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Diana Eck is slated
to address RCC2010

Chicago, August 5, 2009 Diana Eck, chair of the Interfaith Relations Commission of the National Council of Churches and director of The Pluralism Project at Harvard University, will be plenary speaker at Religion Communication Congress 2010.                                                

Eck is the internationally known professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard University.

She is also Founder and Director of The Pluralism Project, a study on the presence of Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and other communities in the U.S.  

RCCongress, which will be held in Chicago April 7-10, 2010, is a once-a-decade event which brings together over 1000 religious communication professionals representing a variety of faiths in a week filled with continuing education, collaboration and fellowship. Eck’s discussion on pluralism will be on April 9.  

“As chair of the NCC Interfaith Relations Commission, Diana brings a world of interfaith experience to our dialogues and educational initiatives.” said Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos, NCC Senior Program Director for Faith & Order and Interfaith Relations. "This expertise will make for quite interesting engagement at RCCongress.”   

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