Boniuk Institute to host panel on religious tolerance in America and globally

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HOUSTON – (April 3, 2014) – Three leading international scholars will discuss the challenges of advancing religious tolerance in American and around the world at an April 10 panel hosted by Rice University’s Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance.

Who: Robert Wuthnow, the Gerard R. Adlinger Professor of Sociology and director of the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University; Marie Griffith, the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and director of the John C. Danforth Center at Washington University; and David Nirenberg, the Deborah R. and Edgar E. Jannotta Professor of History and director of the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society.

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What: “The Challenges of Religious Tolerance in America and Globally” panel.

When: Thursday, April 10, 7 p.m.

Where: Rice University, Herring Hall, Room 100, 6100 Main St.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775.

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