Civic

2009 Oct 19

Pluralism Project Welcomes Iraqi Activist from La’Onf

(All day)

Location: 

2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On Monday, October 19, 2009, the Pluralism Project welcomed Mr. Abdulsattar Younus – a leader with La’Onf, a network of nonviolent activists inside of Iraq. After a brief video presentation about the work of La’Onf, Mr. Younus responded to questions about the nature of nonviolent resistance in Iraq, and the relationship of the Iraqi example to other international and historical contexts. Mr. Younus was in the United States to accept the Pfeffer Peace Prize awarded by the Fellowship of Reconciliation – USA. La’Onf had... Read more about Pluralism Project Welcomes Iraqi Activist from La’Onf
2009 Nov 06

“Religion in the New Cosmopolis” at the 2009 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Montréal, Canada

(All day)

Location: 

Montréal, QC, CA
On Friday, November 6, 2009, the Pluralism Project hosted its annual reception and program at the American Academy of Religion. The program focused on “Religion in the New Cosmopolis,” using Boston, Montréal, and other affiliate research sites as a starting point for conversation. Dr. Diana Eck and Research Director Ellie Pierce presented how case studies, documentary film, and our recently relaunched interactive webguide, World Religions in Greater Boston, can be used by teachers, religious and civic leaders, and community activists to build a... Read more about “Religion in the New Cosmopolis” at the 2009 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Montréal, Canada
2009 Nov 19

Michigan Community Scholars Program Screens Fremont, U.S.A.

(All day)

Location: 

Ann Arbor, MI
On Thursday and Friday, November 19 and 20, 2009, Research Director Ellie Pierce was invited to Ann Arbor by the Michigan Community Scholars Program (MCSP) for screenings of Fremont, USA and a series of conversations about interfaith relations at the University and in the community. On November 19, Ellie joined students in Prof. Jim Crowfoot’s class on “Environment, Religions, Spirituality, and Sustainability” for a case discussion; this was followed by a Campus-Wide Discussion of Interfaith Relations, which... Read more about Michigan Community Scholars Program Screens Fremont, U.S.A.
2009 Oct 23

Assistant Director Offers Sessions at Michigan Educators Teaching Workshop

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA, USA
On Friday, October 23, 2009, the Pluralism Project offered two sessions at the “Michigan Educators Teaching Workshop: Boston Mid-Year Conference” organized by the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. This Workshop brought together educator-leaders from Flint, Michigan and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to consider “approaches to and understandings of communities in Michigan related to the Middle East region and how to integrate teaching about them in curriculum and resources... Read more about Assistant Director Offers Sessions at Michigan Educators Teaching Workshop
2009 Nov 17

Diana Eck Participates in Panel at Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries' 43rd Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

(All day)

Location: 

Boston, MA, USA
On Tuesday, November 17, 2009, the Pluralism Project participated in the annual meeting and awards dinner for a local interfaith social action organization, Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries. Over 200 people attended the evening event entitled, ‘Social Change and the Spirituality of Hope: Dialogue and Action in Multifaith America.” Pluralism Project Director Dr. Diana Eck offered remarks on the topic as part of a keynote panel that also included Salwa Abdullah of Masjid Al-Qur’an and Margie Klein of Moishe/Kavod House and Hebrew College Rabbinical... Read more about Diana Eck Participates in Panel at Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries' 43rd Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
2007 Nov 05

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

(All day)

Location: 

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
2009 Jul 11

Pluralism Project Hosts Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Boston Immersion Course Participants

(All day)

Location: 

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
2007 Nov 05

Case Studies Workshop

(All day)

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
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
2009 Jul 31

2009 Summer WRGB Launch and Research Symposium

(All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On Friday, July 31, the Pluralism Project hosted a preview launch of World Religions in Greater Boston, fifth edition. The symposium featured the work of our webmaster, Ryan Overbey, who built the new user interface, and our summer interns who provided updates for the new directory and multi-media content. The symposium was held at Harvard’s Barker Center for the Humanities, and guests included religious and lay leaders from a diverse range of communities and centers, as well as Harvard faculty, friends of the... Read more about 2009 Summer WRGB Launch and Research Symposium

Pages