“Pluralism arises from the values of liberty, equal dignity, conscience, and participation embodied in the founding documents of the United States, and is at the heart of 'America's Sacred Ground.'" -- Barbara A. McGraw
Barbara A. McGraw, J.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Social Ethics, Law, and Public Life
School of Liberal Arts and School of Economics and Business Administration
An author, speaker, and media commentator on American identity and the role of religious pluralism in public life, Dr. Barbara A. McGraw is lead co-editor (with Jo Renee Formicola) of and contributor to Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously: Spiritual Politics on America's Sacred Ground, which is based on Dr. McGraw's earlier book entitled Rediscovering America’s Sacred Ground: Public Religion and Pursuit of the Good in a Pluralistic America. She is also co-author (with Robert S. Ellwood) of Many Peoples, Many Faiths: Women and Men in the World Religions, one of the most used world religions texts in the U.S., the 10th edition for which was published in March 2013. She holds a Juris Doctor Degree and a Ph.D. in Religion and Social Ethics, both from the University of Southern California. Dr. McGraw also is a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court and an Affiliate of The Pluralism Project at Harvard University.