“What is at Stake?” Exploring the Problems of Pluralism through the Case Method, By Ellie Pierce

Although the case method is rarely used in religious studies or interfaith education, it is a proven pedagogical tool which can help us engage with both the problems and promise of pluralism. The Pluralism Project's newest case study, "A Call to Prayer," describes the divisions that emerge over the broadcast of the call to prayer in Hamtramck, Michigan. This case invites us to consider "what is at stake?" for the city council president, the diverse Muslim communities, interfaith leaders, as well as those who oppose the broadcast. Case studies provide a unique opportunity to practice, rather than theorize about, pluralism.

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