Boston

2017 Oct 17

Shine a Light: Community Walk and Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness

(All day)

Location: 

5 Damon St, Wayland, MA 01778, USA
Join in a vigil against violence with members of the Wayland Interfaith Leaders Association, the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable, and the Lauren Duane Astley Memorial Fund. The walk is planned to start at 5:45 PM at Community Methodist Church (5 Damon Street, Wayland), and end at 7pm at First Parish UU (50 Cochituate Road, Wayland), when the vigil will start and run until about 7:45.  Purple lights will envelope First Parish as they have the Community Methodist Church for two weeks in recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Community members are... Read more about Shine a Light: Community Walk and Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness
2017 Oct 16

Global Harmony and Empowerment Through Music Featuring Kimball Gallagher

(All day)

Location: 

160 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459, USA
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) fundraiser, "Global Harmony and Empowerment Through Music Featuring Internationally-Renowned Pianist Kimball Gallagher." Kimball Gallagher, virtuoso classical pianist, teacher, and Director of 88 International, fosters musical humanitarian projects with NGOs throughout the world. 88 International’s mission is to access the universality of music to bring together people from diverse backgrounds.
Music cuts through all differences, bringing...
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2017 Nov 05

Building Meaningful Relationships with Elected Officials

(All day)

Location: 

100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
Join us for the next CAIR Massachusetts Ambassadors training at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC)! Our Government Affairs Director, Nazia Ashraful, will lead a workshop on building meaningful relationships with elected officials, especially in the local context. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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The CAIR Massachusetts Government Affairs Director, Nazia Ashraful, led a training for a group of twenty-five Muslims on how to build relationships with and contact their local officials. The... Read more about Building Meaningful Relationships with Elected Officials
2017 Oct 07

Constructive Engagement in a Turbulent Environment: Islamic Conference 2017

(All day)

Location: 

315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
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
2017 Oct 15

CAIR-Massachusetts & ICB-Wayland Present: Civic Engagement Workshop

(All day)

Location: 

126 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA 01778, USA
*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!
2017 Oct 03

Empathy for Conflict Resolution

(All day)

Location: 

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.
2017 Oct 14

Emerging Dance Performance

(All day)

Location: 

185 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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. Two performances: Saturday, October 14, 8pm Sunday October 15, 6pm Cost: $20-$25
2017 Oct 22

Out of Many One, A Teach-in & Solidarity with the Boston Muslim Community

(All day)

Location: 

1566 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
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.
2017 Oct 19

ADL Breaking Barriers: Leaving Hate Behind with Christian Picciolini

(All day)

Location: 

50 Milk St, Boston, MA 02110, USA
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
2017 Oct 08

Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis: Serve 2 Unite

(All day)

Location: 

45 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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
2017 Oct 03

The Dangerous Impact of Eroding Church-State Separation

(All day)

Location: 

120 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
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
2017 Oct 15

Interfaith Book Club

(All day)

Location: 

126 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA 01778, USA
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
2017 Oct 15

Khiara Bridges: Race, Poverty and Privacy

(All day)

Location: 

30 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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
2017 Sep 05

Fight For Immigrant Rights Rally

(All day)

Location: 

1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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

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