Globalization is good and necessary, whispers the guru, her arms circling yet another stranger, her words translated into English by an attendee. "But at the same time, families are disintegrating, people are becoming isolated islands, there is no communication… there is no love."
In 1999, the Pluralism Project hosted two groundbreaking consultations on multireligious America, where for the first time, activists and representatives of diverse advocacy groups shared a common table. The second of these two meetings was a“Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America," which took a broad look at the issues of civil society. This event included a panel on public and private schools, and involved representatives from the White House, the Armed Forces Chaplains Board along with Pluralism Project affiliates and advisors.
In the past thirty years, the religious landscape of the United States has changed significantly, in part because of the 1965 immigration act and the new population of immigrants who have come to the U.S. from all over the world. Today there are Islamic centers and mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples and meditation centers, and Sikh gurdwaras in virtually every major American city. And today the encounter between people of different religious and cultural traditions takes place not only in the international arena, but in our own cities and neighborhoods, schools and city councils.
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Phone: 617-926-1230 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.bkwsu.org/us/massachusetts/typea.2009-07-24.4761604988 Description
The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU) was founded in 1936 by Prajapita Brahma, and is today affiliated with the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organization. BKWSU is the parent organization for some 2,000 centers world-wide, including the Brookline-based Brahma... Read more about Brahma Kumaris Learning Center For Peace
The Boston Meditation Group of Self-Realization is comprised of members and friends of the worldwide Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), which was founded in 1920 by spiritual leader Paramahansa Yogananda. Paramahansa Yogananda first...
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Phone: 617-522-0800 Email: SufiOrder@gardenlight.org Website: http://www.gardenlight.org Description
The Sufi Order of Boston is a branch of the Sufi Order International which was founded by Hazrat Inayat Khan in 1910. It offers a universal approach to religious understanding and guided training in spiritual practice and growth. Describing Sufism, Hazrat Inayat Khan said, "Sufism is the religion of the heart, the religion... Read more about Sufi Order International of the Greater Boston Area (The Inayati Order of Greater Boston)