Scholars Give Perspective on Religious Pluralism in America

June 22, 2001

Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

On June 22, 2001, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, "in conjunction with our profile on Diana Eck...invited several scholars to comment on religious pluralism in America." According to R. Scott Hanson, who wrote his doctoral dissertation a on "City of Gods: Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, New York.", "if you want to glimpse the future of religion in America, take a look at Flushing, Queens." Raymond B. Williams, a Professor of Religion at Wabash College "believes that we are a religious nation because we are a nation of immigrants." Tony Carnes, co-editor of New York Glory: Religions in the City, "asserts that even in our predominantly Christian nation, religious diversity is beginning to make for some interesting new religious coalitions."