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2019 Mar 28

BGLTQ Bible Study: For the Health and Wellbeing of Queer People of Faith

(All day)

Location: 

Grays Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Harvard Divinity School students Ciarra Jones and Aric Flemming welcomed attendees to their event with some opening affirmations. First, they explained their reasons for organizing this three-part BGLTQ Bible Study group. The most prominent of these was their desire to offer a welcoming space and open ears to those navigating the tensions between their faith and sexual orientation. Though designed for BGLTQ individuals of faith, they also welcomed anyone who loved someone who was BGLTQ. The first of what would be three sessions began with introduction where... Read more about BGLTQ Bible Study: For the Health and Wellbeing of Queer People of Faith
2019 Apr 23

Being Muslim in America: An Honest Conversation

(All day)

Location: 

285 Church St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
We know and understand each other best by truly listening to each other's stories. Listen to a diverse panel of area Muslims reflect on what it means to them to be Muslim. What do they want us to know about their lives of faith? First we'll set these stories in the context of Islam in American history and present times. And then, in small-group conversations, all of us, Muslim and non, will get to share our own stories of living our faiths as who we are. All are welcome—join us! This event is hosted by Hartford Seminary, CCIU - CT Council for Interreligious Understanding, and St. Patrick... Read more about Being Muslim in America: An Honest Conversation
2019 May 02

Altruism and our Responsibility for the Other: Interfaith (Jewish, Christian, and Islamic) and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

(All day)

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325 Beacon St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
A colloquium intended to share with the wider campus community the work of an interfaith and interdisciplinary seminar. Brief presentations on the subject of altruism as a practice in the three Abrahamic faiths will be followed by a discussion. This event will take place in McElroy Hall 237 at the Boston College Chestnut Hill Campus.
The event is free and all are welcome. Please email...
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2019 Apr 18

"The Feeling of Being Watched" Film Screening

(All day)

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559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
In the Arab-American neighborhood outside of Chicago where director Assia Boundaoui grew up, most of her neighbors think they have been under surveillance for over a decade. While investigating their experiences, Assia uncovers tens of thousands of pages of FBI documents that prove her hometown was the subject of one of the largest counterterrorism investigations ever conducted in the U.S. before 9/11, code-named “Operation Vulgar Betrayal.” With unprecedented access, The Feeling of Being Watched weaves the personal and the political as it follows the filmmaker’s examination of why her... Read more about "The Feeling of Being Watched" Film Screening
2019 Apr 27

Muslimish Boston Conference: Modern Islam Between Reform and Renunciation

(All day)

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182 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
An extended dialogue among local and visiting panelists with diverse individual approaches to Islam. Panelists: Eman Akam: A Sudanese-origin HMS/MGH post-doc with a PhD in chemistry and a passion for science, education, outreach, and the advancement and equal representation of marginalized communities in STEM fields. She will be speaking about implicit bias and the status of women in Islam. Said Benjebli: A seasoned and influential Moroccan-born human rights activist blogger/vlogger with a degree in Islamic studies, working to synthesizing ideas from around the world into a new enlightened... Read more about Muslimish Boston Conference: Modern Islam Between Reform and Renunciation
2019 Apr 22

The Sanctuary Movement as an Interfaith Response to a Humanitarian Crisis

(All day)

Location: 

Florence and Chafetz Hillel House, 213 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Presentations:
  • History of the Sanctuary Movement
  • Documenting the Sanctuary Movement
Panel Discussions:
  • With First Sanctuary Movement Activists
  • With New Sanctuary Movement Activists
Keynote Address:
  • "A Refuge for Immigrants: The Promise and Challenge of Sanctuary in the United States" by Grace Yukich
Sponsored by the Jewish Cultural Endowment and the School of Theology
2019 Apr 11

Still Processing: A Harvard College Interfaith Forum Open Mic

(All day)

Location: 

Barker Ctr, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
In light of the recent tragedy in New Zealand and Pittsburg, come join the Interfaith Forum and the Harvard Chaplains to process with songs, readings, stories, poetry, spoken word, art and everything in between. Sign up here if you would like to share or perform! Free Flour will be provided.
2019 May 10

