Pluralism Project @ 25: Diversity and Inclusion in the American Crucible

This year marks the Pluralism Project’s 25th anniversary. We are commemorating this anniversary with a conference, Pluralism Project @ 25: Diversity and Inclusion in the American Crucible. Hosted byHarvard Professor and Project Director Diana Eck, this conference will take place on Harvard’s campus on Wednesday, September 21st through Friday, September 23rd.

  • Welcome Reception at Photo Exhibit and Student Panel, Harvard: From Diversity to Pluralism (9/21, 6-7:30 pm, CGIS Knafel North Building, Fisher Family Commons, 1737 Cambridge St.)
  • Panel and Discussion: Challenges of Diversity and Inclusion (9/22, 10:30-noon, Sperry Room, Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School, 42 Francis Ave.)
  • Keynote Dialogue with ImamImam means “leader,” particularly the person who leads the daily ritual prayer or, more broadly, to the one who serves as a leader of the community because of his religious learning. In Shi’i Islam, it refers to one of a succession of direct descend... Khalid Latif and RabbiRabbi means “my master,” an authorized teacher or master of the Torah and the classical Jewish tradition. After the fall of the second Temple in 70 CE and the scattering of the Jewish people in exile, the role of the rabbi became very important in gat... Yehuda Sarna (9/22, 12-1:30 pm, Braun Room, Andover Hall)
  • Panel and Discussion: The Campus Crucible (9/22, 1:30-3 pm, Sperry Room)
  • Panel and Discussion: Pluralism and the Practice of Peacebuilding (9/22, 3:15-4:45 pm, Sperry Room)
  • Co-sponsored event with Religions and the Practice of Peace Colloquium: Speaking the SikhSikhs call their tradition the “Sikh Panth,” meaning the “community (panth) of the disciples of the Guru.” The tradition reveres a lineage of ten Gurus, beginning with Guru Nanak in the 16th century and coming to a clos. with the death of Guru Gob... Experience: Visible Difference in the Crucible of Change (9/22, 6-8:30 pm, Sperry Room)
  • El Hibri Foundation Panel: Islamophobia in the Age of Interfaith (9/23, 9:15-11 am, Sperry Room)
  • Concluding Dialogue and Discussion (9/23, 11 am-12:15 pm, Sperry Room)

We have put together meaningful programming from key players in the world of interfaith, pluralism, and inclusion. Many of our panelists and attendees are alumni of our programs and internships, and they are now leaders and innovators in the field.

All events are free, but require registration so that we can ensure there is enough space. You are welcome to attend one, some, or all of the panels and events.

Register here, where you can select any or all of the panels you wish to attend.

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