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2005 Summer Research Symposium

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.

2006 Summer Research Symposium

On August 15, 2006, the summer research of our student staff and summer interns culminated in a research symposium held at Harvard’s Barker Center for the Humanities.

2007 Summer Research Symposium

On August 1, 2007, our summer interns presented their work on revising and updating World Religions in Boston: A Guide to Communities and Resources in a research symposium held at Harvard’s Barker Center for the Humanities. Guests at the symposium included religious and lay leaders from the many religious communities and centers that were profiled, as well as Harvard faculty and friends of the Project. The symposium was covered in The Boston Globe.

2009 Summer WRGB Launch and Research Symposium

On Friday, July 31, the Pluralism Project hosted a preview launch of “World Religions in Greater Boston, fifth edition.” The symposium featured the work of our webmaster, Ryan Overbey, who built the new user interface, and our summer interns who provided updates for the new directory and multi-media content.

A Dream in Doubt

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 immigrant whose turban and beard—articles of his Sikh faith—now symbolize America’s new enemy. More information about the film can be found at: www.adreamindoubt.org