Religious Pluralism in North America Gathering at 2002 AAR Annual Meeting

On November 22-23, 2002, in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada, the Pluralism Project hosted a gathering of  scholars and teachers interested in the many issues of religion and immigration. The program was arranged in such a way as to facilitate discussion under several headings on the changing religious landscape of the U.S. and Canada. In addition to invited guests, other AAR attendees were welcomed.


Friday, November 22, 2002 Religious Pluralism in North America Gathering

  • 1:00 – 2:30 First Discussion Session: The State of Research on Religious Diversity – U.S. and Canada
  • 3:00 – 4:30 Second Discussion Session: Teaching in and Through the Context of Religious Pluralism
  • 5:15 – 7:00 Third Discussion Session: New Research on Religious Communities
  • 7:00 – 8:30 Fourth Discussion Session: Concluding Discussions, Networking

Saturday, November 23, 2002 

  • 8:15 – 11:30 A.M Religious Diversity Bus Tour, North of Toronto – This bus tour visited the Richmond Hill Ganesha Temple and the Cham Shan Temple, and drove by the Jaffari Mosque, a Reform synagogue, (and their shared parking lot) and other religious centers in the area. Many thanks to Pamela Klassen and her colleagues Arti Dhand and Walid Saleh at the University of Toronto for organizing.
  • 9:00-11:00 P.M. Pluralism Project Reception for Friends, Affiliates, and Advisors (Fairmont Royal York, Tudor 7)