The talk “What is Progressive Islam” will define the alternative and traditional interpretations of Islam in contrast to the current belief system. The issue of Sharia law, women, LGBT rights, apostasy, music, hijab, women imam and all the hot topics will be covered. Ani’s talk will cover the problems, the solutions and the work she’s doing in the U.S., the U.N. and globally. Ani Zonneveld is Founder and President of Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV). She has organized numerous interfaith arts and music festivals and is a strong supporter of women and LGBTQ rights.
Music by Ani Zonneveld... Read more about What is Progressive Islam with Ani Zonneveld
Please join our Youth Empowerment Coordinator,Sumaiya Zama, along with CAIR Massachusett sadvisory board member Nichole Mossalam and Volunteer Coordinator Martin Bentz at the First Parish Church Duxbury-Unitarian Universalist this Friday as part of their Open Minds Speaker Series!
Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served!
Muslim Bans, Refugee Bans, Ending DACA – A Threat to All Our Freedoms
How Did We Get Here – and What Can We Do?
Where: Harvard Law School, Hauser Hall, Room 102
When: 5:30pm – 6:00pm Check-in and Refreshments. 6:00pm – 8:00pm Panel Discussion
The Muslim and Refugee bans are discriminatory and unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, in Honolulu, wrote that the Muslim Ban 3.0 Executive Order "plainly discriminates based on nationality" and would be “detrimental to the interests of the United States." The Trump Administration wants to negotiate DACA protections for building the... Read more about Muslim Bans, Refugee Bans, Ending DACA A Threat to Our Freedoms
We have been working. We have been organizing. We have been marching. We have been resisting. We have been fighting back! Now let us come together for a time of refreshing, an evening of soulful, intimate conversation. Encouragement. Inspiration. Radical Imagination! We need it...
Cornel West: Professor of the Practice of Philosophy at Harvard University
Karlene Griffiths Sekou: Principal at the Dignity Project International and BLM Boston Organizer
Neiel Israel: Internationally acclaimed poet, vocalist, and arts educator
Brittany Farrell: Co-founder of Millennial Activist... Read more about IMAGINE! An Evening of Encouragement. Inspiration. Radical Imagination
Tickets are available now for Phillips Brooks House Association’s 11th Annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award, honoring Co-Founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations Nihad Awad. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited — please RSVP now to reserve your spot! We recommend RSVPing on a web browser rather than a mobile device.
If you are a teacher or organization and would like to register a group please email Jalem at jalem@pbha... Read more about 11th Annual Robert Coles "Call of Service" Lecture and Award
NEC's Intercultural Institute, in collaboration with the Boston Byzantine Music Festival, presents a Symposium on Music and Morality in Abrahamic Traditions.
The Israeli scholar of Islamic music, Amnon Shiloah, has described the role of music in the Muslim world as “polyvalent”, an idea which may be applicable across the Abrahamic spectrum—that is: music in all three traditions is respected for its power, and it is given cultural space in which to survive and even thrive, but it does not get a free ride. It must continually argue for its usefulness, and for its place in the spectrum of... Read more about Symposium on Music & Morality in the Abrahamic Faiths
Please join us for Jetpac's 2nd Annual Winter Fundraising Banquet at the Wellesley Country Club on the evening of December 3rd.
We cordially invite you to this exciting event as we celebrate aspiring American-Muslim candidates and share more about how Jetpac’s work is preparing them for their political runs. Special presentations by Jetpac President and Founder Nadeem Mazen, Vice-President of ISNA Dr. Altaf Husain, and more!
This is a plated dinner, and we are recommending formal attire. The venue's dress code can be found here: ... Read more about Jetpac Winter Banquet
A fundraiser for the Neighbors Fund, which supports immigrants who need legal or bail assistance and their families in crisis. Greater Framingham Community Church is graciously hosting. We would love to have other faith communities sign on as sponsors. If you would like to sign on as a sponsor, please contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Read more about Singing in Solidarity with our Immigrant Neighbors: Music from M
Join us for the 29th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival, presenting premieres of documentary and narrative films from around the world. Watch films with Jewish themes and hear stories of Jewish life from around the globe and throughout history. Films are followed by in-depth conversations with filmmakers and other special guests.
$14 for ICA, BJFF, WGBH, or MFA members, seniors + students/ $16 nonmembers
Women on the Verge: Short Film Program | 2:30 PM
approx 100 minutes
Hinda and Her Sisterrrz
A Portrait of a Beautiful Woman
And, the winner of the BJFF Short Film... Read more about Boston Jewish Film Festival
In its 19th year Jamaica Plain's Latin American Cultural Family Network, La Piñata returns to Spontaneous Celebrations with their traditional Latin American Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration! A holiday remembering and connecting with family and friends who have passed on.
OUTSIDE, a traditional community altar (with fire) will be built, where all are welcome to come and remember/celebrate loved ones lost. As always, the fire ceremony will include traditional live music and dancing by the kids of La Piñata (... Read more about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Harvard Book Store welcomes Khizr Khan—the Muslim American Gold Star father well known for his 2016 Democratic National Convention speech—for a discussion of his debut memoir An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice.
Learn more at ... Read more about Khizr Khan at First Parish Church
The Christianity, Race, and Mass Incarceration conference will gather scholars of various disciplines in conversation alongside activists, organizers, and formerly incarcerated persons. We hope to advance through this workshop a critical study of carceral punishment, especially as it relates to questions of Christian thought and practice, and to provoke awareness and activism around incarceration in America.
Organized by Professor Mathew Potts and Assistant Professor Michelle Sanchez. Hosted in the Sperry Room of Harvard Divinity School.
Free and open to the public. Registration required:... Read more about Christianity, Race, and Mass Incarceration