Women’s Networks in Multireligious America: After September 11

In 2001, the Pluralism Project embarked on a new initiative to convene and cultivate Women’s Networks in Multireligious America. The first consultations brought together religious advocacy organizations, recognizing that women rarely held formal leadership positions, but played critical roles within the community. The first in a series of multi-religious consultations with women leaders, activists, and academics was held in April 2001 at Harvard University.

“Women’s Networks in Multireligious America: After September 11,” held in November 2001, was second consultation, one that had not been originally planned, as a means to respond to the crisis that minority religious communities were facing in the aftermath of September 11th. This meeting, held at the Harvard Club of New York City, powerfully illustrated the urgency of multifaith conversation as we navigated new fault lines and worked to build stronger bridges.

Participants [Bios and Organizational Profiles]

Preliminary Agenda
The Harvard Club, New York City

11:30 – 11:45   Check-in, coffee, greetings
11:45 – 12:00   Moment of Silence, Lunch begins
12:00 – 12:30   Comments by Diana Eck, including basic introductions of participants
12:30 – 1:15   Muslim Panel
1:15 – 1:30   Arab American Panel
1:30 – 2:00   Hindu, Sikh, South Asian American Panel
2:00 – 2:30   Jewish Panel
2:30 – 2:45   Break
2:45 – 3:15   Christian Panel
3:15 – 3:45   Advocacy and Academy Panel
3:45 – 4:50   Discussion
4:40 – 5:00   Break
5:00 – 6:00   Dinner, concluding discussions