These information sessions are in collaboration with Welcoming Framingham.
We will discuss
-Systems Thinking Systems Approach to Problem Solving
-The System of Systemic Racism - the 4 Is' Individual Racism, Interpersonal Racism, Institutional Racism, and Ideological Racism
-What is "Racial Prejudice vs Racism"
-Defecting from White Privilege, Breaking the White Silence and Standing up to "White Solidarity"
-What is Bystander Intervention
-The four Ds' of Bystander Intervention - Direct, Deflect, Delegate and Delay
-Stories of Bystander Intervention
-What will you be getting into if you... Read more about Bystander Intervention Against Racism, Xenophobia, Bigotry
Mediation skills can help you more productively engage with Clergy-board negotiations, intra-communal disputes between congregational members, ritual differences among and between denominations, and theological differences that arise on local interfaith clergy committees. This one-day interactive training will provide religious leaders with an overview of the mediation process. A portion of the program will be devoted to providing participants with the opportunity to practice these skills in simulations involving faith-based conflicts and coached by experienced practitioners.
https://www.... Read more about Mediation Skills Training for Clergy and Lay Leaders
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...
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...
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
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
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.
Hayat Imam is a Muslim feminist, member of Dorchester People for Peace, and a long time activist for social justice. Hosted by Dorchester People for Peace at the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library.
The Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will conduct a public hearing and accept testimony on the Safe Communities Act in rooms A1/A2 of the State House on Friday, June 9, starting at 10 am.
The Safe Communities Act would effectively make Massachusetts our nation’s first “Sanctuary State” by limiting our cooperation with ICE detainer requests, 287(g) agreements, and proposals for a Muslim registry.
This page is maintained by Rep. Connolly to provide constituents and other interested folks with information and updates on the hearing. Details about this hearing are subject... Read more about Safe Communities Act Hearing
Featuring Attorney General Maura Healey, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim
In the wake of an alarming number of hate and bias fueled incidents across the country and in Massachusetts, we are convening the community on the Massachusetts State House steps to speak out against hate.
The event will feature local and state leaders who are willing to send a message that irrespective of politics or who you supported in the election this kind of behavior is simply...
Join us in the Common by the steps of the State House!
The current Administration has decided to level empty threats at "Sanctuary Cities" and attempt to bully cities into abandoning their policies to protect ALL their residents.
We need to show both our legislature and the Administration that we will not be cowed. Join us next Wednesday to hear stories from the community about how they are resisting and stand together as we ask our legislators to protect the rights...
Centro Presente Brings Together Latin American and Muslim/Arab Community in Show of Solidarity for Immigrant Rights
Patricia Montes, Centro Presente 617 483 293
WHAT: Centro Presente is bringing together Latin American immigrants with members of the Muslim/Arab community to hear testimonies from immigrants directly affected by the xenophobic policies of the Trump Administration and to show solidarity with these communities.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 14th at 6:00 PM
Black Lives Matter Boston stands with Philando Castile's family and all families who have lost loved ones to State sponsored murders. We will hold an OPEN communal space as a response to the unjust murder of Philando Castile and all Black people in the United States. We gather to lament and decry their murders. We gather to affirm our sacred lives and commit to continue the fight against Black genocide and the struggle for human rights. ALL who stand in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and Black Lives Matter will be welcomed.