Boston

2018 Mar 01

Islam and Toleration

(All day)

Location: 

Cgis South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Keynote Address: "Reflections on Tolerance and Its Difficulty" Thomas M. Scanlon, Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, Emeritus, Harvard University   Pluralism Project Summary: The annual Islam and Toleration conference was held on Harvard’s campus during a record-breaking rain storm in March 2018. The conference was sponsored by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University and featured speakers from Harvard and other universities around the country. On the opening night of the conference, Harvard... Read more about Islam and Toleration
2018 Mar 02

Islam and Toleration

(All day)

Location: 

Cgis South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

9:30: Coffee

10: Panel One: Muslim Minorities in Non-Muslim Societies

Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Harvard University, Sugata Bose, Harvard University, Jocelyn Cesari, Harvard Divinity School, Yee Htun, Harvard Law School.William A. Graham, moderator

12:00: Break.

1:00: Panel Two: Minorities in Muslim-majority societies.

Orit Bashkin, The University of Chicago, Kristin Fabbe, Harvard Business...

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2018 Feb 21

The End of White Christian America

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
America is no longer a majority white Christian nation. Join journalist, author, commentator, and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, Jr, and Dr. Robert P. Jones, author of "The End of White Christian America," for a conversation on this seismic change, its impact on the politics and social values of the U.S., and its implications for the future. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
2018 Feb 21

What is Judaism? A Religion? A Culture?

(All day)

Location: 

52 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Join Greg Epstein, Harvard's Humanist Chaplain, Marya Axner, the Regional Director of the New England Jewish Labor Committee, and Adam Nahari, Harvard college sophomore, for a conversation on secular Judaism moderated by Theo Motzkin, '19.
2018 Mar 20

Celebrate Nowruz, A Persian New Year Celebration

(All day)

Location: 

Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring, with poetry, music, traditional sweets, and an exploration of the traditional Haft Seen table. More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”) originated in ancient Persia and became a popular celebration in communities influenced by Persian culture, including Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Western China. Drop in for a presentation of Nowruz customs and activities and help build community for 1397, the new year in the Persian calendar. This event is free and we request your advanced... Read more about Celebrate Nowruz, A Persian New Year Celebration
2018 Mar 03

#STOPCVE Youth Workshop

(All day)

Location: 

89 South St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
This is a follow up to the January workshop on policing of Muslim youth and the impacts of programs like CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) that criminalize young Muslims - in Boston, these often focus on the Somali community. You can check out all of the CVE programs we know of in Boston, as well as a digital pamphlet on the harms of CVE at ... Read more about #STOPCVE Youth Workshop
2018 Feb 25

Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series

(All day)

Location: 

1762 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
Course Description: Boston Workmen's Circle is pleased to host a Jewish Identity and Racial Justice Course, written and facilitated by members of the Moishe Kavod community. This course is a four-module series in which participants explore race and racism within a Jewish context. Participants examine their own racial identity, the diversity of the multiracial and multiethnic American Jewish community, White Supremacy and Antisemitism in the US, the history of Jews in racial justice work, and the current landscape of racial justice work in Boston. Participants begin the workshop grounded in... Read more about Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series
2018 Mar 11

Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series

(All day)

Location: 

1762 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
Boston Workmen’s Circle is pleased to host a Jewish Identity and Racial Justice Course, written and facilitated by members of the Moishe Kavod community. This course is a four-module series in which participants explore race and racism within a Jewish context. Participants examine their own racial identity, the diversity of the multiracial and multiethnic American Jewish community, White Supremacy and Antisemitism in the US, the history of Jews in racial justice work, and the current landscape of racial justice work in Boston. Participants begin the workshop grounded in their family history... Read more about Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series
2018 Feb 24

Diaspora Night

(All day)

Location: 

