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Defining Religious Pluralism: A Response to Robert McKim
Journal of College and Character (2012)
  • Eboo Patel
  • Cassie Meyer
Abstract

The Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) is a Chicago-based international non-profit seeking to build a global movement of interfaith cooperation, with a particular focus on American colleges and universities. The concept of religious pluralism, as defined in IFYC’s methodology, consists of three integral components: respect for religious or non-religious identity, mutually inspiring relationships and common action for the common good. This article offers a brief exposition of IFYC’s theory of religious pluralism, with an example from campus life. It is written in response to Robert McKim's article "Responding to Religious Pluralims" in the Journal of College and Character.

Keywords
  • interfaith,
  • religious pluralism,
  • religion,
  • diversity,
  • common good,
  • civic engagement,
  • leadership
Publication Date
March 2, 2012
Citation Information
Eboo Patel and Cassie Meyer. "Defining Religious Pluralism: A Response to Robert McKim" Journal of College and Character Vol. 11 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ifyc/2/