Publications and Articles

Online Publications

On Common Ground: World Religions in America (Online, 2013; originally CD-ROM, 2002 and 1997)
 A multimedia website exploring America’s changing religious landscape.

America’s Interfaith Infrastructure: An Emerging Landscape (Online, 2012) A pilot study of interfaith initiatives across the U.S.

World Religions in Boston: A Guide to Communities and Resources (Online)
 A selective portrait of 81 religious communities in the greater Boston area representing 13 religious traditions.

“Pluralism: Problems and Promise,” Journal of Interreligious Studies (Issue 17, Summer 2015)

Pluralism Project E-Newsletter


Fremont, U.S.A. (DVD, 2008)

Acting on Faith: Women’s New Religious Activism in America (DVD or VHS, 2005)

Becoming the BuddhaBuddha means “awakened one” and specifically refers to Shakyamuni Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama (traditional date, sixth c. BCE), the historical founder of the tradition that became known as Buddhism. All Buddhist traditions agree that ther... in L.A. (VHS, 1993)

Articles by Pluralism Project Staff and Affiliates 

Click here for list of selected publications and media appearances by Dr. Diana Eck.

Hinduism“Hindu” was originally a word given by the Greeks, then the Persians, to the land and peoples beyond the Indus or “Sindhu” River. The term “Hinduism” came into common use only in the 19th century to describe a complex and dynamic pattern of li... Here,” Spotlight on Teaching, Religious Studies News 21:4 (October, 2006), pp. iii, vii.

God Needs No Passport: Trying to Define the New Boundaries of Belonging” –
Peggy Levitt, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, 34.3, Autumn 2006.

“Manifesto for a new ‘WE’” – Tariq RamadanRamadan is the ninth lunar month during which the first revelation of the Qur’an came to Muhammad. Each year in this month, Muslims abstain from all food, drink, and sexual activity from dawn until sunset. They ar. also meant to make a conscious effort ..., 7 July 2006.

“Youth and the Pluralism Project” – GroveSacred groves have historically been among the most important sites for Pagan worship. In Druidism, trees are thought to have specific attributes that contribute meaning to the site where they grow. Contemporary Druid groups are often called “groves.”... Harris, in Building the Interfaith Youth Movement, Eboo Patel and Patrice Brodeur, eds, (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc) 2006.

Pagan Involvement in the Interfaith Movement” – Grove Harris, Crosscurrents, Spring 2005.

New and Unfamiliar: Researching Religious Plurality in Scenic Lucerne” –
Martin Baumann, CSSR Bulletin 34.4(2005): 61-64.

“Why Exclude a Muslim Voice?” (Op-ed) – Diana L. Eck, The Boston Globe, September 4, 2004.

“Global Hinduism in Gotham,” in Asian American Religions: Borders and Boundaries, Tony Carnes and Fenggang Yang, eds., (New York: New York University Press), 2004, pp. 112-137.

“Religions of the Pacific Rim in the Pacific Northwest” – Lance Laird, in Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest: the “None” Zone, Patricia O’Connell Killen and Mark Silk, eds., Religion by Region Series, vol. 1., (Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press), 2004.

“Religion and Respectful Pluralism in the Workplace: A Constructive Framework” – Douglas Hicks, The Journal of Religious Leadership (Spring, 2003).

“Understanding and Celebrating Religious Diversityin Britain: A Case Study of Leicester since 1970 making comparisons with Flushing, Queens County, New York City” – Richard Bonney in collaboration with R. Scott Hanson, Encounters 9.2 (2003), pp. 123–151.

“Faith of Whose Fathers?” – Linda Ocasio, Ford Foundation Report, Winter 2002

Commentary on Religious Pluralism in America” – R. Scott Hanson, Raymond B. Williams, and Tony Carnes, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly (June 22, 2001)

Chaplaincy Amidst Religious Diversity” – Rev. MaryMary was the mother of Jesus and, as such, has a special place in the affection and devotion of Christians. The Gospels of Luke and Matthew speak of her as a Virgin who conceived Jesus by the grace of the Holy Spirit. Devotion to the Virgin Mary, also cal... Katherine Allman, The Network (March-April 1999), published by the National Association of EpiscopalEpiscopal refers to any church in which authority is vested in a bishop (Greek episkopos). More particularly it refers to the Episcopal Church in America, which developed from the Church of England after the American Revolution. Schools.

Dialogue and Spirituality: Can We Pray Together?” – S. Wesley Ariarajah in Not Without My Neighbor: Issues in Interfaith Relations, (Geneva: World Council of ChurchesThe term church has come to wide use to refer to the organized and gathered religious community. In the Christian tradition, church refers to the organic, interdependent “body” of Christ’s followers, the community of Christians. Secondarily, church ...), 1999, pp. 26-58.

Shared Sacred Space: New Religious Communities versus the Planning and Zoning Commission of New London, CT” – Patrice C. Brodeur and Susan F. Morrison

The Pattern of Hinduism and Hindu Temple Building in the U.S.” – Karen Pechilis Prentiss


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