The Pluralism Project at Harvard University
Thirty years after its inception, Harvard University’s Pluralism Project is continuing to expand its work with interfaith organizations.
|Research Director Elinor J. Pierce and Rev. Dr. Marcia M. Sietstra with Dr. Diana Eck.
Courtesy of the Harvard Pluralism Project
The Pluralism Project: World Religions in America is a research project to engage students in studying religious diversity in the United States. The Project long ago established itself as a bridge-builder among scholars, activists, and communities, not only through its approach to research but also in its convening capacity. It is regularly approached for partnership and consultation by organizations that seek to build upon the Project’s momentum and success. Founder and director Diana Eck is routinely cited and sought out as a thought leader in the interfaith movement and the study of religious diversity in America.
An Arthur Vining Davis Foundations' grant enabled the Project to expand its mapping of interfaith organizations, identify promising practices and collect case studies relevant to interfaith leaders. Additionally, the grant made it possible for the Project to enhance outreach, build capacity for teaching and forge partnerships with new organizations, academic institutions and international think tanks.