20 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA 02155, USA
The end of black history month is drawing near, and we are going out with a bang! On Saturday February 24th, join us for Diaspora Night— a celebration of the diversity of blackness through performance art featuring special guest presentations exploring the intersections of Black Muslim identity! Brought to you by Tufts’ Black Student Union and Muslim Student Association with co-sponsorship by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the Tufts’ University Muslim Chaplaincy, and Tufts’ University Muslim Alumni Association.
2018 Feb 27

Understanding Anti-Semitism in 2018

(All day)

Location: 

52 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

What makes Jews safe/privileged in today’s political moment? What puts us at risk? How is anti-Semitism shaping the Jewish community’s response to Trump? How can a better understanding of anti-Semitism help us show up for ourselves and others?

Our guided discussion will use a modern framework for understanding anti-Semitism to explore how trauma and assimilation play out for us, our families, and our communities in the current political moment.

We will examine our personal experiences using a modern framework for understanding... Read more about Understanding Anti-Semitism in 2018
2018 Mar 04

Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series

(All day)

Location: 

1762 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
Course Description: Boston Workmen’s Circle is pleased to host a Jewish Identity and Racial Justice Course, written and facilitated by members of the Moishe Kavod community. This course is a four-module series in which participants explore race and racism within a Jewish context. Participants examine their own racial identity, the diversity of the multiracial and multiethnic American Jewish community, White Supremacy and Antisemitism in the US, the history of Jews in racial justice work, and the current landscape of racial justice work in Boston. Participants begin the workshop grounded in... Read more about Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series
2018 Mar 18

Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series

(All day)

Location: 

1762 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
Course Description: Boston Workmen’s Circle is pleased to host a Jewish Identity and Racial Justice Course, written and facilitated by members of the Moishe Kavod community. This course is a four-module series in which participants explore race and racism within a Jewish context. Participants examine their own racial identity, the diversity of the multiracial and multiethnic American Jewish community, White Supremacy and Antisemitism in the US, the history of Jews in racial justice work, and the current landscape of racial justice work in Boston. Participants begin the workshop grounded in... Read more about Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series
2018 Feb 12

Eliminate the Muslim: Science, Religion, and the Future of Brown

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
A talk and talk-back lecture with SRC Program Director Ahmed Ragab, Richard T. Watson Associate Professor of Science and Religion. In a present punctuated by bans, walls, registries, violence, and deportations, what is the future of black, brown, and queer? The B/B/Q person is stuck in a timeplay where the future is only a repetition of the present, and affirmation of the past. Thinking through science (fiction), religion, and culture, we discuss what the future means, what time entails, and what implications a timeplay has on present and future identities. The talk/talk-back in the Sperry... Read more about Eliminate the Muslim: Science, Religion, and the Future of Brown
2018 Feb 15

The Story of The Sikhs Launch Party

(All day)

Location: 

360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
The Story of The Sikhs is a new podcast that is being launched on February 15at an event hosted by the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service (CSDS) at Northeastern University. Written and narrated by Sarbpreet Singh, the CSDS Sikh spiritual advisor, the podcast endeavors to impart an understanding of the Sikh faith through storytelling. Please join us to celebrate this small step towards greater interfaith understanding. The event will be held at the Sacred Space, 200 Ell Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 A vegetarian meal, in the Sikh tradition of Langar will be served as... Read more about The Story of The Sikhs Launch Party
2018 Mar 22

2nd Annual Black Religion, Spirituality & Culture Conference

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
The 2nd Annual Black Religion, Spirituality, & Culture Conference will take place March 22-23, 2018 at Harvard Divinity School! Our Conference seeks to advance the exploration of Black religion, spirituality, and culture across the Diaspora. We look to interdisciplinary scholarship and engagement for training in ethical leadership to address the world's most pressing issues. The Black Religion, Spirituality, and Culture Conference aims to (1) ask and explore questions of religion, spirituality, and culture from a Black perspective; (2) provide a gathering space for Black scholars,... Read more about 2nd Annual Black Religion, Spirituality & Culture Conference

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