Religious Pluralism at the Newberry: A Public Lecture



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By Chris Cantwell

Just a brief announcement to let everyone in the Chicagoland area (or, #Chicagolandia as it's come to be known) that noted religious studies scholar Diana Eck will be speaking at the Newberry Library on June 26, 2013 at 6:00pm. Eck, as many of the readers probably know, is a Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University who has written extensively on Hinduism in India. She is also the founding director of Harvard's renowned Pluralism Project.

It's this latter focus on America's religious diversity that will be the subject of Eck's lecture at the Newberry. The talk is the final public program of the "Out of Many: Religious Pluralism in America" program I run at the Newberry and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities' Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges initiative. We hope to be able to record and publish the talk as a podcast, as we did with Martin Marty's lecture last summer. The project also has a couple of forthcoming digital projects that promise to be wonderful teaching resources, so stay tuned.

The talk is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Newberry's Ruggles Hall. Find all of the details on the talk here.

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