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February 28, 2024 The Oys & Joys of Interreligious Engagement: A Conversation and Book Launch

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  • Date
  • time Eastern Time
  • location Hebrew College
    1860 Washington Street
    Newton, MA 02466
    and Zoom
  • cost Free
  • organizer Hebrew College Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership
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Presenters: Dr. Lucinda Mosher, Elinor Pierce, and Rabbi Or Rose

best-of-intentions-book-coverWith the Best of Intentions and Pluralism in Practice are two new groundbreaking books that utilize the case method to explore interfaith relations.

With the Best of Intentions documents cases of missteps and outright failures in interfaith encounters, drawing upon the perspectives of more than three dozen scholars and practitioners. Each case also provides critical discussion of what went wrong, and why.

PluralisminPractice book coverPluralism in Practice features decision-based case studies of civic and religious leaders as they navigate the dilemmas and disputes of our multireligious society. Both books encourage discussion and reflection as they take on complex and challenging issues.

With the Best of Intentions Co-editors

Lucinda MosherLucinda Mosher, ThD, is director of the MA in interreligious studies program at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace and senior editor of the Journal of Interreligious Studies. Her many books include the award-winning co-edited volume Hindu Approaches to Spiritual Care.

ellie_pierce Elinor (Ellie) Pierce is the research director for the Pluralism Project at Harvard University and a documentarian whose most recent film, Abraham’s Bridge, is now in late production. She is also the author of Pluralism in Practice.


Rabbi Or RoseRabbi Or Rose is the founding director of the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College and co-editor of the award-winning anthology, My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation.


This event is co-sponsored by Hebrew College, Hartford International University for Religion & Peace, and the Pluralism Project at Harvard University.

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