Lectures, Talks, and Media Appearances
“The Age of Pluralism,” Gifford Lecture Series, The University of Edinburgh (Spring 2009)
“Prospects for Pluralism: Voice and Vision in the Study of Religion,” Presidential Address to the American Academy of Religion (November 2006), published in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion 2007. Abstract | Full Text (pdf)
“The Role and Impact of Religion in the 2008 Presidential Election,” a news conference of Religion & Culture: Meeting the Challenge of Pluralism featuring Diana Eck, Welton Gaddy, and Amy Caiazza.
“Q&A with Diana Eck: A look at Charlotte’s diverse religious scene,” The Charlotte Observer (January 19, 2007), an interview with Diana Eck in advance of her visit to speak at the Families of Abraham exhibit.
“On Tariq Ramadan,” Morning PrayersPrayer is the vocal or silent address to the Divine. It may consist of fixed words, spontaneous words, or rest in silence with no words at all. Some forms of prayer are accompanied with specific postures or gestures, while others are not., Appleton ChapelA chapel is a place of worship, smaller than the sanctuary of a church or synagogue, or in an institutional setting such as a college or hospital., Harvard University (September 28, 2006)
“Religion and its Role in Global Affairs, Part I,” a conversation with Diana Eck about the ways in which religion unites and divides people throughout the world, broadcast on The World (Public Radio International), December 25, 2006
“United States of Religions,” a conversation with Diana Eck about the state of religious pluralism in the U.S. after PopeThe Pope, the Bishop of the Church of Rome, is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church worldwide, invested with both moral and ecclesiastical authority by the Church. In 1870, the pronouncements of the Pope on issues of faith were proclaimed to be infalli... Benedict XVI’s controversial remarks, broadcast on Here & Now (WGBH), September 20, 2006
Baccalaureate Address, Dartmouth College (June 12, 2004)
Keynote Address, MAAS International Conference on Religious Pluralism in Democratic Societies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 20, 2002)
Morning Prayers, The Memorial ChurchThe 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 ..., Harvard University (November 28, 2001)
“Religious Diversity in America,” Cambridge Forum (WGBH Boston), a discussion with Diana Eck and Huston Smith, The First ParishA parish is the geographical neighborhood or area served by a church or pastor. Church in Cambridge (November 1, 2001)
Keynote Address by Diana Eck at the Religious Pluralism in Democratic Societies Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 20-21, 2002)
Interview with Diana Eck, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly (June 22, 2001)
Notes for Talks and Discussions in Indonesia on “A New Religious America: The Challenges of Religious Pluralism” (August 22-26, 2005) | Read more in Pluralism Project’s September 9, 2005 Newsletter.
“American Religious Pluralism: Civic and Theological Discourse,” working paper for the New Religious Pluralism and Democracy Conference, Georgetown University (April 21-22, 2005)
“Becoming a More Complex ‘We’” in Tikkun (January 21, 2009)
“The Blockade of Tariq Ramadan,” Harvard University (January 15, 2008)
“Shutting Out a Voice for Islam,” The Boston Globe (February 7, 2006)
“Why Exclude a Muslim Voice?,” The Boston Globe (September 4, 2004)
“The Religious Melting Pot in Boston Boston Globe,” The Boston Globe (April 10, 1993)
“True Liberty Cherishes Difference,” The Los Angeles Times (Sunday July 5, 1992)
Chapters and Articles
“Dialogue and the Echo Boom of Terror,” in After Terror: Promoting Dialogue Among Civilizations, edited by Akbar Ahmed and Brian Forst, 2005.
Introduction in Speaking Faith: The Essential Handbook for Religion Communicators (New York, NY: Religion Communicators Council), 2004.
“Neighboring Faiths: How will Americans Cope with Increasing Religious Diversity?” Harvard Magazine (September – October, 1996)
“The Challenge of Pluralism” – Diana L. Eck, Nieman Reports, The Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, Vol. XLVII No. 2 (Summer 1993)
India: Sacred Geography (Random House, 2012)
Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras (Boston: Beacon Press), 2003 (1993). | Tenth anniversary edition features a new preface
A New Religious America: How a “Christian” Country Became the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation (New York: HarperSanFrancisco), 2002 (2001). | Read more
For additional publications and talks by Prof. Diana Eck, please visit her Harvard University faculty website.