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From the March 31, 2003 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


American universities face up to religious pluralism " I had never really awakened to the importance of interfaith relations in my own country until my university changed and was virtually a brand new place," said Harvard professor Diana Eck in a talk last month to the Religion Communicators Council of Boston. She pointed out that Harvard has a very large Asian population (maybe a quarter of the university), a large Islamic society, a vibrant Jewish community, a variety of Christian groups including Korean, Asian, and Hispanic Christian Communities, and Hindu and Baha'i groups.