Bahai News - Pontiac's Creative Arts Center Announces World Religion Exhibit

Pontiac's Creative Arts Center Announces World Religion Exhibit, November 3 Through December 28, 2001

PONTIAC, Mich., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Creative Arts Center is proud to present "World Religions in Metropolitan Detroit," from November 3 through December 28, 2001. This exhibition of photographs, taken in twenty-five religious centers in the metropolitan area, is part of the Pluralism Project at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The research project has been ongoing for 18 months, documenting the changing religious landscape in metropolitan Detroit. Claude Jacobs is Director of the Pluralism Project at U. of M.- Dearborn; Hashim Al-Tawil is Associate Director; and William McNeece is Director of Photography. There will be a reception with the directors on Friday, November 16, 2001, from 6-9 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and there is free, lighted parking in the Art Center's lot on Pike Street, behind the Center.

The more than 50 photographs in the exhibition are documents of religious centers and practices throughout the region. The emphasis is on the religious practices among those who have immigrated to our community since 1965, as well as on the ways that other Americans have broadened their religious perspectives and are changing their religious affiliation and practices.

The continuing project involves students and faculty from UM-Dearborn and faculty from other educational institutions in the Detroit area. It is part of a national effort organized by the Harvard University Pluralism Project. The photographs, which are the work of students and faculty under the direction of William A. McNeece, reflect a wide array of traditions including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Jainism, Christianity, Judaism and Baha'i.

The exhibition is part of the Detroit 300 celebration of the city's tricentennial. Sponsors for the exhibition include the Harvard University Pluralism Project, the University of Michigan Arts of Citizenship program, the University of Michigan-Dearborn Diversity Grants Program, and individual donors.

The more than 50 photographs in the exhibition are documents of religious centers and practices throughout the region. The emphasis is on the religious practices among those who have immigrated to our community since 1965, as well as on the ways that other Americans have bfoadened their religious perspectives and are changing their religious affiliation and practices.

The continuing project involves students and faculty from UM-Dearborn and faculty from other educational institutions in the Detroit area. It is part of a national effort organized by the Harvard University Pluralism Project. The photographs, which are the work of students and faculty under the direction of William A. McNeece, reflect a wide array of traditions including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Jainism, Christianity, Judaism and Baha'i.

The exhibition is part of the Detroit 300 celebration of the city's tricentennial. Sponsors for the exhibition include the Harvard University Pluralism Project, the University of Michigan Arts of Citizenship program, the University of Michigan-Dearborn Diversity Grants Program, and individual donors.

The Creative Arts Center, located at 47 Williams Street in Pontiac, will display "World Religions in Metropolitan Detroit," November 3 through December 28, 2001. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the Creative Arts Center at 248-333-7849.


©Copyright 2001, PRNewswire

Page last updated/revised 110901
Return to the Bahá'í Association's Main Web Page