Brian McLaren: Q9 - The Pluralism Question Why do you feel the question of religious pluralism is so important, and how do you rank the dangers of the two common responses (Its either us or them and Whatever you believe is fine) described by the author? go to theooze.tv for more shows
Searching for Democracy: Present - Pluralistic Society This panel looks at US pluralism in the post-Civil Rights era and the new demographic map of America with Lisa García Bedolla, Graduate School of Education and Center for Latino Policy Research, UC Berkeley; George Lipsitz, Dept. of Black Studies, UC Santa Barbara; Donald Miller, Dept. of Sociology and Center for Religion and Civic Culture, USC; Gregory Rodriguez, Zócalo Public Square, New America Foundation, Author and Journalist. Series: "Searching for Democracy" [9/2011] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 21652]
Interfaith - World Religions in Greater Boston - The Pluralism Project at Harvard University
What is Pluralism? Inspired by a question from the September 16, 2008 Spirituali-Tea I attended at Whitman College. Many fascinating insights from students, but there was one student question for which I had no "one-sentence" answer.
Pluralism: Is Jesus the Only Way to God? (Norman Geisler) Dr. Norm Geisler speaks on religious pluralism. Presented at the Veritas Apologetics Conference on May 7, 2011 at Mt. Airy Bible Church () in conjunction with Veritas Seminary (). This video has been posted with the permission of Dr. Geisler. For more videos and information please visit http
Religious freedom, religious tolerance, and religious pluralism a Pious Fabrications production by David Withun "Like" Pious Fabrications on Facebook My Twitter feed:
Religious Pluralism: Shaping the American Identity Keith Rohman, president of the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission, provides an introduction to "Religious Pluralism: Shaping the American Identity," a public forum on religious identity presented Nov. 8, 2010, at El Pueblo Historical Monument, Pico House, in Los Angeles. The distinguished panel featured Varun Soni, dean of religious life at USC, together with Rev. Alexei Smith, Muzammil H. Siddiqi and Saba Soomekh, and clips from the Unity Productions Foundation film "Talking through Walls." This program is sponsored by the USC Office of Religious Life. Learn more about the University of Southern California: www.usc.edu Learn more about the USC Office of Religious Life orl.usc.edu
Pluralism in Practice - Interreligious Dialogue For more on the Doyle Undergraduate Initiatives: berkleycenter.georgetown.edu For more on the Berkley Center: berkleycenter.georgetown.edu In this three part series, students speak about their experiences with religion at Georgetown University. As part of the Doyle Building Tolerance Initiative, these videos highlight the university's religious pluralism and explore the ways in which the campus setting, Georgetown's Jesuit identity and interreligious interactions affect students' personal beliefs and understandings. Each video in the series centers on one of the following four themes --Students' Faith and Religious Practices --Religion in a Campus Setting --Interreligious Dialogue
Diana Eck - Globalization & Religious Pluralism The first in a series of Gifford Lectures by Prof Diana Eck. Recorded April and May 2009 at The University of Edinburgh. In 1893, the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago convened under the banner of universalism. How do pluralism and globalism today stand in contrast to the spirit of universalism, and signal a new reality? While the phenomenon of globalization clearly relates to economics and politics, to environmental and security concerns, how has it altered our religious consciousness, our religious life? What ethical questions are at the forefront of globalization? How have immigrants created new kinds of diasporas? How has the Internet destabilized borders of all kinds, including religious and national borders?
Paul F. Knitter on Theologies of Religious Pluralism For more on this event: bit.ly For a full-length video of this event: For more on the Berkley Center: berkleycenter.georgetown.edu March 16, 2010 | This video has been excerpted from the Berkley Center's event Christianity and the Religions A Zero-sum Game? Can Christians take up the challenge that Robert Wright poses in his recent book The Evolution of God -- that nations and religions must move from a "zero sum" (win-lose) to a "non-zero sum" (win-win) relationship? Wright challenges Christians to lay aside past claims to be the one religion meant to replace or fulfill all others and to embrace a pluralistic theology that recognizes the validity of many different religions.
Diana Eck - The Pluralism Within Religious pluralism is not only a fact of global and local encounter of religious communities, but it is increasingly part of the lives of people in many parts of the world who identify with more than one religious tradition. The phenomenon of multiple religious belonging is part of families in which parents affiliate with different religious communities; it is part of the inner landscape of students and seekers who find significant meaning and direction for their own lives not only in their tradition of birth, but in other traditions and spiritualities. How is this fluid border-crossing transforming the "religions," so often thought of as separate?
