Source: World Faith News
Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard University
Director of The Pluralism Project
RCCongress 2010: Plenary Speaker on Pluralism
Diana L. Eck is Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard University and Director of The Pluralism Project, a research team at Harvard University created to explore the new religious diversity of the United States and its meaning for the American pluralist experiment.
The Pluralism Project, funded by the Lilly Endowment, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Ford Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation has been documenting the growing presence of the Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Pagan, Sikh, Jain, and Zoroastrian communities in the U.S. This research project has involved students and professors at Harvard and in a dozen affiliate colleges and universities in research on America's new religious landscape. In 1994, Diana Eck and the Pluralism Project published World Religions in Boston, A Guide to Communities and Resources. The Pluralism Project's interactive CD-ROM, On Common Ground: World Religions in America, a multimedia introduction to the world's religions in the American context, was published in 1997 by Columbia University Press. It has won major awards from Media & Methods, EdPress, and Educom.