Events

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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.

La Trappe Film Premiere and Panel

On May 15, 2009, the Pluralism Project sponsored the U.S. premiere of the short documentary film “La Trappe,” directed by Harvard Divinity School student Lina Verchery (MDiv ’10).

Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Muslim Women’s Leadership Conference

On Friday, October 30, 2009, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored “Muslim Community Leadership in America: Women’s Challenges in Horizons” at Harvard Divinity School. Other sponsors included the HDS Diversity Fund, the Women’s Studies in Religion Program, the Center for the Study of World Religions, and certain member of the HDS faculty. This student-initiated conference was the brainchild of Celene Ayat Lizzio, an MDiv student who organized this conference as a field education project with the help of her peers. Its purpose was to provide “an opportunity for Harvard affiliates and guests to converse about the contributions of women in the American context to the vitality and diversity of lived Islam…We aim to consider how customs, communal expectations, legal frameworks, and religious pedagogies influence women’s communal empowerment.” Guest speakers included Muslim American women who are or were chaplains, scholars, architects, and Islamic legalists.