Wednesday, 11 October 2006
Ufrot Sukkat Shomeach —
Spreading a Shelter of Peace
The evening will feature a presentation
and discussion by Diana L. Eck
The Dynamics of Jewish-Muslim Relations
in America: An Observer’s View
Diana L. Eck is Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, where she serves on the Committee on the Study of Religion in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Since 1991, she has been heading a research team at Harvard University to explore the new religious diversity of the United States and its meaning for the American pluralist experiment. In 1996, Diana L. Eck was appointed to a U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad, a twenty-member commission charged with advising the Secretary of State on enhancing and protecting religious freedom in the overall context of human rights.
In 1998, Eck received the National Humanities Medal from President Clinton and the National Endowment for the Humanities for her work on American religious pluralism.