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Sacred Run And Sacred Paddle Provide Solemn Memorial for Massachusetts Natives

December 1, 2010

Author: Donna Laurent Caruso

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/national/Sacred-run-and-sacred-paddle-provide-solemn-memorial-for-Massachusetts-Natives-110477189.html

“I hope our ancestors regain some of their pride stripped from them here on this island that is now a sewer treatment plant for the City of Boston. I am honored they...

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Atheist or Agnostic, a Place for Humanists

December 1, 2010

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: Boston University Today

http://www.bu.edu/today/node/11962

John McCargar found religion fascinating by the time he was seven, an age when most children would sooner eat broccoli than attend church. “I was a strange kid,” he says with a laugh. Growing up, he sampled a number of religions—from Christianity to Deism—and by the time he got to BU, he was a Mormon.

2010 Nov 10

Community Diversity Night at Brimmer and May

(All day)

Location: 

Chestnut Hill, MA
On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, Pluralism Project Research Coordinator Erin Loeb participated in the Community Diversity Night at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, MA. After two students offered reflections on the role of religion in their lives, Erin presented on the work and research of the Pluralism Project, our Case Study Initiative, and our World Religions in Greater Boston guidebook to approximately 100 teachers, parents, and students. The evening concluded with questions from the audience... Read more about Community Diversity Night at Brimmer and May

Boston Women Gather to Celebrate Circles Of Names

November 1, 2010

Author: Kathryn M. Lohre

Source: The National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/101101bostoncircles.html

In a beautiful New England fall morning, more than 40 women gathered at Harvard Divinity School to tell their stories about the women who have shaped their lives of faith, and to build a future for women’s ministries and gender justice in our churches and society.

 

The event, one of several...

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2010 Oct 21

Welcome to Shelbyville Film Screening and Panel Discussion

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA, USA
On Thursday, October 21, 2010, the Pluralism Project screened the documentary film “Welcome to Shelbyville” for a diverse audience of Harvard students, staff, and faculty, local civic and religious leaders, representatives from immigrant advocacy groups, and members of the Greater Boston community. Directed and produced by Kim Snyder and executive produced by BeCause Foundation in association with Active Voice, "Welcome to Shelbyville takes an intimate look at a southern town as its residents – whites and African... Read more about Welcome to Shelbyville Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Christians, Pagans Compete (Gently) for Salem's Souls

October 20, 2010

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: News OK

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.newsok.com/christians-pagans-compete-gently-for-salems-souls/article/feed/203799

Paying customers were lined up outside witch houses and psychic parlors when 20-year-old Casey Sholes of Willimantic, Conn., finally stumbled across a place offering dream interpretations for free.

 

Inside...

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Candidates for Governor Debate Issues At Interfaith Forum

October 17, 2010

Author: Travis Andersen

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/10/candidates_for_1.html

The state's four gubernatorial candidates faced tough questioning tonight on a range of issues -- including their commitment to helping Haitian refugees, combating youth violence, and cracking down on banks violating usury laws -- during a forum organized by an interfaith group.

 

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Buddhist Relics to Visit City

October 15, 2010

Author: Bronislaus B. Kush

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Worcester Telegram

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,9610,0,0,1,0

The life story and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama - a wealthy prince born in northern India sometime between the fifth and sixth centuries B.C. — laid the foundations for the establishment of Buddhism, the world’s fourth largest religion.

After his death, Gautama, who’s revered as...

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In Observing Muslim Holiday, Cambridge Notes Its Diversity

October 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2010/10/14/in_observing_muslim_holiday_cambridge_notes_its_diversity/

The Cambridge school system’s decision to close school for one of two important Muslim holidays is a good way to promote the acceptance of Muslim students, especially...

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Muslims, Middle Schoolers, and Lawsuits

October 14, 2010

Author: Joe Laycock

Source: Sightings

http://divinity.uchicago.edu/martycenter/publications/sightings/archive_2010/1014.shtml

In May, Wellesley Middle School took a class field trip to see the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) in Roxbury. The curriculum had previously included field trips to a synagogue as well as performances of gospel music and lectures by Hindu religious leaders. As with most...

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Dealing With Death: An Interfaith Approach

October 11, 2010

Author: Chris Bergeron

Source: The Weston Town Crier/Gatehouse News Service

http://www.wickedlocal.com/weston/features/x1722969031/Dealing-with-death-An-interfaith-approach

After decades visiting hospices around the world, Rabbi Earl Grollman said the question terminally ill patients ask most often is "Why me?"

 

"It's more than a question. It's a cry of pain," said the rabbi emeritus...

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