Religious Pluralism: Seeing Religions Again with Marcus Borg Best-selling author Marcus Borg, Professor in Religion and Culture, uses a interdisciplinary approach to examine the role and importance of religions and religious pluralism in contemporary life in this presentation at UCSD. [3/2002] [Humanities] [Show ID: 5968]
In America, Does Pluralist Democracy Still Work? Has pluralism in America emphasized private interest over public good? Does the market for ideas need more supervision, or should the market rule? This Global Ethics Corner slideshow is part of a weekly series from the Carnegie Council. For more, go to:
Hinduism is a Pluralist religion - Many pathways to God; not many Gods
Beyond Tolerance: Islam and Pluralism Tariq Ramadan, a world-renowned Muslim scholar and professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University, speaks on the importance of going beyond toleration to develop a respect rooted in religious insight about human diversity. Hosted by the Institute for Philosophy and Religion (IPR) and the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs (CURA) on October 13, 2010.
The Aga Khan on Pluralism: A Global Political Philosophy for Humanity's Future? The Ismailis are a smallish sect of Islam (under the Shia denomination), but are, for the most part, regarded as heretical or the butt of a 'No True Scotsman' fallacy by many other Muslim factions. Their history is convoluted, but the very secular characteristics of the religion are relatively recent developments that began with one of the group's spiritual leaders, the current Aga Khan's grandfather. There is, of course, a religious component focused on ritual, prayer, and faith, but it contains comparatively little dogma (and is adhered to in a strict sense, from what I can tell, mostly by the older generations). Attitudes towards women, education, human rights, etc. are secular and near indistinguishable from western ones. For these reasons, I find this group particularly interesting. The Aga Khan and his family sit on a considerable amount of wealth, a good chunk of which goes towards supporting the Ismaili community and the Aga Khan Development Network (a non-profit, secular group of organizations dedicated to the improvement of education and the encouragement of economic development in 3rd world countries, primarily in Africa and Asia). He is highly regarded by many political leaders across the globe, and the interviews and speeches I've seen him give speak to a very broad historical and political knowledge base. His delivery is very charismatic and invites attentiveness, almost in a Trudeau-ish way - altogether a very interesting character I would like to devote ...
pluralism the existence in a society of groups having distinctive ethnic origin, cultural forms, religions, etc
Eboo Patel: "Religious Pluralism in a Democracy" (1 of 2) Tides Momentum 2008 Title: "Religious Pluralism in a Democracy" Synopsis: Will the Faith Line be the defining factor of the 21st century? Can interfaith youth activism create a new movement for mutual understanding, respect and global understanding? This presentation outlines a hopeful and inspiring proposal for the future.
Pluralism, Elitism, and YOU!! Join your friendly neighborhood politicians, Obama and McCain, as they guide you on a magical journey towards greater understanding of just what pluralism and elitism means in today's society. [Editor's Note]: The editing is my only work of art here, and I do not claim the music as mine own, nor the video footage you've seen altered here.
Tariq Ramadan - The Quest for Meaning: Pluralism and Islam in the West 15 april 2012 Tariq Ramadan - The Quest for Meaning: Pluralism and Islam in the West 15 april 2012 First Unitarian Church of Portland Named by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 most important innovators of the 21st century, Professor Ramadan is a prominent and internationally respected intellectual scholar of Islam who has also been a lightning rod for controversy (he was barred for six years from entering the US). Known in many circles as the "Muslim Martin Luther," Ramadan is a reformer with an urgent and compelling message: our very survival depends upon our ability to build a harmonious, respectful global community - otherwise we will be on a path toward a world where, "Fear, doubt and distrust [will colonize] our hearts and minds." Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at the Oxford University President of the European think tank: European Muslim Network in Brussels. He holds an MA in Philosophy and French literature and PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Geneva. In Cairo, Egypt he received one-on-one intensive training in classic Islamic scholarship from Al-Azhar University scholars. Sponsored by Muslim Educational Trust, World Affairs Council of Oregon, Lewis & Clark, Institute for Christian-Muslim Understanding; Co-Sponsored by Bilal Masjid, Grace Episcopal Church and Grace Institute, and Portland State University; With additional support from Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and the First Unitarian Church
Religious Pluralism: Do all Religions Lead to the Same Goal? In this clip from the 8th volume of RZIM's "Foundations of Apologetics," John Lennox defines religious pluralism and defuses its claims.
