Jews and allies standing against Islamophobia and racism invite you to join us as we rekindle our commitment to justice in 25 cities across the country to mark the holiday of Chanukah.
Join us as we march from the State House to say NO to Muslim registries, NO to state surveillance of the Muslim community, NO to more immigration restrictions, NO to racist hate speech and hate crimes, NO to Neo-Nazi antisemitism, and NO to racial and religious profiling. We call on Massachusetts elected officials to end existing surveillance programs like "Countering Violent Extremism" and not to implement... Read more about Chanukah Solidarity March Against Islamophobia #KindleJustice
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
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
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
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.
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.
Pluralism Project Summary:
On the... Read more about Interfaith Harmony
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
Explore the realities confronted by immigrants and refugees in today's society with a panel discussion, short documentary, and short story discussion. Panelists include: Barbara Dougan, an attorney and Civil Rights Director for Massachusetts branch of the Council on American Islamic Relations; Rafal Farouq, an Iraqi immigrant living in Lowell; and Tooch Van, a Cambodian immigrant and genocide survivor living in Lowell. The panel discussion will be moderated by Jean Trounstine, an author of six books and professor emerita at Middlesex Community College. A short documentary -- Hard Truth,... Read more about Immigration In The Age Of Drumpf: Expert Panel, Short Documentary & Short Story Discussion
Islamophobia is on the rise in the United States, amplified and encouraged by President Trump’s exclusionary policies. Tufts students showed up in great numbers to the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Copley Square rally to show solidarity with the Muslim community and opposition to Trump’s recent Muslim ban. Following the protest, how can we continue that momentum and resist exclusionary policies and acts of hate? Join us for "Beyond Protests: Responding to Islamophobia in the Trump Era" on Thursday, April 6 from 6:00-7:30pm, hosted by the Andrew Goodman Foundation, Tufts Muslim... Read more about Beyond Protests: Responding to Islamophobia in the Trump Era
In response to an increase in hate crimes, Havurat Shalom is having a bystander intervention training.
Do you want to be prepared to help, if you see someone being bullied? How can you help? How can you do this safely? How can you do this without risk of making things worse? Bystander Intervention techniques teach ways to reduce the impact of aggressive social behavior. Taught by Rona Fischman.
Bystander 1: Decisions About Intervention
Are you the right person to intervene? What are the... Read more about Bystander Intervention Training