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CMLE 717J [IF]

Building Interfaith Community and Leadership: Boston Seminar, Summer 2012

Jennifer Howe Peace

This intensive two-week seminar will take place June 1-14, 2012 in Greater Boston.  Through master classes, site visits to local religious communities and analyzing case studies developed by the Pluralism Project, seminar participants will explore the intersection of religious and civic life and reflect on their role as religious leaders in the public square. Sikh, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Jewish community leaders will introduce participants to their houses of worship and religious practices as we explore some of the challenges and opportunities that interfaith community-building involves. Building Interfaith Community and Leadership is offered jointly with The Pluralism Project. It is generously funded by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Participation is through application only. The instructors for the course will be Dr. Jennifer Peace, of Andover Newton Theological Seminary and Dr. Diana Eck, of the Pluralism Project and Harvard University.
Admission to this course is by application only -  completed applications must be submitted electronically to the Pluralism project. See the Pluralism project website for more specific details and prerequisites:  Applications must be received by 5pm on Monday, April 30, 2012.

Pluralism Project application

June - June 1-14 applications due by April 30, 2012

Key to Course Listings

Key Description
EL "EL" following a course description indicates an E-Learning course.
F "F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.
S "S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.
W "W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.
J "J" following a course number indicates a course offered during June.
"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site,, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.

Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.


Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.