CERP Director's Welcome

CERP Director's Welcome CERP Director's Welcome

Director's Welcome

Barbara A. McGraw

Welcome to the website for the Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism.

In addition to providing information about the Center and what we do, this website is a resource for everyone interested in exploring interfaith leadership and learning more about interreligious-interfaith engagement, the value and achievement of pluralism, and the importance of diverse religious perspectives in the public square and in the professions. The Center’s values are built upon the concept of America’s Sacred Ground, which I have developed in my scholarly work, and our Lasallian values, which are the bedrock of Saint Mary’s College's Mission.

Barbara A. McGraw

Meet Our Director

Barbara A. McGraw

Barbara A. McGraw, Founding Center Director, is Professor of Social Ethics, Law, and Public Life at Saint Mary's College of California, and is the author and editor of works on religion and public engagement and interfaith leadership. Previously a Skadden Arps corporate finance attorney, she holds a Ph.D. in Religion and Social Ethics and J.D. from the University of Southern California.