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Case Study Workshop at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

Pluralism Project Director Diana Eck, Senior Research Associate Brendan Randall, and Assistant Director Whittney Barth co-led a two-hour workshop for thirty-five scholars, educators, and activists on the case method and its application to religious studies and interfaith/interreligious relations.

Pluralism Project Hosts East-West Center’s Senior Journalists Seminar

Professor Diana Eck, Director of the Pluralism Project, and Professor Ali Asani, Director of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, met with a group of international journalists participating in an East-West Center seminar on religious pluralism. The conversation focused on the role of and possibilities for pluralism in multi-religious societies, with a particular focus on Islam.

Pluralism Project at the “Religious Worlds of New York” Seminar

Assistant Director Whittney Barth led a case study discussion for schoolteachers during “Religious Worlds of New York,” a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar co-sponsored by the Interfaith Center of New York and Union Theological Seminary.

Assistant Director Participates in Summer Civic Studies Institute at Tufts University

Assistant Director Whittney Barth led a case discussion of “Sign of Division” during the Civic Studies Institute at Tufts University, held at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service. She also served as a panelist during the workshop “Faith Communities and Democratic Work: Beyond the Culture Wars” during the Frontiers of Democracy conference which took place at the conclusion of the Institute.

Pluralism Project Director Delivers Lecture on America’s “Interfaith Infrastructure”

Pluralism Project Director Diana Eck delivered a lecture at the University of North Florida titled “Critical for a Common Future: The Interfaith Infrastructure” as part of the UNF’s Interfaith Week. The talk highlighted the importance of cities as laboratories of religious diversity and the necessity of an infrastructure of relationships for the future of our common life.