Chelsea Hanson

Chelsea Hanson was a student at Connecticut College when she studied religious diversity in Idaho through extensive fieldwork and research. She visited mosques, temples, churches, retreat centers, compounds, and interfaith centers. She first researched the newest religious communities and minority religious in Idaho, including Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs. Hanson then researched interfaith dialogue and organizations that have developed in the wake of 9/11. Finally, she researched new Christian religious movements in Idaho, including Mormons and other new Christian groups. Hanson explored religious pluralism in the state of Idaho, and the dynamics in which different religious communities interact with each other. Dr. Patrice Brodeur was the faculty sponsor for this research.

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