On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, the Pluralism Project co-hosted, along with the Boston Globe's Globe Docsand the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University, an advanced screening of He Named Me Malala, a documentary about the life and work of Pakistani teenager and children's education advocate Malala Yousafzai. A panel discussion followed, featuring
On Wednesday, April 15th, Prof. Diana Eck, Director of The Pluralism Project at Harvard University, delivered the 10th annual Rev. Robert W. Bullock Memorial Lecture at Merrimack College. Her talk was entitled “Religionlines and Colorlines: Religion and Race in Multireligious America" and is available online.
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
On Friday, November 18th, Pluralism Project staff joined over 100 affiliates and friends for a reception celebrating the Pluralism Project's 20th anniversity. The reception took place during the American Academy of Religion's Annual Meeting in San Francisco and featured a presentation of our research on “The Interfaith Infrastructure: Citizenship and Leadership in the Multi-Religious City” and new features of the forthcoming web-based version On Common Ground: World Religions in America.
Professor Diana Eck, Director of the Pluralism Project, and Professor Catherine Cornille, Chair of the Theology Department at Boston College, co-led a four-day seminar on teaching interfaith understanding.
The seminar, which was organized by the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and the Council for Independent Colleges, took place at Lesley University with site visits to local religious communities and, a welcome dinner hosted at the Pluralism Project.
Senior Research Associate Brendan Randall represented the Pluralism Project at the 2014 Interfaith Understanding Conference for ELCA Colleges and Universities where he introduced participates to the Pluralism Project's America's Interfaith Infrastructurepilot study. The conference took place in early June at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.
Pluralism Project Research Associate Cody Musselman attended the 2014 North American Interfaith Network Connect conference in Detroit, MI. Cody was the recipient of a NAIN young adult scholarship. Read Cody's report from NAIN Connect 2014.