Rationalism, Pluralism, and Hayek's History of Liberal Thought The classical liberal economist FA Hayek frequently wrote on the history of liberal ideas, trying both to recover half-forgotten truths and to find the sources of what he viewed as pernicious intellectual errors. He believed that understanding past ideas was important for the correct diagnosis of contemporary ills, since those had so often come from theoretical and philosophical mistakes. He went so far as to propose naming what became the Mont Pelerin Society, the preeminent postwar grouping of free-market economists, the 'Acton-Tocqueville Society,' after two nine***th century liberal political theorists whose writings on economics were cursory at best. In this talk, Jacob T. Levy describes and assesses Hayek's history of liberal thought, suggesting that he correctly identified key issues in liberal constitutionalism but was too quick to jump from constitutional to economic questions. He wrote histories of rationalism and pluralism in liberal thought, but mistook them for histories of economic planning and free markets. Clarifying this can help us see the often-uneasy relationship between pluralism and markets, and to recognise trade-offs that classical liberal political economy sometimes has to make. For the following audience Q&A:
The Pluralist view of the Media Pluralism is a positive view of the Media, which suggests that consumers are well served as a result of professional independence of Media workers and market power. Concentration of Media ownership is not seen as problematic.
Perennialism and Pluralism My take on the unity and differences between faiths. The article I'm referring to: integral-
The Truth About Pluralism "The Truth About Pluralism" QnA with Jose Philip (Ravi Zacharias International Ministry) NUS Science Faculty (S16-04-36) 11 February 2009, 7-9pm
Searching for Democracy: In the Past - A Pluralistic Society This panel looks at the history of the US's learning curve on pluralism and the struggles to defend it. With William Deverell, Dept. of History, USC and Beinecke Rare Book and M***cript Library, Yale University; Elaine Elinson, Author; Stan Yogi, Author; George J. Sanchez, Dept. of American Studies and Ethnicity and History, Center for Diversity and Democracy, USC. Series: "Searching for Democracy" [9/2011] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 21651]
Eboo Patel: "Religious Pluralism in a Democracy" (2 of 2) Tides Momentum 2008 Title: "Religious Pluralism in a Democracy" Synopsis: Will the Faith Line be the defining factor of the 21st century? Can interfaith youth activism create a new movement for mutual understanding, respect and global understanding? This presentationoutlines a hopeful and inspiring proposal for the future.
Pluralism Project: Sikhs Pluralism Project Director, Professor Diana Eck speaks with Sarbpreet Singh of Gurmat Sangeet Project about the Sikh tradition in this video, produced with a grant from Odyssey Networks. Pluralism Project is a Harvard University project studying the growing religious diversity of the United States. Includes teaching resources, articles, and details of current research.
Music In Pluralism A mini-documentary about the original 2010 multimedia performance of Music In Pluralism in Ann Arbor, MI. The music from the show will be released on iTunes, Amazon, and worldwide April 11th, 2012 Music In Pluralism Production Staff: Jacques Mersereau - Video Director Jeff Alder - Lighting Designer Dave Greenspan - Audio Director Rishi Daftuar - Video Producer/Video Editor Matthew Rose - Recording Engineer Rishi Daftuar - Mixing Engineer Alex Hug - Music Mastering Engineer Rishi Daftuar - Front of House Engineer Camera Operators: Colin Fulton Beth Hendricks William Stanton Featuring: William Zuckerman - Composer Tara Sheena - Choreographer Suby Raman - Conductor Robert Alexander - Technical Director Teresa Dennis - Projection Artist Live Performance: Duderstadt Center Video Studio University of Michigan Libraries Musicians: Anne Dearth - Flute Sangwon Lee - Clarinet Andrew Koeppe - Bass Clarinet Daniel Hawthorne-Foss - Alto Saxophone Jonathan Hulting-Cohen - Tenor Saxophone Asaf Peres - Electric Guitar Joseph Lucas - Electric Bass Timothy Krippner - Piano William Zuckerman - Piano Timothy Steeves - Violin I Jamie Liu - Violin II Zoë Aqua - Violin Josh Holcomb - Viola Dan Brown - Viola Rainer Eudeikis - Cello Nick Rifken - Drum-Set Dancers: Alejandro Quintanilla Katie Muth Cassara Overton Ellen Busch Kristen Donovan Ali Coleman Cara Zonca
The Boundaries of Pluralism "Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Responsibility" celebrated its move to the West Coast with a conversation at the Museum on the boundaries of pluralistic dialogue and engagement. The conversation was moderated by "Shma" editor Susan Berrin and featured panelists, including Rabbi Lavey Yitzchak Derby, Karen Kushner, Peter L. Stein, and Carole Zawatsky. Rabbi Lavey Yitzchak Derby, rabbi of Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, has been instrumental in creating a community built on the principles of Torah study, spirituality, quest, practice, and social action. He is an eighth-generation direct descendant of Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, for whom he is named, and is part of a family line of rabbis that traces back to the year 1500. Before coming to Kol Shofar, Lavey served as the executive director of the Council on Jewish Life, a community-building department of the LA Federation, and as director of Jewish education at the 92nd Street Y in New York. He is past President of the Northern California Board of Rabbis. Karen Kushner is executive director of the Jewish Welcome Network, a nonprofit initiative that provides outreach consultation and resources to synagogues, agencies and Jewish schools of all denominations and affiliations in the Bay Area. For over 20 years Karen was a family educator. With Anita Diamant, she is co-author of "How to raise a Jewish child: a practical handbook for family life." And, with her husband, Rabbi Larry Kushner, she has written "Because nothing ...
