Pluralism Project Event

2010 Sep 17

Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Panel on “Faith-Based Family Dispute Mediation and Arbitration”

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Cambridge, MA, USA
On September 17, 2010, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored a panel discussion on “Faith-Based Family Dispute Mediation and Arbitration: North American Muslim Contributions & Priorities” along with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. The event, organized by HDS students Celene Ayat Lizzio and Aliya Vajid, sought “to connect scholars, students, and practitioners who have an interest in how communities of Muslims perceive of and adhere to... Read more about Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Panel on “Faith-Based Family Dispute Mediation and Arbitration”
2010 Sep 21

Pluralism Project Participates In a Teach-In on the Muslim Community Center Controversy in Manhattan

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Boylston Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On September 21, 2010, Pluralism Project Director Dr. Diana L. Eck participated in a public teach-in entitled, "Making Sense of the Controversy: Campus Teach-In on the Muslim Community Center Issue in Manhattan." Other panelists included Professor Ali Asani, director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program; and Professor Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Panelists offered their reflections on the current controversy’s ramifications for... Read more about Pluralism Project Participates In a Teach-In on the Muslim Community Center Controversy in Manhattan
2010 Jul 26

Pluralism Project Hosts Iraqi Youth Leadership Exchange Program

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2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On July 26, 2010, the Pluralism Project hosted an Iraqi Youth Leadership Exchange program sponsored by the State Department and the Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI) for a case study workshop. Pluralism Project staff, summer fellows, and alumni received the group of Iraqi teenagers, American teens from New England, program facilitators, and host families. The purpose of the exchange program was to introduce youth to civic engagement and interfaith dialogue in Greater Boston. Two Pluralism Project summer fellows, Brendan Randall and Kristin Stoneking, taught brief, interactive case... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts Iraqi Youth Leadership Exchange Program
2010 Aug 04

Pluralism Project Moderates Panel at “Women2Women International Conference”

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100 Malcolm X Blvd, Boston, MA 02119
On August 4, 2010, Pluralism Project Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre moderated a panel of local women leaders in a discussion on women’s roles and leadership in faith-based and interfaith organizing at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. The event was part of Empower Peace’s “Women2Women International Conference,” a yearly conference for over 100 teenage women from the United States and the Arab and Muslim world who come together in order to build “much-needed bridges of understanding and trust between improbably allies, uniting them across shared interests and purpose.” The... Read more about Pluralism Project Moderates Panel at “Women2Women International Conference”
2006 May 08

The Pluralism Project Hosts State Department Visitors From Jordan and Egypt

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Cambridge, MA, USA
[flickr_set id=72157655810682974] On May 8, 2006 the Pluralism Project hosted a State Department visit with guests from Jordan and Egypt, many of whom were imams. Their study-tour was on the topic "Islam: Scholarship and Practice in the United States." The visit was born out of an initiative in interfaith dialogue that was started by Father Nabil Haddad, executive director of the Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center in Amman, Jordan. The purpose of the tour, which included Boston, Washington DC, Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan, was to explore the role of religion and Islam in... Read more about The Pluralism Project Hosts State Department Visitors From Jordan and Egypt
2006 Jul 06

Pluralism Project Hosts State Department Delegation from Bangladesh and India

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2 Arrow St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On Thursday, July 6, 2006, the Pluralism Project hosted a delegation from India and Bangladesh as part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. The participants included religious leaders such as imams and principals of madrassahs, as well as teachers and community leaders who are interested in questions of religious pluralism, Islam in America, and the study of religion. The guests were particularly interested in how religious pluralism in India compares to religious pluralism in America. The delegation was in the U.S. from June 17 - July 8. [flickr_set id... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts State Department Delegation from Bangladesh and India
2009 Oct 23

Case Study Session with Christian Scholars Group on Christian-Jewish Relations at Boston College

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Chestnut Hill, Newton, MA, USA
On October 23, 2009, Rabbi Justus Baird, the Director of the Center for Multifaith Education at Auburn Seminary joined Pluralism Project Research Director Elinor Pierce for a case study session at Boston College. Baird and Pierce were guests at the annual meeting of the Christian Scholars Group on Christian-Jewish Relations. The session, which included a robust discussion of the case study “A Sign of Division,” also provided an opportunity to explore how the case method is applied in the teaching of religion... Read more about Case Study Session with Christian Scholars Group on Christian-Jewish Relations at Boston College
2009 Nov 17

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

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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
2009 Nov 19

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

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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 Dec 03

Pluralism Project Hosts Faculty Group from the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University

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2 Arrow St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On Thursday, December 3, 2009, the Pluralism Project hosted a group of faculty from the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre met with Jack Olive, Flora Wilson Bridges, Rabbi Danny Weiner, Mohamed Jawad Khaki, and Laura Ellen Muglia to discuss the history and vision of the Pluralism Project, and to offer feedback on various ideas they have about starting a center at Seattle University. Lohre shared our Case Study Initiative with the group, and introduced... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts Faculty Group from the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University
2009 Oct 23

Assistant Director Offers Sessions at Michigan Educators Teaching Workshop

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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 06

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

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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

Diana Eck Speaks at MIT for Addir Fellows Community Lecture Series

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77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
On Thursday, November 19, 2009, Dr. Diana Eck offered a lecture entitled, “Interfaith: The Most Difficult Dialogues,” as part of the 2009-2010 Addir Fellows Community Lecture Series. The Addir Fellows MIT Interfaith Dialogue Program “brings together thirty students of different faiths to learn from and engage each other in a stimulating environment…[in order] to enhance inter-group relations on the MIT campus, and to deepen individuals’ self-awareness.” It is sponsored by The Office of the Dean for Student Life, the... Read more about Diana Eck Speaks at MIT for Addir Fellows Community Lecture Series
2009 Nov 21

Pluralism Project Participates in Human Rights Education Conference

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Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On Saturday, November 21, 2009, the Pluralism Project offered a workshop at the “Global Education, Human Rights and the Middle East Region Conference” organized by the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. This workshop brought together educator-leaders from around the world in order to explore the “diversity of approaches taken to discussing human rights in the classroom.” It coincided with the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association in Boston. Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre taught the session entitled, “... Read more about Pluralism Project Participates in Human Rights Education Conference
2009 Oct 19

Pluralism Project Welcomes Iraqi Activist from La’Onf

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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

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