Diane L. Moore

Diane Moore PhotoDiane L. Moore is the founder and director of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School, a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions, and a Faculty Affiliate of the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School. Her work is focused on advancing the public understanding of religion in collaboration professionals from a wide range of fields.  She is the Principal Investigator for both the Religious Literacy an the Professions Initiative and a Luce funded partnership with Oxfam investigating how international humanitarian aid organizations understand religion.  Moore is also a co-chair along with Eugene Gallagher of Connecticut College of a three year American Academy of Religion initiative to create religious literacy standards for graduates of two and four year higher education institutions in the United States and she served on a State Department Task Force focusing on creating resources about religion for foreign service officers through the Office of Religion and Global Affairs. Her publications include Overcoming Religious Illiteracy: A Cultural Studies Approach to the Study of Religion in Secondary Education (Palgrave 2007), and she chaired the American Academy of Religion’s Task Force on Religion in the Schools, which published guidelines for teaching about religion in public K-12 schools (AAR 2010). She currently leads a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) through HarvardX on Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures.