The Pluralism Project

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The Pluralism Project

"In 1991, the Pluralism Project at Harvard University began a pioneering study of America's changing religious landscape. Through an expanding network of affiliates, we document the contours of our multi-religious society, explore new forms of interfaith engagement, and study the impact of religious diversity in civic life. In 2000, we expanded our study of pluralism to other multi-religious societies." [1]

Funding [2]

People [3]

Senior Staff

Research Associates

Advisory Board [4]

  • Margot Adler - Correspondent, National Public Radio, Nature Religions; Goddess Spirituality; Religion and Ecology; Religion and Technology
  • Leila Ahmed - Harvard Divinity School, Women and Gender in Islam; Islam in America; Women's Studies in Religion
  • Ali Asani - Harvard University, Committee on the Study of Religion, Islam; Muslim Youth in North America
  • Dorothy A. Austin - Associate Minister, Memorial Church; Chaplain to Harvard University; Lecturer in Psychology and Religion, Harvard Divinity School, Religion and Psychology; Psychology, Arts, and the Humanities; Psychoanalysis and Meditation
  • Karen McCarthy Brown - Drew University, Graduate and Theological School, Haitian Vodou; African-based religions in the U.S.; Black/White relations; Religion in Newark; HIV/Aids Communities as Sites of Moral Discourse & Creative Religious Practice; Religion Outside the Institutions
  • Diana L. Eck - Harvard University, Committee on the Study of Religion; Director of the Pluralism Project, Religious Traditions of India; Interreligious Relations; Religious Pluralism in America
  • Charles Haynes - Freedom Forum First Amendment Center, Religious Freedom; Religion and Public Education; Teaching About Religions in the Public School Curriculum
  • Gurinder Singh Mann - University of California at Santa Barbara, Sikhs in the U.S.
  • Aminah Beverly McCloud - DePaul University, Department of Religious Studies, Islam in America; Comparisons of Muslim Diaspora in North America and Europe
  • Vasudha Narayanan - University of Florida, Gainesville, Department of Religion, Hinduism in the U.S.; Hindu-Muslim Interactions in Ritual Spaces; Women in the Hindu Tradition
  • Paul D. Numrich - Religion in Urban America Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, Buddhism; Islam; Other Non-Judeo-Christian Religions
  • Christopher S. Queen - Harvard Division of Continuing Education, Contemporary Buddhism; American Buddhism; Engaged Buddhism; Comparative Liberation Theologies
  • Anantanand Rambachan - St. Olaf College, Religion Department, Advaita Vedanta; Authority of Scripture; Hinduism in Diaspora; Interreligious Dialogue
  • Rohinton Rivetna - Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA), Zoroastrianism in the U.S.; Interfaith Activities
  • Omid Safi - Colgate University, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Islamic Mysticism; Contemporary Islamic Thought; Medieval Islamic History
  • Richard Seager - Hamilton College, Religious Studies Department, Buddhism in the U.S.
  • Pravin K. Shah - Federation of Jain Associations of North America and Jain Study Center of North America, Teaching of Jainism to Youth in North Carolina; Development of Jain Literature Website and Home Study Course
  • Muzammil H. Siddiqi - Professor, Cal State Fullerton; Director, Islamic Society of Orange County, Islam in North America
  • Robert Stockman - DePaul University, Religious Studies Department; Institute for Baha'i Studies, Baha'i History; World Religions in America; Interfaith Activities; Baha'i Curriculum Development
  • Donald K. Swearer - Swarthmore College, Department of Religion, Theravada Buddhism; Buddhism and Christianity; Engaged Buddhism; American Buddhism; Immigrant Buddhism
  • Raymond Williams - Wabash College, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning, Religions of South Asian Immigrants in the U.S.; Swaminarayan Hinduism; Srivaishnava Acharyas
  • Dr. Yifa - Hsi Lai University, Monastic Regulation and Institutions; Chinese Buddhism; Humanistic Buddhism; Vinaya from Chinese Resources



Resources and articles


  1. Home Page, The Pluralism Project, accessed July 15, 2007.
  2. Funding Sources, The Pluralism Project, accessed July 15, 2007.
  3. People, The Pluralism Project, accessed July 15, 2007.
  4. Advisory Board, The Pluralism Project, accessed July 15, 2007.