IFYI is a 5-day, overnight program that brings together high school and college-age youth from a variety of ethnic, cultural, religious, economic, social and political backgrounds for leadership, peacebuilding and conflict transformation training. We are still accepting applications!
Everyone is welcome! Whether you are religious, spiritual or none, come see why interfaith leadership is so needed in this day and age.
Outside-facilitators complement our graduate staff mentors to teach different forms of leadership.
Site visits to diverse houses of worship and community centers enhance the... Read more about Interfaith Youth Initiative
Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud of Springfield speaks on the commonality of Muslim beliefs with those in the Christian and Jewish faiths—all being Abrahamic religions—and efforts in Massachusetts to increase understanding within these and secular communities. In her discussion she will debunk common myths about Muslims and the religion of Islam and discuss the interplay of these myths and the current climate of fear toward American Muslims.
Ms. Amatul-Wadud is an attorney with a practice in domestic relations law and civil rights. She is a graduate of Elms College in Chicopee and Western New... Read more about Debunking Common Myths About Islam
Our capstone event for The Institute program is Youth Congress. This one-day conference brings together over 1,400 middle school and high school students, teachers and community leaders from over 65 schools across New England.
This inspiring day will provide middle and high school students—and their teachers— with the opportunity to explore what it is like for people of different national origins, ethnicities, races and religions, to live in the United States, and to develop action steps to foster schools and communities where everyone is welcome, respected and valued.
Barker Ctr, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
A theological and practical discussion panel on how Muslims should engage with the broader American community. For both Muslims and non-Muslims alike, the talks aim to cast important light, dispelling the 'otherizing' of Muslim Americans and providing practical solutions to effecting change.
About the Speakers:
Katrin Jomaa: Dr. Katrin Jomaa is an Assistant Professor of Islam and Politics of the Middle East at the University of Rhode Island.
Shannon Erwin: Shannon Erwin is currently the executive director and co-founder of the Muslim Justice League.
7:30 pm Recitation of Holy Qur'an... Read more about Muslim Engagement in American Society
Featuring SARAH WEIL, Jerusalem LGBTQ Activist RABBI AARON LEIBOWITZ, Jerusalem City Councilman
Kosher refreshments will be served.
Through mourning the loss of 16-year old Shira Banki, fatally attacked at the 2015 Jerusalem Pride March, the city’s LGBTQ community emerged as a thread to bring together a city divided at the seams. LGBTQ leaders took to Zion Square, the central plaza in the heart of Jerusalem, to hold open forums for unprecedented public discussion at the “נקודת מפגש - Meeting Place - نقطة الالتقاء.” All sectors of Jerusalem civil society, most notably the Ultra Orthodox... Read more about Radical Empathy: Civic Engagement in Uncivil Times
Join us for an evening centered on the real issues that started the 500-year old Reformation, the real differences among various Christian traditions, and our real hope for finding common ground in a world of division. With Dr. John Armstrong (ACT3 Network) and Fr. Tom Ryan, CSP
Hello everyone! We want to take this opportunity to stand together and say loudly, proudly, and with love, WE ALL BELONG HERE to our Muslim friends and neighbors, and to ALL people in our beautiful and diverse community. Love is greater than fear or hate!
Please join me, fellow ZIN member and friend Nancy Khalil, and a SUPER team of outstanding Zumba® instructors as we raise funds for the Muslim Justice League! A big thank you to the Mendoza family at Latin Beat Fitness Studio for allowing us to hold our fundraiser in their awesome studio!
Tickets: $15 via PayPal online: paypal.me/... Read more about Reject Hate Zumba Fundraiser
Showing of Acclaimed Racial Justice Documentary, “13th” in the Temple Isaiah Meeting Room
The Temple Isaiah Racial Justice Team is proud to bring the 2016 documentary “13th: From Slave to Criminal in One Amendment” to Temple Isaiah. The title refers to the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.”
”13th” has received near universal critical acclaim... Read more about Showing of Acclaimed Racial Justice Documentary, “13th”
A social gathering of Jewish and Muslim communities to share music, food and friendship. There will be a recitation from the Quran, devotional hymns and a concert of South Asian Muslim music. Beth will perform an eclectic selection of Jewish music.
This event is free of charge, and all age groups are welcome. Following the performances, the audience will mingle and share hors d'oeuvres and desserts from our family traditions. Attendees are encouraged to share alcohol-free vegetarian food (no meat or shellfish) from their own background.
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On the... Read more about Interfaith Harmony
“Don’t Believe in God? You’re Not Alone.” That was one of the slogans on ads adorning Boston’s Red Line T, the New York City Subway, and busses and billboards nationwide, when Greg Epstein’s book Good Without God was published back in 2009.
At that moment, atheism and agnosticism were becoming not only more common, but more normal. Greg’s message was that the nonreligious have a positive, inspiring and ethical way of life -- call it humanism if you like the word -- and that “lifestance” had made the world better in countless ways, from its critique of religious hypocrisy in ancient India to... Read more about Greg Epstein: Humanism in the Age of Trump
We are going to talk about what MIRA does, what's going on with these Executive Orders, and then try to figure out how to get you all involved. It might be a bit messy but we want to make sure that we are using each of your unique talents and skills to the fullest and connecting you with likeminded individuals.
Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
On January 21, 2017, we will unite in Boston to march in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation -- among many are communities of women, immigrants, people of color, and people who identify as LGBTQIA and people with disabilities.
We stand for religious freedom, human rights, climate
justice, racial justice, economic justice and reproductive justice. Together, we will send a message to our leaders and the world that the United States of America stands for values of human decency, equal rights and freedom... Read more about Women’s March for America
Since its inception in 2011, the Peace Conference at Rolling Ridge has become an important platform for healthy dialogue and inspirational hope. Diverse speakers over the years have addressed issues of peace-making, Earth tending, and inter-faith reverence. In a confusing political and social climate, now more than ever, people need a safe space as we seek understanding, harmony, and change.
This year, Rolling Ridge will address the topic of peace in the political process at our 7th annual Peace Conference, entitled "Speaking Out, Listening Deep: Spiritual Grounding for Political Action."... Read more about Speaking Out, Listening Deep: Spiritual Grounding for Political Action, The Seventh Annual Rolling Ridge Peace Conference