Diana Eck & Kathryn Lohre: Common Ground in the Midst of Differences

In an interview from her time as associate director at The Pluralism Project, Harvard University, Kathryn Lohre, now Director for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Relations at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Pluralism Project Director Diana Eck talk about interfaith harmony, the media focus on faith-related conflicts, and where society can find common ground beyond the theological. Lohre is the President of The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Learn More about Diana Eck and Kathryn Lohre

Grace Hill
November 04th, 2011 09:30 am

These are great thoughts expressed in such a logical and deliberate manner.

Grace Hill
November 04th, 2011 09:28 am

I remember when Reading was a thriving industrial center. It's sad state mirrors the decline of the working class in America over the last 3 decades.. a decline that is the direct result of government policy.

June 08th, 2011 12:41 pm

I first heard Professor Diana Eck about nine years ago when she was Bill Moyers’ guest on, "Bill Moyers Journal." At that time she talked about her newly-published book, New Religious America: How a "Christian Country" Has Become the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation." I was so impressed with this interview that I purchased the book and read it. In her book Professor Eck proves without a doubt that the United States of America was not founded as a Christian nation as is so often claimed by some in the media, nor are we a Christian nation. In her book Professor Eck includes the different faiths that make up our society. I often refer to it to refresh my own information and to pass information as well as her book on to others. I highly recommend this publication.

Yes, I absolutely believe it is possible to ignore theological differences when finding common ground with others in our society. This is an important part of who we are as a nation and personally, of who I am as a woman of faith. I wholeheartedly support "The Pluralism Project." I secretly wish I could be a part of this project, although I try in my daily life and in my own way. May God bless The Pluralism Project and I bless them.

February 15th, 2011 17:57 pm

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