Promising practices, leadership profiles, and case studies have been compiled as part of the Pluralism Project’s pilot study of interfaith initiatives in twenty cities across the country. The initial pilot study was published in 2012. Additional cities-based research on promising practices is ongoing and a select number are published below, along with the original pilot findings.
Practices were deemed “promising” if they were context-driven and replicable. This approach differs from a “best practices” approach because it nuances our understanding of success. First, a practice is considered “promising” in its own right, not as it compares to other organizations. Second, while a “promising practice” may be identified because it is attuned to its local context, that does not mean it is immune to the challenges of that context. Note that, in some cities, video content, leadership profiles, or case studies serve as alternative coverage for a “Promising Practice.”