Boston

2016 Nov 05

James Carroll on The Politics of Fear: Where to Now?

(All day)

Location: 

11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
A Fundraiser for Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries Proceeds benefit CMM's social action efforts, Interfaith Youth Initiative, Values over Violence Leadership & Peacemaker Trainings and RUAH Interfaith Spirituality Programs
2017 Mar 24

Immigration In The Age Of Drumpf: Expert Panel, Short Documentary & Short Story Discussion

(All day)

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300 Chandler St, Tewksbury, MA 01876, USA
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
2017 Apr 06

Beyond Protests: Responding to Islamophobia in the Trump Era

(All day)

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89 Curtis St, Medford, MA 02155, USA
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
2017 Mar 18

Bystander Intervention Training

(All day)

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113 College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144, USA
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
2017 Apr 15

Strategic Engagement Forum on Current Issues and Legal Challenges

(All day)

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765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Sessions included: New Immigration Policies; Anti-Muslim Policies; Criminalization of Communities of Color; International Law and US Policies; Health Care and Reproductive Rights, Education and Public Benefits; and Privacy Online and Cyber-Security.
2017 Apr 30

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

(All day)

Location: 

11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Join together with our Muslim neighbors and other local interfaith leaders for an afternoon of learning, relationship and solidarity. Shayk Yassir Fahmy, Senior Imam at the ISBCC, will offer a reflection, while others will share stories of their experience being Muslim in Boston. You’ll also learn about the specific threats facing the Muslim community, and what you can do to support our neighbors.
2017 Mar 07

Response and Resilience in Multireligious Boston

(All day)

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1279-, 1299 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
Please join the Pluralism Project as we convene religious, interfaith and civic leaders of Greater Boston for a roundtable discussion on what resources, skills, and help communities can offer one another in these increasingly tense times. Participants at the event include civic leaders, leaders of Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Sikh communities in the greater Boston area, and leaders of some of the interfaith and multicultural councils that have become something of a rapid-response team following incidents of threat, bias, or hate. The Pluralism Project will use insights gleaned from this... Read more about Response and Resilience in Multireligious Boston
2017 Apr 09

Kultar's Mime

(All day)

Location: 

Cgis South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Kultar's Mime is a devised play that blends painting, poetry, theater and music to tell the stories of Sikh children who survived the 1984 Delhi massacre that was organized in the wake of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination. A collective of young Jewish artists decides to commemorate a 1903 Pogrom that targeted Jews in the Russian town of Kishinev. During their journey, they learn about the 1984 massacre of the Sikhs in Delhi and in a powerful moment of embracing the pain of the 'other', they shift focus and decide to tell a story that the world has largely ignored. The play... Read more about Kultar's Mime
2017 Mar 28

Seeking Higher Ground: Religion and Conflict Transformation

(All day)

Location: 

160 Herrick Rd, Newton, MA 02459, USA
In these highly polarized times, how do we make our Religious Communities places where people can:
  • Share their stories and have simple, honest conversations about things that matter
  • Find Higher Ground even when common ground is not achievable in the short run
  • Create communities that respect the dignity of differences
  • Focus on relational and communal healing
In this one-day, interactive workshop for community leaders, we will explore the vision of our religious communities as places for "higher ground." Hands-on workshops will offer... Read more about Seeking Higher Ground: Religion and Conflict Transformation
2017 Jun 30

Eid Celebration

(All day)

Location: 

40 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Please come join the MIT MSA this Friday to celebrate Eid with dinner and sweets in La Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd floor of the Student Center)
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2017 Jul 25

Muslim Teach-In: Out of Many, One

(All day)

Location: 

55 Lincoln St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
Temple Isaiah will host "Out of Many, One": Teach-In and 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...
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2017 Jul 24

Program on Interfaith Peacebuilding by Boston and Jerusalem Teens

(All day)

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9 Piper Rd, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
Temple Isaiah Co-Sponsors Program on Interfaith Peacebuilding by Boston and Jerusalem Teens at Temple Emunah Light Dinner (suggested fee $10/person collected at the door); RSVP Here Meet inspiring Israeli, Palestinian, and Boston-area 10th graders who have completed two weeks of advocacy training at the Kids4Peace Global Institute in Washington, DC. Hear how these young leaders...
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2017 Jul 22

Peace Action Yoga

(All day)

Location: 

550 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Join us Saturday, July 22nd from 1:30-3:00p for a peaceful yoga flow at Studio 550 led by instructor Ruby Perlmutter. Learn more about MAPA's mission for peace and how you can join us in taking action towards promoting human rights and global cooperation. MAPA is looking to bring together peace minded folks in their 20's and 30's to join a community of people passionate about advocating for peace and justice issues in our communities and country. Come to enjoy the benefits of a peaceful zen yoga practice alongside like minded yogis looking to take the power of peace on and off the mat! Please... Read more about Peace Action Yoga
2017 Jul 01

Eid Festival

(All day)

Location: 

3 The Green, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Come join the Tufts Muslim Community as we celebrate the holiday of Eid Al-Fitr that marks the end of the 30-day Ramadan fast. The event is family-friendly and includes food, open-air activities, and arts, including frisbee, Islamic songs, calligraphy, henna designs, and more. All are welcome. For details, please contact Muslim Chaplain Celene Ibrahim at Celene.Ibrahim@tufts.edu. Read more about Eid Festival
2017 Jul 20

Self Defense Class for Muslim Women

(All day)

Location: 

100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
In the difficult times we face as Muslim women and minorities in the United States, it is very important we obtain the necessary skills to protect ourselves from violent situations. Come join us for a WISE self defense class with some of your favorite lead instructors. This is a class you do not want to miss, here is where you will learn how to deescalate violent situations against WISE Muslim women across the greater Boston area. This event is hosted by WISE, the Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality.

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