Cov zej zog hauv Tebchaws Asmeskas tau ua ntau dua ntau hom kev teev hawm kev ntseeg thiab kev ntseeg hauv cov xyoo dhau los. Muaj ntau cov kws tshawb fawb tau tshawb cov tswv yim hauv kev tshawb fawb hauv zej zog txog kev ntseeg thiab sab ntsuj plig tau tsim thiab nyob hauv ib lub zej zog. Kev mus rau cov neeg Cov Hauj Lwm Hauv Zos yog qhia ntawm no. Ntau qhov ntawm cov haujlwm hauv qab no yog cov koom tes ntawm Pluralism Project ntawm Harvard University, thiab feem ntau cov haujlwm tau ua haujlwm rau ib lub sijhawm nrog cov phiaj xwm kev ua tiav.
The World Religions in Richmond Project (WRR) is an ongoing research project that has as its objective chronicling the religious/spiritual diversity that exists in the Richmond, Virginia community. There are currently well over eight hundred religious congregational units in the Richmond metropolitan area representing many of the world’s major religious traditions. WRR lists each of these religious congregations and offers profiles of selected congregational units. WRR also lists, and profiles some, of the many, diverse community groups and events founded by or affiliated with religious/spiritual traditions found in Richmond.
Kev Tshawb Fawb Cov Tub Ntxhais Kawm ntawm North American Cov Zej Zog Cov Tswv Yim tau tsim txij li 2015 ntawm William thiab Mary University hauv Williamsburg, Virginia. Peb tes num nthuav tawm los ntawm blog thiab tau teeb tsa raws li kev coj ntawm xibfwb Kevin Vose hauv Txoj Cai Haujsam hauv Asmeskas. Tsoomfwv cov zej zog thoob plaws Tebchaws Meskas tau qhuas txog, nrog rau cov zej zog hauv thaj tsam Virginia.
Arch City Kev Ntseeg yog qhov kev qhia tam sim no (2019) raug tsim tawm hauv University of St. Louis. Peb tes num txhais raws li hauv qab no:
“As a teaching project, Arch City Religion seeks not only to provide valuable information to researchers, students, journalists, and the public, but also to use the rich history and culture of St. Louis to think through the craft of research; to learn to distinguish information from impression; to analyze objects, rituals, and spaces for what is muaj thiab rau dab tsi yog conveyed; and to exercise responsible communication about complex histories and practices of faith in St. Louis.”
Ib cov lus los ntawm kev cai dab qhuas NYC yog ib qhov project uas pib thaum lub Xya hli ntuj 9, 2010. Lub koom haum hais tias nws lub hom phiaj is “to explore, document and explain through our online magazine and other educational programs the great religious changes that are taking place in New York City.” The project documents the incredible variety and number of faith details about the city that people will understand more deeply how such details contribute to the excitement to the city. It serves as an incubator and educator for new ways of doing religion reporting and understanding the postsecular city.
From 1998-2006, Dr. Timothy Cahill at Loyola University, New Orleans led a project to map the religious diversity in New Orleans, with special progress over the summer of 2003.
Ntiaj Teb Kev Ntseeg hauv Arizona
This project grew out of a course at Arizona State University developed by Dr. David Damrel in which students participated in field work exploring the presence of diverse religious communities in the Phoenix area. The project spanned the years 2003-2007.
This project at Rollins College began in 1998 and was headed by Dr. Yudit K. Greenberg and Dr. Arnold Wettstein. The goal was to involve students in a study of the religious landscape of Orlando. The study sought to provide a comprehensive history with a focus on the rise of new communities and their integration into the life and culture of Orlando. Project leaders submitted a project report: : Central Florida Kev Hloov Kev Ntseeg Profile - Dr. Yudit K. Greenberg thiab Rev. Dr. Arnold Wettstein
The Portland Muslim History Project began in 2004 at Reed College under the leadership of Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri. The mission of the project was to narrate the history of Muslim built communities in Portland, Oregon, aiming to describe in detail how the Islamic tradition was rooted within the built environment of a local American context. The project connects to a larger book project by Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Keeb Kwm Ntawm Islam hauv Tebchaws Asmeskas: Los ntawm Lub Ntiaj Teb Tshiab rau Txoj Cai Tshiab (Oxford University Press, 2010).
When a group of Pure Land Buddhist monks faced opposition to opening a temple and education center in a small rural town in Virginia, Dr. Steven Emmanuel collaborated with Ven. Chuc Thanh to offer a public course at Virginia Wesleyan College on Buddhism in Virginia Beach during the summer of 2009.The project led to a series of public courses to educate members of the local community on Buddhism over a three year period. A film, Living in the Pure Land, also was produced that is available on Vimeo.