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche at the Brattle Theatre

(All day)

Location: 

40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Havard Book Store welcomes Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche—leader of the Tergar Meditation Community and bestselling author of The Joy of Living—for a discussion of his new memoir, IN LOVE WITH THE WORLD: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying. He will be joined in conversation by guiding teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center and author Narayan Helen Liebenson.... Read more about Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche at the Brattle Theatre
2019 Apr 11

BGLTQ Bible Study: For the Healing and Wellbeing of Queer People of Faith

(All day)

Location: 

Grays Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Thursdays, March 28, April 4, and April 11 // 7-8:30pm Office of BGLTQ Student Life, Grays Hall Ground Level How does the Bible speak to the life experiences of BGLTQ people? Join the Office of BGLTQ Student Life for a three-part Bible discussion series that will read the Bible from a queer-affirming perspective. Refreshments provided! Led by Harvard Divinity School students Aric Flemming and Ciarra Jones
2019 Apr 04

BGLTQ Bible Study: For the Health and Wellbeing of Queer People of Faith

(All day)

Location: 

Grays Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Thursdays, March 28, April 4, and April 11 // 7-8:30pm Office of BGLTQ Student Life, Grays Hall Ground Level How does the Bible speak to the life experiences of BGLTQ people? Join the Office of BGLTQ Student Life for a three-part Bible discussion series that will read the Bible from a queer-affirming perspective. Refreshments provided! Led by Harvard Divinity School students Aric Flemming and Ciarra Jones
2019 Mar 27

Book Discussion: Educating about Religious Diversity and Interfaith Engagement - A Handbook for Student Affairs

(All day)

If you are a student affairs professional who wants to expand your religious diversity skills, join Kathleen Goodman, Mary Ellen Giess, and Eboo Patel, the editors of the new book, Educating about Religious Diversity and Interfaith Engagement: A Handbook for Student Affairs, as they discuss the skills campus professionals need to engage worldview on campus. This event is hosted by the Interfaith Youth Core.... Read more about Book Discussion: Educating about Religious Diversity and Interfaith Engagement - A Handbook for Student Affairs
2019 Apr 06

Day of Learning with Indigenous Authors, Educators & Artists

(All day)

Location: 

1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
We invite you to our Day of Learning with Indigenous Authors, Educators, and Artists that's taking place on Saturday, April 6th from 10AM-6PM. The location of the event is Lesley University: University Hall 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02140 Learn more about the event below: ____________________________ We will be hosting a day-long event that encourages participants to imagine what it would look like if they had access to indigenous educational materials in their schools and community organizations. The event will showcase indigenous educational materials from the Americas... Read more about Day of Learning with Indigenous Authors, Educators & Artists
2019 Apr 10

Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder 2019

(All day)

Location: 

184 Dudley St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
During the seder—the meal celebrating the Jewish holiday of Passover—Jews commemorate the biblical exodus of Jewish slaves from Egypt. At this free event, Cape Verdeans and Jews sit down to explore the values and experiences they hold in common, including their mutual search for independence. Cape Verde, a former Portuguese colony located on an archipelago off the west coast of Senegal, has experienced two waves of Jewish migration. The first group of Jewish immigrants arrived in the 15th and 16th centuries, when Jews emigrated from Spain and Portugal to escape the Inquisition. The second... Read more about Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder 2019
2019 Mar 27

Feasting on Faith

(All day)

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1201 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Join the Harvard College Interfaith Forum for their next "Feasting on Faith." This week's topic is "Faith and Femininity." Held in the Bossert Room in the Lowell Inn. Open to Harvard affiliates.
2019 Apr 02

Reading from the Roots: Bible Translation and Its Impact

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1 College St, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
Readings from the Roots is a new, historically-sensitive translation of the Revised Common Lectionary with the goal of reducing the potential for anti-Judaism by enriching Christianity through its roots in Judaism. The project, under development, is available for viewing and comments at readingsfromtheroots.bard.edu. The Readings from the Roots translation team will host a two-day conference at the College of the Holy Cross to highlight the project and engage scholars and practitioners, especially Christian clergy:
  • to deepen their...
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