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    Creating Knowledge

    Boniuk Institute sponsors academic conferences, research grants and national studies to increase religious literacy and tolerance.

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    Arts of Tolerance

    Under the umbrella of the Boniuk Institute, and in direct response to the current wave of intolerance sweeping the world, Arts of Tolerance works to bring people of different faiths and backgrounds together through the power of the arts.

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    Receiving Recognition

    The Boniuk Institute, its staff, and benefactor and founder have been widely recognized for their work promoting religious understanding and pluralistic engagement.

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    Offering Thought Leadership

    The Boniuk Institute hosts experts and collaborates with organizations around the country to increase religious literacy and tolerance.

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    Expanding Education

    The Institute works to equip children, youth and adults as religiously literate global citizens through a variety of educational opportunities from curricular resources to positive parenting programs to publicly available course offerings.

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    Serving Society Together

    The Institute supports a variety of interfaith service opportunities, including work with refugees, the homeless and victims of human trafficking.

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    Reinforcing Rice's Enabling Environment

    Boniuk Institute works with a variety of on-campus organizations to provide resources to Rice community members of all faiths and no faith.

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  • Logo: Stronger Than Hate

    We stand in solidarity with all those affected by the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those whose lives have been touched by this act of violence.

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    BI Partner Dr. Montra L. Rogers Receives Award

    The Institute congratulates Dr. Montra L. Rogers of HISD, who was recently awarded the 2018 Mel Miller Award for serving as an advocate for social change by bringing to the classroom extraordinary practices that help students understand, analyze and make decisions that promote positive social interactions.

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    Silkroad Ensemble in Residence at Rice

    The Silkroad Ensemble kicked off a three-year residency at Rice, returning to campus throughout that time to participate in future classroom discussions, performances and panels.

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    Interview: Religious Tolerance in Trump's America

    Boniuk Institute's Dr. Zahra Jamal speaks with ABC Australia about religious tolerance in Trump's America. 

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    The G20 Interfaith Forum Looks to Turn Potential into Action

    Boniuk Institute's Dr. Zahra Jamal recently served as a delegate to the 2018 G20 Interfaith Forum in Buenos Aires, celebrated as one of the most important interfaith activities undertaken anywhere.

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  • As a part of Rice University, and in line with its mission, the Institute neither engages in partisan politics nor serves as a rapid response entity.