The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School has gathered a diversity of voices from leading scholars, religious authorities, civic community leaders, and policymakers alike to push forward analytical understanding and dialogue on the pressing topic of sectarianism in the Muslim world. From the rise of ISIS and militant extremism in the context of an eroding Arab state system to the intensification of the Iran-Saudi cold war in the wake of the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers, the dire consequences of Shi’a-Sunni... Read more about The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School
Since 1985, the Anna Howard Shaw Center has hosted an annual spring conference to explore experiences of women’s ministries in the church and society. The conference provides opportunities for women to hear women preach, share testimonies in ministerial and multicultural leadership, and develop networks of support with one another.
This year's theme is "Am I the Earth's Keeper: Climate Change and Faith Community." Dr. Rebecca Copeland, Assistant Professor of Theology, will be giving the keynote address. We will have breakout...
In the last year communities across Massachusetts have seen symbols of hate appear on schools, homes and houses of worship. While such acts are deeply troubling, there are ways we can fight back. All members of the community are invited to join the Arlington Human Rights Commission and ADL New England for this important conversation.
For questions please contact Dan Levenson, ADL Associate Regional Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 617-406-6328. Read more about Recognizing Hate: Why Symbols Matter
We're excited for our second annual National Muslim Women's Summit, a conference that invites 50 inspiring leaders to spend a weekend at Harvard Kennedy School learning from incredible speakers that will be joining. Our opening event is open to the Harvard University and local community. Please join us for an evening of enriching exchange on the status of Muslim American woman organizing in the current post-election climate.
Come mingle with incredible Muslim women leaders from across the country and hear from Muslim women community leaders.
Get hyped to hear from people who speak truth to... Read more about The State of Muslim Women Organizing
Theology and Ministry Library, 117 Lake St, Boston, MA 02135, USA
4:00 to 4:10 - Welcoming remarks and introductions (Steve Dalton)
4:10 to 5:00 – "The Power of the Powerless" (Christopher de Vinck)
5:00 to 5:10 - Break
5:10 to 5:25 - "Wonderfully Made: A Personal Reflection" (Brian Heffernan)
5:25 to 5:40 - "Theology, Relational Anthropology, and Disability" (STM Professor Mary Jo Iozzio)
5:40 to 6:00 - "A Conversation" (Christopher, Brian, and Mary Jo - facilitator)
6:00 to 6:30 - Q & A with audience
Join the Jewish Student Association for the annual Passover Seder to celebrate, discuss, consider, reimagine, and meditate on the ancient story of the Exodus and take part in the ritual meal that will bring in both modern and traditional readings, rituals, and interpretations. Free a open to Harvard Divinity School students of all faith, affiliation or background.
Hosted in the Braun room. Please RSVP to Jessica Rosenberg at email@example.com. Read more about JSA Passover Seder
Ell Hall, 346 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Join us in a dialogue between Sunni and Shia members of our community during Deen and Dine!
Tasbiha Batool and Samer Naseredden will speak to common misconceptions the two communities hold of one another and then we will delve into dialogue.
This event is open to Muslim students in the Boston area.
Food will be served!
Meeting on the 3rd Floor of Ell Hall in Room 313.
ADL's Essex County Law and Education Day brings together students, educators, law enforcement officials, community leaders and elected officials to honor and celebrate those who exemplify ADL's values and ideals.
We are proud to honor Catherine C. Latham, EdD, Lynn Superintendent of Schoolsand Chief James A. DiGianvittorio, Middleton Police Department for their remarkable impact on the North Shore Community.
This year, Christian Picciolini, former Neo-Nazi turned peace activist, will join us to share his journey from hate to hope
We hope you can join us on Wednesday, May 9th for... Read more about The Road from Hate to Hope
Join Harvard Hillel's Freshman Fellows next Thursday! Emilia Diamant will be leading a workshop on the history of American Jews and Racial Justice- if you are interested in learning about how American Jewish identity has evolved throughout history, or how it relates to different justice movements come through! Learn something new, meet new friends, and fill up on all the chametz you need before Passover starts on Friday night!
Dalit feminist theologian, Dr. Cynthia Stephen, hopes to locate a critique of Brahminical patriarchy alongside and through critical analyses of patriarchy in the Bible made by Dalit, Black, and Latinx scholars.
Dr. Stephen will further share how the work of Black and Latinx feminist theological scholars in challenging White Supremacy, particularly in mainstream (White) feminist spaces, provides a valuable framework for understanding and critically engaging Brahminical Supremacy and patriarchy in South Asian contexts.
Located at the intersections of Dalit and Black Liberation, and critical... Read more about Critical Feminist Theology for Dalit and Black Liberation
Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
In 2014, the Department of Justice announced that Boston would be the site of a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) pilot; a campaign driven by national security, intelligence, and federal law enforcement agencies that claims to steer people off pathways to “radicalization” or “extremism.” However, CVE is not supported by sound evidence and is instead rooted in discredited theories that “radical” beliefs may predict propensity to commit politically-motivated violence. In practice, it has operated to falsely legitimize discrimination against Muslims by deputizing trusted community leaders —... Read more about Criminalizing Muslim Youth: Soft Surveillance in Schools
Dinner will be served at St. Julia Church, $20 per person.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Diana Eck, will give a talk on the topic, "Does Pluralism Have a Future?” Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, Founder and Director of The Pluralism Project, Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry, Member of the Faculty of Divinity, Recipient of The National Humanities Award.
Mr. Gay Syria - Directed by Ayşe Toprak - 84 mins - Arabic
In focusing his attention on the competitors of Mr. Gay Syria, director Ayse Toprak shatters the one-dimensional meaning of “refugee”. Using the pageant as a means of escape from political persecution, the organizer Mahmoud — already given asylum in Berlin — hopes to offer the winner a chance to travel as well as bring international attention to the life-threatening situations faced by LGBT Syrians.
This film is presented with English subtitles.
Pluralism Project Summary:
Approximately forty people attended the... Read more about Mr. Gay Syria
Passover is an invitation to celebrate our freedom and honor our community's struggle for liberation. Pesach also reminds us that celebrating freedoms won means mourning freedoms lost, bearing witness to freedoms yet denied, and asking difficult questions about our complicity in others’ unfreedom. It is a moment in which we recognize that none of us are free until all of us are.
Join us for PJA's Liberation Seder, in which we will consider what the Passover story can teach us about freedom and justice, and how it can inspire us to support ongoing struggles for freedom today – including... Read more about Liberation Seder: Four Cups of Freedom
Educators in Boston and beyond are standing in solidarity with their immigrant students, colleagues, and friends in the face of xenophobic, racist, and anti-immigration policies. We stand for immigration rights, for the rights of our DACA students and their parents, for TPS workers and their families, and for fair, equitable and non-discriminatory immigration policies. We stand for a safe and just environment for Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Queer communities in this country. We stand against racism, colonialism, xenophobia, and discrimination and the political games played at the expense of... Read more about No One is Illegal--Boston Educators for immigration rights