Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry & the Harvard University Pluralism Project
In the past fifty years the religious landscape of the United States has changed radically. There are Islamic centers and mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples and meditation centers in virtually every major American city. The encounter between people of very different religious traditions takes place in the proximity of our own cities and neighborhoods. The results of the 2010 census underscore the tremendous scope of ethnic change in our society, but tell us little about its religious dimensions or its religious significance.
The Pluralism Project: World Religions in America is a two decade-long research project with current funding from the Lilly Endowment and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation to engage students in studying the new religious diversity in the United States. We will explore particularly the communities and religious traditions of Asia and the Middle East that have become woven into the religious fabric of the United States in the past twenty-five years. Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry is partnering with the Pluralism Project at Harvard University to add Seattle, WA and the Pacific Northwest to the list of select cities and regions charted by On Common Ground 2.0, a web-based program that explores religious diversity in the context of the changing religious landscape of the United States.
For more information, visit: http://pluralism.org/ or http://www.seattleu.edu/stm/harvardpluralismproject/
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