Reconciliation in the Name of Faith: Pluralism and Exclusivity Tony Blair, Howland Distinguished Fellow at Yale University, interacts with Miroslav Volf and Douglas Rae over the question of pluralism and exclusivity of faiths.
Diana Eck - Religious Views of Religious Pluralism I Religious diversity poses questions that are not only global, national, and civic, but also theological. In 1910, the World Conference on Mission convened in Edinburgh and addressed the world's religions from the standpoint of Christian missions. Today, as people encounter neighbors of other faiths, face to face, and as communications enable people of every faith to know those of other faiths, what new theological questions do we and others pose about our own faith? How is the "truth" of each tradition challenged in the face of other faiths and truth claims? Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are increasingly referred to as the "Abrahamic" faiths, indicating a common prophetic ancestor in the figure of Abraham. Abrahamic dialogue is on the rise. What assessment do we have of these dialogues?
RELIGIOUS PLURALISM ONE.wmv Leonard Swidler, Alan Race, and Ingrid Shafer in dialogue with John Hick, January 2-4, Birmingham, UK. Impact of 9-11 on religious attitudes; appropriate responses to the Divine; powers of dialogue and critical thinking; encountering the Really Real in mystic contemplation.
Diana Eck & Vinoth Ramachandra - Myths about Pluralism - The Veritas Forum at Harvard - Pluralism it's not tolerance, it's not relativism, it's not multiculturalism... but it's all around us! In this Veritas Forum from Harvard, we explore the myths and challenges behind our new religious reality. Sri Lankan social critic and lay theologian Vinoth Ramachandra brings an Evangelical Christian perspective into conversation with the United Methodist perspective of Harvard's own Diana Eck, an internationally recognized expert on pluralism and the Director of Harvard's Pluralism Project. The following discussion is moderated by Rodney Petersen, Director of the Boston Theological Institute. Diana Eck is Professor of Religion at Harvard and Director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard. Vinoth Ramachandra is Secretary for Dialogue & Social Engagement with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. Over the past two decades, The Veritas Forum has been hosting vibrant discussions on life's hardest questions and engaging the world's leading colleges and universities with Christian perspectives and the relevance of Jesus. Learn more at , with upcoming events and over 600 pieces of media on topics including science, philosophy, music, business, medicine, and more!
Eboo Patel: Religious Pluralism in a Democracy Will the Faith Line be the defining factor of the 21st century? Can interfaith youth activism create a new movement for mutual understanding, respect and global understanding? This presentation outlines a hopeful and inspiring proposal for the future. Tides Speaker: Eboo Patel
Eritrea - Political Pluralism commentary (Editorial) The US Department of State : Theme of the Rogues
Diana Eck, "Pluralism & Religion in America" - PG# 5219 r. Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University and Director of the Pluralism Project, reflects on the ever expanding American landscape of religious pluralism and how a "Christian" country has become a multireligious one.
Diana Eck - Religious Views of Religious Pluralism II Looking more broadly, the religious traditions of the Indic world have distinctive views on religions, on the diversity of religions and the engagements we would call pluralism. Buddhist, Jain, Hindu, Sikh, and Muslim communities have lived in complex relationship with one another, with distinctiveness as well as common discourse. Discussions of pluralism and its relation to secularism are lively in these traditions today. How do some of today's thinkers and spiritual leaders articulate the dilemmas of religious "truth" and the religious other? How do they relate their Asian traditions to the globalization of religion?
The 21st century American religion is...Pluralism "I refuse to believe that Jesus is the only way to God"...Ever heard that one before? Well, Jesus claimed that he is and any true Christian is simply believing what Jesus taught. Remember, ideas are either true or false, it's people who are narrow minded.