The Celebration of Abraham is based on the idea of religious pluralism. According to Diana Eck, head of the Pluralism Project at Harvard:
- First, pluralism is not diversity alone, but the energetic engagement with diversity. …
- Second, pluralism is not just tolerance, but the active seeking of understanding across lines of difference.
- Third, pluralism is not relativism, but the encounter of commitments.
- Fourth, pluralism is based on dialogue.