Dr. Greg Emery served as the Director and a Faculty Member of the Global Leadership Center at Ohio University until spring 2015. Beginning in 2003 he led Ohio University students in research that documented and explored the New Vrindaban (Hare Krishna) community in nearby Moundsville, West Virginia. The project produced a several research reports: Ib phau ntawm kev tshawb fawb ntawm cov kev xyaum ntawm lub Hindu Community ntawm Tshiab Vrindaban (Part I) (2011), Ib phau ntawm kev tshawb fawb ntawm cov kev xyaum ntawm Hindu Community ntawm Tshiab Vrindaban (Tshooj II) (2011), thiab Cov Tswv Cuab Hauv Zej Zog 'Visions for the Future ntawm 40th ib xyoos ntawm Vrindaban (2009), nrog rau ntau cov menyuam kawm ntawv cov ntawv tshaj tawm.
Dr. Pankaj Jain is an associate professor of anthropology, philosophy, and religion at the University of North Texas. He is co-director of the Rural Sustainability Summit and co-leader of the India Initiatives group. Dr. Jain led an investigation of the religious and ecological practices of Hindus and Jains in North Texas. His project explored the connections between the religious traditions of local Hindus and Jains and their environmental practices. The project produced a substantial number of profiles of Hindu and Jain groups in North Texas and is connected to his book, Dharma thiab Ecology ntawm Hindu Communities: Sustenance thiab Sustainability (2011).
Dr. Gary Laderman, Goodrich C. White professor and chair of the religion department at Emory University inaugurated the research project on the changing religious landscape of Atlanta, Georgia in 1998. The project had two objectives: gathering basic information about Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim communities in metropolitan Atlanta and exploring the ways in which these newer religious traditions were adapting to, as well as shaping, American funeral rituals. The project produced a number of group profies and is connected two several books authored by Dr. Laderman: Kev ntseeg ntawm Atlanta: Kev cai dab qhuas Ntau haiv neeg nyob rau hauv lub Centennial Olympic City. (Atlanta: Scholars Press), 1996; Lub Txiaj Ntsig Dawb Huv: Cov Neeg Miskas Ntawm Txoj Kev Tuag Txoj Kev Ntseeg, 1799-1883 (New Haven: Yale University Press), 1999; thiab So nyob hauv kev sib haum xeeb: Lub Keeb Kwm Keeb Kwm Kev Tshaj Lij Txog Kev Tuag thiab Kev Pam Tuag Hauv Tsev nyob hauv Twentieth Century America (Oxford University Press), 2005.
In 2002, Dr. Kathryn McClymond, professor in and chair of the department of religious studies at Georgia State University, inaugurated a research project on Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Muslim and Sikh religious centers in and around Altanta, Georgia.Dr. McClymond and her students produced a number of profiles on groups in these traditions.
Dr. David Odell-Scott, tus thawj tswj hwm ntawm Kent State University, thiab Dr. Surinder Bhardwaj, xib fwb emeritus nyob rau hauv lub tuam tsev kawm ntawm Kent State University, tau tsim tsa ib qhov kev tshawb fawb ntawm cov neeg tuaj nyob hauv teb chaws Northern Ohio nyob 1999. Peb tes num mapped chaw nrog cov Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, thiab Muslim kab lis kev cai, nrog rau cov haiv neeg txawv teb chaws Christian.
Dr. Michael Stoltzfus, professor of religious studies at Valdosta State University, inaugurated a research project in 2006 on “Pluralism in the ‘Bible Belt’: Mapping the Religious Diversity of South Georgia.” The objectives of the project were to document historic changes in the region’s religious demographics and to explore some of the challenges faced by minority religious communities. The project emphasized new diversity as evidenced by its many churches and a Jewish community which recently celebrated its centennial—new communities of Muslims, Hindus, Korean Protestants, Latino Catholics, and others.
Dr Claude Stulting thiab Dr. Sam Britt, cov xibfwb qhia ntawv hauv lub koom haum ntawm kev ntseeg ntawm lub tsev kawm ntawv hauv Furman, tau tsim ib txoj haujlwm tshawb fawb hauv 1998 rau kev ntseeg ntau tshaj lij nyob rau Upstate South Carolina. Peb tes num tau muaj peb theem: qhov kev qhia txog kev cai dab qhuas ntawm South Carolina, kev tshawb nrhiav txog tej pab pawg hauv cov Upstate ntawm South Carolina, thiab kawm txog ib pawg neeg nyob hauv Midlands ntawm South Carolina, uas yog tsom rau ntawm cheeb tsam Columbia. Ib pawg ntau heev ntawm cov pawg profile tau tsim los ntawm lub phiaj xwm.