The 32nd Islamic Conference of New England is hosted by the Interfaith Alliance and the Center for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College, under the guiding eye of the Islamic Center of New England.
Cost: Student- $15, Adult- $20, Family of 4- $50
*How does our Islam impact our civic participation?
*How can Muslim youth become active in the local political process?
*How do we meaningfully engage with our elected officials?
Presented by Sr. Nazia Ashraful, Government Affairs Director, CAIR-MA.
Program is open to all!
MIT Museum Building, 265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Join MIT Professor Ceasar McDowell in a salon-style conversation on interpersonal conflicts, including how empathy can be used to overcome tribalism, and creating human connections across lines of ideological division.
Free. No Pre-registration necessary.
This program is offered in conjunction with The Enemy, on view October 5, 2017.
A cross cultural collaboration of dance and music showcasing the richness of Jewish and Muslim cultures. Five poignant dances, punctuated by text from the Torah and Quran and performed by artists from Jordan, Israel, Morocco, Syria and the US illustrate the impact of fear and what is possible when the heart and mind are open.
In a Q&A following the performances audience members will have an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with each other and the performers.
Saturday, October 14, 8pm
Sunday October 15, 6pm
A teach-in & solidarity with the Boston Muslim community. Join together with our Muslim neighbors from the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and other Greater Boston Interfaith Organization leaders for an evening of learning, relationship-building and solidarity. This is an opportunity to learn more about the Muslim faith and to hear stories from individuals of their experiences being Muslim in Boston. We’ll also learn about specific threats facing the Muslim community in these troubling times and about what we can do to be of support.
When you witness hate, harassment, and microagressions happening to someone else, what do you do? Learn to strengthen civic life and interrupt hate by attending this workshop facilitated by True Story Theater. Space is limited, so please register here:... Read more about Tufts Bystander Intervention Workshop
About Christian Picciolini:
At the age of 14, Christian Picciolini joined Chicago Area SkinHeads (CASH), the first neo-Nazi skinhead gang in the United States. Now, he directs EXIT USA, an organization dedicated to helping others gain the knowledge necessary to counter all types of racism and violent extremism. Join us to hear his story.
What to expect at this event? The event will begin with a brief networking reception followed by a conversation between Christian Picciolini and ADL New England's Regional Director, Robert Trestan. Time will be reserved at the end to... Read more about ADL Breaking Barriers: Leaving Hate Behind with Christian Picciolini
Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis: Standing Together Against Violence and Hate
In the wake of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting on August 5th, 2012, Serve 2 Unite emerged in a spirit of defiance. The hate behind the murders was met with an ongoing practice of fearless, creative, compassion. Rooted in the principles of service to others, and relentless optimism in the face of adversity, Serve 2 Unite today engages young people of all backgrounds to value humanity and the aspiration of living a genuine, honest life as a peacemaker.
Join us for a conversation with the founders of Serve 2... Read more about Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis: Serve 2 Unite
During the struggle for civil rights, restaurant owners and others invoked their religion to refuse service to Black people. Courts rejected that argument, but the Supreme Court re-visits it this fall in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case focused on the rights of same sex couples. But there is much more at stake, as the improper invocation of religion is increasingly used as an excuse to deny civil rights, LGBTQ equality, and reproductive freedom, and as government policies target Muslims and favor other religious beliefs. Join our prominent panel in an urgent discussion of the current state of... Read more about The Dangerous Impact of Eroding Church-State Separation
The Interfaith Book Club of the Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland, is holding its second community meeting to continue the interfaith conversation about the issues that can divide or unite us. In March of 2017, at our first community book discussion, we had over 120 attendees and many people were eager for another similar event. The book for the discussion is Getting to the Heart of Interfaith, by Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon, and Imam Jamal Rahman. This book is "a deeply personal journey to interfaith collaboration that offers hope for an inclusive and healing way of being together... Read more about Interfaith Book Club
Join us for a conversation about race, poverty, and privacy in medical care, and what humanist values require.
In this talk, Khiara Bridges will discuss the research that she has conducted with poor mothers and mothers-to-be, focusing on their experiences with state regulation and surveillance. She hopes to engage the audience in a conversation about what we can do -- as individuals and a community -- to ensure that poor people are treated with the dignity and humanity that they deserve.
Khiara M. Bridges is a professor of law and professor of anthropology at Boston University. She has... Read more about Khiara Bridges: Race, Poverty and Privacy
Co-sponsored by the Harvard College Democrats, Harvard Islamic Society, Harvard Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM), and Fuerza Latina.
Events to attend following the rally:
-Healing Dinner Space (some food will be provided) from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
-Canvassing in front of the HPU debate from 6:00 - 6:30 pm
-HPU Immigration debate in Sever Hall 113 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Join us at the birthplace of the Revolution to stand against the tyranny of hate. In the wake of the horrific events on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, Concord will come together for a vigil celebrating love for all. The fear, divisiveness, and intolerance that we have seen are not - and have never been - the values we support in this town. Through candlelight, song, prayer and speech we will come together to show our commitment to people of all colors, creeds and identities. Join us.
Logistics: Pizza will be provided for children and they are all most welcome.
Facilities: Please... Read more about Vigil Against Hate
Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
How is September 11th Significant? A Community Conversation about harm and healing
This event is a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Kaia Stern
Khalil Abdur - Rashid, Muslim Chaplain at Harvard University
Fatema Ahmad, Deputy Director of the Muslim Justice League
Ernesto "Eroc" Arroyo-Montanao, Director of Cultural Organizing, United for a Fair Economy
Melissa W. Bartholomew, Racial Justice & Healing Practitioner
Anwar Omeish, Harvard Islamic Society & Anti-Islamaphobia Network
Spoken Word performed by Sumeya Aden of Boston Pulse
This event will take place at ... Read more about How is September 11th Significant? A Community Conversation
1465-1483 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Join a rally of educators from Boston-area universities to protest the repeal of DACA and demand that Congress act promptly and without compromise to safeguard our students. Faculty from Harvard, Tufts, MIT, Wellesley, Babson, and beyond will come together to say: our students are here to stay!
There will be a brief speaking program featuring professors and students. After that, a group of faculty from several area colleges will engage in an act of non-violent civil disobedience, blocking Massachusetts Avenue until they are removed by Cambridge police. (There is no risk of arrest for rally... Read more about Professors Say: Our Students are Here to Stay!