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Pluralism Project Senior Staff Participate in Dialogue Beyond Dialogue Conference

Pluralism Project Research Director Ellie Pierce and Assistant Director Whittney Barth participated in the Dialogue Beyond Dialogue conference in Vienna, Austria, hosted by the KAICIID Dialogue Centre. Pierce presented on the development of the Pluralism Project’s Case Study Initiative. Barth served as a discussant for a panel on interdisciplinary concepts of peace.

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 Case Studies at the Intercultural Connections Project

Senior Research Associate Brendan Randall visited Whistler, British Columbia, where he introduced the case method and facilitated the discussionof several case studies as part of the Intercultural Connections Project (ICP). The ICP is an interfaith project developed by Mafalda Arias of Mafalda Arias and Associates and William Roberts of the Whistler Forum with financial support from Embrace BC, a government agency focused on promoting multiculturalism and eliminating racism. The ICP brought together over 20 emerging leaders from numerous local faith communities for a 24-hour retreat in the beautiful mountains of the Sea to Sky region. During the retreat, the ICP participants shared meals, learned about each other, and discussed five case studies from the Pluralism Project Case Study Initiative. At the end of the retreat,the participants discussed potential case studies from British Columbia, identifying several promising prospects.

Pluralism Project Welcomes Interfaith Delegation from Bosnia-Herzegovina

On May 17, 2012, Diana Eck, Whittney Barth and intern Amrita Dani welcomed to the Pluralism Project a delegation from the Inter-religious Council of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The delegation, comprised of leaders within the Christian, Jewish, and Muslims faiths, was hosted by the Harvard University Marshall’s Office in conjunction with WorldBoston. They were as heartened to hear about the energies of the interfaith movement in the U.S., as we were in hearing about the growth of local interfaith councils in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Harvard Community Celebrates World Interfaith Harmony Week

In 2010, the United Nations declared the first week of each February “World Interfaith Harmony Week” Since its inception the following year, members of the Harvard University community have offered programming to the campus and beyond.