On February 10, 2006, the Pluralism Project welcomed affiliate Dr. Stuart Chandler of Indiana University of Pennsylvania to present on his work, "Eastern Religions Come to Western Pennsylvania." This interfaculty event was co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. Dr. Chandler's project, which is printed in booklet form, was also completed as an exhibition organized by the University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in partnership with the Center for the Study of... Read more about Dr. Stuart Chandler Presents "Eastern Religions Come to Western Pennsylvania"
The Pluralism Project invites affiliates, student researchers, and friends to join us at a reception on Friday, November 19th from 7:00-10:00pm, the evening before the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion begins. We will meet at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, Salon A/B. Visual displays of summer student research will be available for review:
Sarita Cargas, Oxford University: “Attitudes Towards Interfaith” Survey
Stephanie Saldana, Harvard Divinity School: "Religious Diversity in San Antonio, TX"
Brenda E. Whitlock, Arizona State University: "...
The Pluralism Project at Harvard University convened “Religion and Politics 2004: Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices" on September 13, 2004 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The aim of this forum was to discuss issues of concern for women in the upcoming elections, with a special emphasis on the voices of diverse religious women, largely absent from the public conversation. The event was held in the Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club and hosted by Pluralism Project at Harvard University
From April 7-10, 2010, the Pluralism Project participated in the Religion Communication Congress held in Chicago, Illinois. The Congress, held once every 10 years, brings together hundreds of communications professionals in an interfaith forum to learn new skills, to network, and to creatively respond to the current challenges in the field. The 2010 theme, “Embracing Change: Communicating Faith in Today’s World,” was explored by a number of plenary speakers, workshops, and special events.
Pluralism Project Director Diana Eck presented in the same plenary with Dr. Ingrid Mattson, president of... Read more about Pluralism Project at the Religion Communication Congress 2010
On April 18, 2010, Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre offered a case study workshop to the MIT Addir Fellows during their spring 2010 retreat. The MIT Addir Fellows are graduate and undergraduate students who commit to at least one year of weekly dialogue in small groups, monthly speakers’ presentations, and two mini-retreats over the course of the academic year. The program’s mission is “to equip individuals of different faiths with the skills to engage with and understand those from whom they differ...
On April 13, 2010, the Pluralism Project convened a follow up case study workshop at the Center for the Study of World Religions to consider the application of the case method to the teaching of religion and theology. Approximately 40 Harvard faculty, staff, and students from across the University, Pluralism Project staff and student researchers, local community leaders, and selected faculty from outside institutions discussed a new case entitled “Adding Eid” that explores the issue of adding the Muslim holiday of Eid to the Cambridge... Read more about Case Study Workshop at the Center for the Study of World Religions
On Friday, March 26, 2010, fifteen representatives of various religious traditions participated in a panel discussion at the World Parliament of Religions day at Fenway High School in Boston. The panelists included Pluralism Project Research Associate Zachary Ugolnik (Eastern Orthodox); Alex Kern (Quaker), director of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries; Harpreet Singh (Sikh), Harvard PhD student; and Rev. Hyunoh Kim of the Won-Buddhist Temple in Somerville.
For the first part of the day, each of the representatives met with students who had studied their respective traditions in their... Read more about Pluralism Project Participates in World Parliament of Religions at Fenway High School
On April 20, 2010, the Pluralism Project hosted a visit with Eisenhower Fellow Rev. Dr. Petra Bahr. As the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs in Germany, Dr. Bahr represents the Protestant Church of Germany (EKD) to political leaders and the public. During her fellowship, she is seeking to learn more about the religious landscape in the United States, with a particular interest in how religion and public policy are related in this context. In several cities, including Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Houston, she will meet with religious and interfaith leaders, scholars, and... Read more about Pluralism Project Welcomes Eisenhower Fellow Petra Bahr
On Friday, March 26, 2010, Pluralism Project Director Dr. Diana L. Eck and a panel of youth representatives from various religious traditions participated in Billerica Memorial High School’s E Pluribus Unum Day. After Dr. Eck’s keynote presentation on pluralism in America and the religious diversity of Greater Boston, panelists reflected on common misconceptions about their faith, the relationship between their faith and interreligious understanding in a pluralist society, and concluded by offering wisdom from each of their traditions for an audience of graduating high school seniors... Read more about Pluralism Project Participates in Billerica Memorial High School’s "E Pluribus Unum Day"
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From January 30 – February 6, 2010 the Harvard College in Asia Program hosted its annual conference on the theme of Social Entrepreneurship: Innovation, Service and Empowerment, which was co-sponsored by the Pluralism Project. The conference was attended by six student delegations from universities in Turkey, Singapore, Korea, Japan, China, and India, and is part of a larger exchange between Harvard students in HCAP and students from Asia.
On Thursday, February 4,the Pluralism Project hosted a dinner discussion that explored “the... Read more about Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Harvard College in Asia Program Conference
On Friday, February 19, 2010, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored a reading with Stephanie Saldaña from her recently published book, The Bread of Angels: A Journey to Love and Faith. Stephanie is a recent alumna of the Pluralism Project and Harvard Divinity School. The book explores the year of her Fulbright fellowship in Damascus, Syria, where she sets out to explore the role of the Prophet Jesus in Islam against the backdrop of the US-led war in Iraq. As she struggles with her own sense of vocation, she meets a French novice monk who becomes her companion along the way. Stephanie... Read more about Pluralism Project Welcomes Recent Alumna Stephanie Saldaña for Book Reading
On Friday, October 30, 2009, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored “Muslim Community Leadership in America: Women’s Challenges in Horizons” at Harvard Divinity School. Other sponsors included the HDS Diversity Fund, the Women’s Studies in Religion Program, the Center for the Study of World Religions, and certain member of the HDS faculty. This student-initiated conference was the brainchild of Celene Ayat Lizzio, an MDiv student who organized this conference as a field education project with the help of her peers. Its purpose was to...