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 Buddha 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.

Interfaith Infrastructure: The Indispensable Value of the Local” – Diana Eck and Pluralism Project Staff, Journal of Interreligious Studies, Issue 24, (December 2018)

“Using the Case Method in Interfaith Studies Classrooms” – Ellie Pierce in Interreligious-Interfaith Studies: Defining a New Field, Eboo Patel and et al., eds. (Boston, MA: Beacon Press) 2018.

“The Case Study Method as a Means of Teaching About Pluralism” – Brendan W. Randall and Whittney Barth in Teaching Interreligious Encounters, Mark Pugliese and Alexander Hwang, eds. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017).

“Diana Eck’s Concept of Pluralism as a Norm for Civic Education in a Religiously Diverse Democracy” – Brendan W. Randall, Journal of Interreligious Studies, Issue 17 (August 2015).

“Pluralism, Place and the Local” – Whittney Barth, Journal of Interreligious Studies, Issue 17 (August 2015).

Pluralism: Problems and Promise” – Diana Eck, Journal of Interreligious Studies, Issue 17 (August 2015).

““What is at Stake?” Exploring the Problems of Pluralism through the Case Method” – Ellie Pierce, Journal of Interreligious Studies, Issue 17 (August 2015).

“Hinduism 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 Ramadan, 7 July 2006.

“Youth and the Pluralism Project” – Grove 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. Mary Katherine Allman, The Network (March-April 1999), published by the National Association of Episcopal Schools.

Dialogue and Spirituality: Can We Pray Together?” – S. Wesley Ariarajah in Not Without My Neighbor: Issues in Interfaith Relations, (Geneva: World Council of Churches), 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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