Pluralism Project Event

2008 Mar 05

Advanced Screening of Constantine's Sword

(All day)

Location: 

602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
On March 5, 2008, the Pluralism Project was one of ten cosponsors of an advanced screening of James Carroll's Constantine's Sword, a documentary film directed by Oren Jacoby. According to the film's website,"Constantine's Sword is a compelling personal narrative - a kind of detective story - as one man uncovers the dark areas of his own past, searching for a better future." Author and Boston Globe columnist James Carroll, who co-produced the film, was present to answer questions following the screening, which took place at... Read more about Advanced Screening of Constantine's Sword
2007 Jun 25

Research Director at Interfaith Academies for Religious Leaders

Mon Jun 25 (All day) to Sat Jun 30 (All day)

Location: 

Kansas City, MO
In late June 2007, Ellie Pierce, senior researcher at the Pluralism Project, traveled to Kansas City, Missouri for the Interfaith Academies for Religious Leaders. These academies, which were a collaborative effort of The Pluralism Project, Religions for Peace-USA, Saint Paul School of Theology, and the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, were an opportunity for religious leaders and emerging religious leaders alike to learn more about other faiths and engaging across faith traditions. Ellie taught a case study she has written on Palos... Read more about Research Director at Interfaith Academies for Religious Leaders
2009 Feb 27

2009 Costas Consultation: Mission and Multiple Religious Belonging

(All day)

Location: 

99 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On February 27, 2009, the Pluralism Project participated in the 2009 Costas Consultation on Global Mission sponsored by the schools of the Boston Theological Institute and hosted by the Episcopal Divinity School. This year's theme was “Mission and Multiple Religious Belonging.” Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre offered a workshop with Dr. Timothy Tennent, Professor of World Missions and Indian Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary on the topic of “Multiple Belonging in the Age of Pluralism.” Other workshop topics included mystical paths, inter-religious religiousity, and the politics... Read more about 2009 Costas Consultation: Mission and Multiple Religious Belonging
2006 May 06

Pluralism Project Hosts Divided We Fall Screening at Harvard Film Archive

(All day)

Location: 

24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On May 6-7, 2006, the Pluralism Project hosted a preview and director's cut screening of Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath at the Harvard Film Archive. Writer/Producer Valarie Kaur, an affiliate of the Pluralism Project and a master's candidate at Harvard Divinity School, and Director/Producer Sharat Raju were on hand to answer audience questions. The auditorium of the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts was filled to capacity with artists, academics, activists, and citizens... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts Divided We Fall Screening at Harvard Film Archive
2008 Mar 19

A Dream in Doubt

(All day)

Location: 

harvard yard, 220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On March 19, 2008, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored a screening of the documentary, A Dream in Doubt, presented by the Harvard Graduate School of Education Diversity Innovation Fund and the Committee on the Study of Religion. The film’s producer, Preetmohan Singh, Deputy Director of Public Policy at the Interfaith Alliance in Washington, D.C. was present. This award-winning documentary explores the fate of the Sikh-American community in Phoenix, Arizona in the wake of the September 11 terror attacks. It features Rana Sodhi, an Indian... Read more about A Dream in Doubt
2007 Sep 28

Women’s Interfaith Initiatives After 9/11

(All day)

Location: 

Fay House, 10 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On September 28-29, 2007, the Pluralism Project held a seminar on "Women's Interfaith Initiatives After 9/11" at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Women who established selected women's interfaith organizations formed after 9/11 were invited to join the conversation, along with faculty colleagues, and women from other religious and interfaith organizations, for two days of presentations and discussion. In addition, the group explored the models and methodologies at play, and considered the relationship of these new organizations to the women's... Read more about Women’s Interfaith Initiatives After 9/11
2009 Mar 26

Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre Presents at Religion Communicators Council Convention

Thu Mar 26 (All day) to Sat Mar 28 (All day)

Location: 

Boston, MA, USA
Celebrating its 80th anniversary, the Religion Communicators Council National Convention took place in Boston March 26-28, 2009. The convention theme, “Identity Amid Diversity,” was explored through a keynote address by Dr. Richard Parker of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Breakout sessions focused on branding, messaging, and “nurtur[ing] strong identity while creating vibrant and mutually productive partnerships across religious and cultural lines.” The Pluralism Project hosted an exhibition table throughout the convention, and Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre offered a presentation... Read more about Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre Presents at Religion Communicators Council Convention
2005 Feb 16

