Allah says in the Qur’an, “Travel in the land and see the consequences of those who were before you…” 30:42 This verse encourages a reflection upon history, an awareness of what people did, and what the effects of their actions were. History in the Quranic understanding has pedagogical content. The ruins of idolatrous peoples teach us about the tragic results of disbelief. But what can we learn from the vagaries of our own history as Muslims? Before we can even answer that question, what is our history and how did we get to where we are today?
In this course, hosted by the Boston Islamic... Read more about Course: History of Muslim Societies to 1258CE with Ustadh Abdul Rahman Latif
Join your young adult community to hear from TEDx speaker Christian Picciolini, a former leader in the neo-Nazi movement. Christian will discuss how unlearning hate helped him transform from a leader in the American white power movement to a global peace advocate.
Before Christian takes the stage, enjoy drinks and appetizers and choose from five interactive mini-workshops, which are:
Visualize Your (Jewish) Values, led by Sarah Rubenstein
Channel your inner artist! In this workshop, share traditions that we celebrate within our communities and discuss values that keep us going every day... Read more about Evening of Unlearning with Christian Picciolini
The Boston Workmen’s Circle Jewish Muslim Solidarity committee warmly invites you to join us for our annual Jewish-Muslim Shabes.
To honor International Women's Day, our plan is to hear stories of strength, hope and solidarity from Jewish and Muslim women. As we share a meal together, we will also have an opportunity to talk in small groups, to socialize and get a glimpse into each other’s lives.
The evening will start at 6:15 PM with time to settle in and shmooze. A shabes ceremony will start at 6:45 PM, followed by a potluck dinner at about 7:30 PM. Come for the ceremony or the potluck... Read more about Jewish-Muslim Solidarity Shabes
Even though many recent Israeli government policies are challenging to Reform Jews in North America, we must double down on deepening our connections to our Jewish State. How do we strongly advocate for a Jewish-Democratic state, that promotes equal rights, pluralism, and builds the infrastructure of peace while helping our people fall in love with Israel? That’s the challenge and great opportunity for our movement.
Join Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism for our Feinberg Lecture.
The event kicks off Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 12PM with a brunch to celebrate 6th Anniversary of Film Series. Tickets to the Brunch are $45 or $35 for Members (includes admission to The Band’s Visit).
Advance reservations are required; purchase at https://bit.ly/2VZ7oxHRegular film admission applies if not attending the brunch.
Film screenings include:
Center for the Study of World Religions, 42 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On Friday, March 1, Harvard Divinity School’s Center for the Study of World Religions held an event entitled, “Parenting Outside of Religion: What ‘Nones’ are Passing on to Their Children.” This event was part of a lecture series hosted by the Nonreligion and SBNR (Spiritual But Not Religious) Research Seminar, and it featured Christel Manning, Professor of Religious Studies at Sacred Heart University. Manning has spent the last decade studying the growing group of Americans who identify with no religious group, i.e. those who check “none” on a survey about...Read more about What ‘Nones’ are Passing on to Their Children
When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel walked together during the 1965 March on Selma, they forged a bond between Blacks and Jews committed to the pursuit of racial justice and equal rights for all Americans. Today, in an age of persistent economic racism and systemic inequality, attempts to renew this bond are hampered by mutual recrimination: Jews are being asked to check their unacknowledged “white privilege;” Blacks are being asked to check their unacknowledged “anti-Semitism.” Is there room for “Jews of Color?”
The panelists – civil rights icon Andrew Young,... Read more about Black/s and Jew/s. Then and Now
Tufts MSA and BSU invite you to join them for a lecture, dinner, and discussion with Donna Auston on the intersections of racism, Islamophobia, and Black Muslim activism.
Donna Auston is an anthropologist, writer, and activist whose body of work focuses on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, media representation, and Islam in America. Her dissertation is an ethnographic exploration of Black Muslim activism and spiritual protest in the Black Lives Matter era. Some of her written work includes book chapters on the historical contributions of African American Muslims in the arts, culture, and... Read more about The Intersections of Islamophobia & BlackLivesMatter
Interfaith Center, 58 Winthrop St, Medford, MA 02155, USA
An interfaith Jummah prayer and lunch hosted by Tufts Muslim Students Association.
"Where do Muslims run off to on Friday afternoons? What do congregational prayer and discussions look like? What is the faith significance of Friday in Islam? Well… Come to learn. Come to eat. Come to engage with the Islamic Friday tradition of Jummah. All are welcome." -Interfaith Chaplaincy
There will be great community, a space of learning, lots of snacks, and catering from Punjabi Grill!