Case Studies

2014 Nov 23

Case Study Workshop at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

(All day)

Location: 

San Diego, CA, USA
Pluralism Project Director Diana Eck, Senior Research Associate Brendan Randall, and Assistant Director Whittney Barth co-led a two-hour workshop on the case method and its application to religious studies and interfaith/interreligious relations. The workshop included a discussion of "A Call to Prayer," a case study written by Research Director Elinor Pierce and set in Hamtramck, Michigan. The discussion was facilitated by Diana Eck. Brendan Randall gave an introduction to writing case studies and their pedagogical significance; Whittney Barth spoke about the use of case studies in diverse... Read more about Case Study Workshop at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting
2014 Feb 20

Pluralism Project Case Studies at the Intercultural Connections Project

Thu Feb 20 (All day) to Sat Feb 22 (All day)

Whistler, British Columbia

Intercultural Connections Project

Senior Research Associate Brendan Randall visited Whistler, British Columbia, where he introduced the case method and facilitated the discussionof several case studies as part of the Intercultural Connections Project (ICP). The ICP is an interfaith project developed by Mafalda Arias of Mafalda Arias and Associates and William Roberts of the Whistler Forum with financial support from Embrace BC, a government agency focused on promoting multiculturalism and eliminating racism. The ICP brought together over 20 emerging...

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2011 Apr 01

Research Director Participates in Advisory Meeting for “Multi-Faith Spaces” Project at the University of Manchester

(All day)

Location: 

Manchester, UK
In Apri 2011 Research Director Elinor Pierce participated in the advisory council meeting of “Multi-Faith Spaces: Symptoms and Agents of Religious and Social Change” at the University of Manchester. As noted on the project website, “This project investigates Multi-Faith Spaces (MFS) not only as symptoms of socio-religious change, but also in terms of their ‘agentic role’ as spaces with the potential to influence and modify relations between religious and secular worlds/worldviews. …Do MFS encourage pluralism or merely... Read more about Research Director Participates in Advisory Meeting for “Multi-Faith Spaces” Project at the University of Manchester
2011 Jun 16

Fremont, USA Screening and Panel Hosted by Tri-City Interfaith Council

(All day)

Location: 

4360 Central Ave, Fremont, CA 94536, USA
On June 16, 2011 the Tri-City Interfaith Council of Fremont, Newark, and Union City California sponsored a screening of our documentary, Fremont, USA. The film explores how the city of Fremont, California – the most religiously diverse city of its size in the US – responded in an extraordinary way to the tragic murder of Alia Ansari, a Muslim woman, in 2006. The screening and interfaith panel discussion was hosted at Centerville Presbyterian Church at 360... Read more about Fremont, USA Screening and Panel Hosted by Tri-City Interfaith Council
2011 Feb 25

Pluralism Project Cases Used in Auburn Case Studies Minimester

(All day)

Location: 

475 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10115, USA
Pluralism Project case studies were again featured in the 2010 fall minimester course sponsored by Auburn Theological Seminary entitled, “Religious Leadership in a Multifaith World.” Seminary students from six schools in the New York region took part in case discussions of religious and civic leadership, “analyz[ing] each scenario with colleagues from different faith backgrounds, and then reflect[ing] on what kind of leadership they hope to offer in such a situation.”
2011 Feb 21

"In Pursuit of Justice" Case Study Discussed by AJWS Alumni

(All day)

Location: 

Baltimore, MD, USA
Pluralism Project Research Director Ellie Pierce worked with American Jewish World Service (AJWS) to collaboratively develop a case study for rabbinical students and rabbis. This case, “In Pursuit of Justice,” explores the resistance faced by a young rabbi who wants to refine her synagogue’s mitzvah program to be more in line with the social justice ethos of the congregation. This case was used in a session at the recent AJWS Rabbinical Students’ Delegation (RSD) Alumni Institute, held in Baltimore, Maryland, February 20-23, 2011 on the theme,... Read more about "In Pursuit of Justice" Case Study Discussed by AJWS Alumni
2010 Nov 01

Pluralism Project Case Study Taught at Mosques in America Event at Fordham Law School

(All day)

Location: 

New York, NY, USA
In response to mosque controversies across the US, and in New York City in particular, the Institute on Religion, Law, & Lawyer’s Work at Fordham University School of Law sponsored an event titled, “Mosques in America: an Exercise in Dialogue” in November 2011. Rabbi Justus Baird, director of the Center for Multifaith Education from the Auburn Theological Seminary, a longtime collaborator on our Case Study Initiative, co-led a case discussion of, “A Mosque... Read more about Pluralism Project Case Study Taught at Mosques in America Event at Fordham Law School
2010 Nov 10

Workshop with MIT Addir Fellows

(All day)

In November 2010 Summer Fellow Brendan Randall offered a case study workshop to the MIT Addir Fellows during their fall retreat. The Addir program’s mission is “to equip individuals of different faiths with the skills to engage with and understand those from whom they differ; to enhance inter-group relations on the MIT campus, and to deepen individuals’ self-awareness.” The Fellows discussed “Adding Eid,” a Pluralism Project case study about a decision by the Cambridge Public...

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2010 Nov 10

Community Diversity Night at Brimmer and May

(All day)

Location: 

Chestnut Hill, MA
On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, Pluralism Project Research Coordinator Erin Loeb participated in the Community Diversity Night at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, MA. After two students offered reflections on the role of religion in their lives, Erin presented on the work and research of the Pluralism Project, our Case Study Initiative, and our World Religions in Greater Boston guidebook to approximately 100 teachers, parents, and students. The evening concluded with questions from the audience... Read more about Community Diversity Night at Brimmer and May
2010 Oct 29

"Case Studies of Multireligious America” at the 2010 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA

(All day)

Location: 

Atlanta, GA, USA
On Friday, October 29, 2010, the Pluralism Project hosted its annual reception at the American Academy of Religion. Facilitated by Dr. Diana Eck and Research Director Ellie Pierce, the evening’s program explored new developments in the Case Study Initiative, which seeks to apply the case method to the disputes and dilemmas of multi-religious America. Highlights from our recent case study workshops, courses, and updates from our 2010 Case Study Summer Fellowship program served as a... Read more about "Case Studies of Multireligious America” at the 2010 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA

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