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Sikh-ing Harmony: An Evening of Art, Music, Film, and Dialogue

On April 11, 2007, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored an event with the Sikh Council on Religion and Education and The Dialogue Forum. “Sikh-ing Harmony: An Evening of Art, Music, Film and Dialogue Reflecting on the Experience of Sikh-Americans in a Post-9/11 Era” featured photography by Gabriel Brown, Sartaj Singh’s film, “Sikh on the Street,” and the children’s kirtan group from the Milford Gurdwara. The Sikh-ing Harmony photography exhibit documents a day in the life of Satnam Singh, who lives and works in the Boston area. The exhibit will remain at the Pluralism Project as a permanent installation, and you can also view it online as a slide show.

StoryCorps in Boston

The Pluralism Project has partnered with StoryCorps, the “national project to instruct and inspire people to record each others’ stories in sound,” to include stories from diverse faith traditions in Boston.

Assistant Director Participates in Summer Civic Studies Institute at Tufts University

Assistant Director Whittney Barth led a case discussion of “Sign of Division” during the Civic Studies Institute at Tufts University, held at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service. She also served as a panelist during the workshop “Faith Communities and Democratic Work: Beyond the Culture Wars” during the Frontiers of Democracy conference which took place at the conclusion of the Institute.

The Center for the Study of World Religions and the Pluralism Project Co-Host Film Night

The Center for the Study of World Religions and the Pluralism Project partnered to screen the films “La Trappe” and “In Ordinary Life” on Tuesday, March 12th.  A question and answer session with the films’ director, Canadian filmmaker and Harvard PhD student Lina Verchery, followed. Despite inclement weather, the evening drew over thirty people.

“La Trappe” explores the delicate connections that exist between Buddhist monastics and lobster fisherman who, despite difference of language, culture,and religion, share a belief in life as a cycle. “In Ordinary Life” highlights everyday experiences of life and death through the eyes of the Buddhist monastics at the Avatamsaka Sagely Monastery in Calgary, Alberta. To view “La Trappe” on the National Film Board of Canada’s website, please visit http://www.nfb.ca/film/trap.

The Pluralism Project Hosts State Department Visitors From Jordan and Egypt

On May 8, 2006 the Pluralism Project hosted a State Department visit with guests from Jordan and Egypt, many of whom were imams. Their study-tour was on the topic “Islam: Scholarship and Practice in the United States.” The visit was born out of an initiative in interfaith dialogue that was started by Father Nabil Haddad, executive director of the Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center in Amman, Jordan. The purpose of the tour, which included Boston, Washington DC, Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan, was to explore the role of religion and Islam in public life; to broaden understanding about the importance of religious study in the US; and to examine the compatibility of religious practice and democratic processes in a multi-religious society. Other delegations will be sent in August 2006 and in January and May 2007. Note: Syrian participants were unable to enter the United States.