United States. After their visit to Boston, the... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts State Department Delegation from Sweden
2006 Apr 17

Voices of Liberal Islam in Indonesia

(All day)

The Pluralism Project at Harvard University

On April 17, 2006, the Pluralism Project sponsored an interfaculty luncheon discussion titled “Voices of Liberal Islam in Indonesia” with two young and prominent Islamic thinkers, Ulil Abshar Abdallah and Sukhidi Mulyadi. Abdallah is the founder of Liberal Islam Network, a leading Islamic organization which promotes the notion of a liberal Islam in Indonesia. In 2002 Abdallah and members of the organization were given a fatwa death sentence by Javanese clerics due to their writings on...

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2009 Jun 15

Pluralism Project Participates in Conference on Educating Religious Leaders

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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
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
2007 Nov 05

Case Studies Workshop

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Location: 

42 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
    On November 5, 2007, the Pluralism Project convened a case studies workshop at the Center for the Study of World Religions. Twenty Harvard faculty and doctoral candidates from Harvard Graduate School, Harvard Divinity School and the Kennedy School of Government participated in a workshop on the case study method. As an example, Dr. Eck utilized the case developed by our senior researcher, Ellie Pierce, entitled “A Mosque in Palos Heights.” This case explores the problems and promise of pluralism in Palos Heights, Illinois where a... Read more about Case Studies Workshop
2007 Dec 11

The Mosque in Morgantown Rough Cut Screening

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harvard yard, 220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On December 11, 2007, the Pluralism Project sponsored a rough cut screening of the film, The Mosque in Morgantown, for a select audience of students and scholars. This documentary chronicles the conflict that arises in small-town West Virginia when Asra Nomani, a Muslim feminist, challenges women’s roles at the local mosque. It captures the stories of Nomani and other mosque members as they struggle to shape the future of their community. The film is an entry for viewers into questions about Islam in America,... Read more about The Mosque in Morgantown Rough Cut Screening

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