1990s: Religious Pluralism in America (04:29)
Reflective of immigration patterns, around 1990, Harvard University shifted into a religiously diverse student population. This same shift was being felt all over America. The Pluralism Project began to map the changing religious landscape.
Interfaith Center in San Francisco (03:09)
An interfaith center at the San Francisco Presidio promotes interfaith dialogue and collaboration. The center participates in the United Religions Initiative consisting of over 100 faith traditions.
Inner Reality of Religions (02:23)
Efforts to promote interfaith dialogue in the U.S. began in 1893. A professor is Islamic Studies asserts that the inner reality of all religions is the same. He urges people of all faiths to look beyond symbolism for true religious understanding.
Religious Conflict/Religious Pluralism (03:32)
A British religious mythologist talks about the roots of religious conflict. She argues that inner fears about annihilation motivate the strong identity people claim with their religion. On the other hand, religious pluralism brings people together.
Inter-Faith Ministries in Wichita, KS (03:14)
The religious pluralist movement promotes the notion of oneness among all religions in spiritual matters. An interfaith ministry in Wichita, KS, has for 120 years ministered to a community of diverse religious believers.
Inter-Faith, Service-Oriented Ministries (03:51)
Representative of religious diversity, the Islamic residence of Wichita, KS, is situated across the street from a Christian church and a Buddhist temple. The goal of Inter-Faith Ministries is to be of service to all people in a non-polarized setting.
Religious Pluralism in an Era of Cultural Change (03:44)
Traditionally, religious organizations are isolated from each other. Religious pluralism promotes a unified approach to serving communities in today's troubled world. Bridge-building efforts are essential in multi-religious America.
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