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  • Beyond Tolerance, Toward Peacebuilding


    In its inaugural event, the Boniuk Institute welcomed Scott Appleby, a scholar who specializes in the study of modern religions and their capacity for both violence and peacebuilding.

  • Houston as a laboratory

    Houston Skyline

    The city of Houston will serve as a local laboratory for much of our research. The demographics of Houston make it an excellent context for examining issues of religious diversity and creating models of religious tolerance that can be implemented more broadly.

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  • A Course for the Houston Community

    Glasscock Course

    The Boniuk Institute will co-sponsor a course in the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.  Boniuk Institute Directors will co-teach the course  Religious Diversity and Understanding in Today’s World.

  • IntraReligious Tolerance and Beyond


    The Boniuk Institute announces a new course for Fall 2014 that will explore religious tolerance within various religious traditions. IntraReligious Tolerance and Beyond (RELI214) will explore different historical religions and the models of inclusivity and pluralism that these religions have promoted.  The course will explore the dialogue of religious tolerance and the need to move to religious pluralism in a global community.

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  • Introducing the Boniuk Council


    The Boniuk Council is composed of undergraduate students at Rice who act as a liaison between the Institute and the student body.

  • The Practicalities of Peacebuilding


    The Boniuk Institute brought fifteen Houston community members together on November 5, 2013 for a reception with Scott Appleby to discuss the practical considerations involved in building religious tolerance and peace.

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  • Event Calendar

    September 12-13, 2014

    The God Box


    October 16, 2014

    José Casanova

    7pm, Rice University

    November 3, 2014

    Recovering a Vision of Gandhi, and his Meaning for the 21st Century

    Reverend James Lawson

    December 1, 2014

    Surviving Stalin: Practicing Islam Amidst the Purges

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