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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.

Case Study Workshop with MIT Addir Fellows

On April 18, 2010, Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre offered a case study workshop to the MIT Addir Fellows during their spring 2010 retreat. The MIT Addir Fellows are graduate and undergraduate students who commit to at least one year of weekly dialogue in small groups, monthly speakers’ presentations, and two mini-retreats over the course of the academic year. The program’s mission is “to equip individuals of different faiths with the skills to engage with and understand those from whom they differ; to enhance inter-group relations on the MIT campus, and to deepen individuals’ self-awareness.” The 25 fellows present for the retreat participated in a discussion of a case of a holiday decorations dispute at the Seattle-Tacoma International airport in 2006, and then applied those learnings to an unfolding case over “Adding Eid” in the Cambridge Public Schools.

Celebration of Brendan Randall’s Life

Friday, October 13 at 3 pm, Longfellow Hall All are welcome to attend a celebration of Brendan Randall’s life this Friday, October 13 at 3 pm in Eliot Lyman, Longfellow Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA. A reception will follow in the Reading Room of Gutman … Continue reading

Community Diversity Night at Brimmer and May

on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, Pluralism Project Research Coordinator Erin Loeb participated in the Community Diversity Night at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, MA.

Consultation on Religious Discrimination and Accommodation

In February 1999, the Pluralism Project was awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to enable us to host a consultation on religious discrimination and accommodation. This consultation, held May 17 at Harvard University, brought together representatives from advocacy groups of America’s diverse religious traditions. Dr. Diana L. Eck, Project Director and Professor of Comparative Religions, moderated the lively conversation. Topics included religious needs and issues of discrimination in the “public square,” including the workplace, hospitals, and schools.