Pluralism Project Student Research Conference 2005

(All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On February 16, 2005, Pluralism Project staff, students, and friends gathered in the Kresge Room at the Barker Center on the Harvard University campus to learn about thesis research by Harvard Seniors and other research conducted for the Pluralism Project. Dr. Diana Eck offered comments and refreshments were served. Presentations included:
  • Intimate Pluralism: Negotiating Religious Difference in the Jewish-Christian Family - Jane Caflisch
  • Creating Citizens: Religion, Diversity, and Political Participation at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara, CA - Katherine DiSalvo
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2005 Apr 25

Acting on Faith Premiere

(All day)

Location: 

2 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On Tuesday, April 26, 2005, the Pluralism Project sponsored a premiere of Acting on Faith: Women and New Religious Activism in America, a documentary produced by Pluralism Project Affiliate Rachel Antell and narrated by Dr. Diana L. Eck. The film offers a glimpse into the lives and work of three American women: Laila Al-Marayati, a Muslim; Shamita Das Dasgupta, a Hindu; and Mushim Ikeda-Nash, a Buddhist. Through their stories, the film provides insight into the powerful streams of thought and action created by women... Read more about Acting on Faith Premiere
2005 Aug 10

2005 Summer Research Symposium

(All day)

The Pluralism Project at Harvard University

On August 10, 2005, the Pluralism Project hosted a summer research symposium at its new office on Cambridge Street. Presentations included reports on the intelligent design debates, the air force academy discrimination allegations, and interfaith chapels at various airports across the country. Other research included profiles of local religious centers, and summaries of the top religious diversity news stories from the summer.

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Summer Interns

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2005 Nov 29

Salman Ahmad South Asian Quake Benefit

(All day)

On November 29, 2005, the Pluralism Project co-hosted Salman Ahmad at Harvard for a South Asian Quake Benefit. Ahmad, the lead singer in South Asia's biggest rock band, Junoon, screened It's My Country Too!, his new film about Muslims in America after 9/11. After the screening, a benefit concert for victims and survivors of the South Asian earthquake was held in the Memorial Church at Harvard. Ahmad played a range of music from Sufi-rock to Pakistani folk songs. His stories about his recent trip to the earthquake-torn regions of Pakistan inspired... Read more about Salman Ahmad South Asian Quake Benefit
2006 Feb 28

Security and Civil Rights: Muslim Army Chaplain James Yee

(All day)

On February 28, 2006, former Muslim Chaplain and U.S. Army Captain James Yee spoke at Harvard, sponsored by the Harvard Islamic Society, the Asian-Pacific Law Students Association, and the Pluralism Project. Chaplain Yee served at Guantanamo Bay and spoke of the challenges of learning first-hand about abuses. He responded by authoring policies designed to respect religious rights and security needs. He was accused of espionage and held in solitary confinement; eventually all charges were dropped and his record was cleared. His recent book is entitled For God and Country.

2005 May 17

Pluralism Project Hosts H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Talk, Panel Discussion

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA, USA
On May 17, 2005, the Pluralism Project hosted H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, one of the world's largest NGOs, active in over 140 countries. H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also established the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), which has development projects in 25,300 villages, bringing self-reliance to millions of people. Director Diana Eck moderated a panel discussion following his talk; panelists included Rev. Dr. Dorothy Austin, Dr. Ali Asani, Dr. Francis X.... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Talk, Panel Discussion
2005 Nov 19

The Pluralism Project at the 2005 American Academy of Religion in Philadelphia, PA

(All day)

Location: 

Philadelphia, PA
The Pluralism Project will be hosting a reception and bus tour of religious centers during the 2005 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The reception will take place on Sunday, November 20, 2005 from 8:30 - 10:00pm at the  Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Commonwealth A Room. Diana Eck and the Pluralism Project will host this gathering of affiliate researchers, allies, advisors, friends and colleagues. Please join us for refreshments, networking, conversation and informal updates on research projects. Pluralism Project Affiliate Stuart Chandler is the curator... Read more about The Pluralism Project at the 2005 American Academy of Religion in Philadelphia, PA

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