Assistant Director Whittney Barth led a case study discussion for schoolteachers during the “Religious Worlds of New York,” a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar co-sponsored by the Interfaith Center of New York and Union Theological Seminary. The group discussed “Adding Eid,” a case whose protagonist, a school superintendent, must determine his options when considering whether to add Eid to the public school calendar.
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...
On Saturday, October 26th, nearly one hundred people gathered at the Paulist Center in downtown Boston for "Making Our Way: Muslim Women in North America." A keynote address was delivered by Dr. Ingrid Mattson, former president of the Islamic Society of North America, and a panel discussion followed, focusing on the experiences of Muslim women post-9/11. Panelists also included Umm Juwayriyah, author of the book The Size of Mustard Seed, and Lietenant Colonel, Army Reserves Shareda Hosein.
An information fair featuring many of the event's co-sponsors preceded and followed the lecture and... Read more about Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors "Making Our Way: Muslim Women in North America"
On October 25 & 26, research director Ellie Pierce participated in a Radcliffe Seminar, “Sacred Space in a Secular Nation of Believers.” The seminar explored sacred space in healthcare contexts, the military, and higher education. Sessions focused on specific cases, including the Ulfelder Healing Garden at Massachusetts General Hospital, one of three spaces at the...
On April 9th, the Pluralism Project and the Center for the Study of World Religions host a screening of Tragedy in Oak Creek and Dastaar: Defending the Sikh Identity.
In Tragedy in Oak Creek filmmaker Valarie Kaur visits the Sikh community of Oak Creek, Wisconsin in the days after the tragic shooting in August 2012 that left six worshippers murdered and the gunman dead. The film Dastaar: Defending the Sikh Identity is a brief documentary that explores the ways in which the Sikh community have responded to discrimination they have faced as a visible... Read more about Pluralism Project and Center for the Study of World Religions Co-Host Film Night on Sikhism