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Invisible Communities, Part 3: Cambodian Gang Members Seek Redemption In Lowell

May 12, 2010

Author: Bianca Vazquez Toness

Source: WBUR

http://www.wbur.org/2010/05/12/invisible-communities-iii

Johnny Chheng grew up feeling invisible.

“I feel like I was just left out of the community,” Johnny says. “People looked at me like, uh, ‘This dude doesn’t know how to speak English. He doesn’t know anything about American and how they work and the system work.’ ”

His family life wasn...

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Invisible Communities, Part 3: Cambodian Gang Members Seek Redemption In Lowell

May 12, 2010

Author: Bianca Vazquez Toness

Source: WBUR

http://www.wbur.org/2010/05/12/invisible-communities-iii

Johnny Chheng grew up feeling invisible.

“I feel like I was just left out of the community,” Johnny says. “People looked at me like, uh, ‘This dude doesn’t know how to speak English. He doesn’t know anything about American and how they work and the system work.’ ”

His family life wasn...

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Invisible Communities: Forced Out, Guatemalans Learn the Power Of Visibility

May 10, 2010

Author: Bianca Vazquez Toness

Source: WBUR

http://www.wbur.org/2010/05/10/invisible-communities-i

In 2007, federal agents hauled off 361 immigrants from a factory in New Bedford. At the time, it was the biggest workplace raid in the country. Boston media outlets documented the ev ent in graphic detail.

“Today there were horror...

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Invisible Communities: Forced Out, Guatemalans Learn the Power Of Visibility

May 10, 2010

Author: Bianca Vazquez Toness

Source: WBUR

http://www.wbur.org/2010/05/10/invisible-communities-i

In 2007, federal agents hauled off 361 immigrants from a factory in New Bedford. At the time, it was the biggest workplace raid in the country. Boston media outlets documented the ev ent in graphic detail.

“Today there were horror...

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Islamic Center Hopes to Educate All About Their Religion

May 10, 2010

Author: Chris Bergeron

Source: The MetroWest Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/lifestyle/religion/x1773730383/Islamic-Center-hopes-to-educate-all-about-their-religion

"As-Salamu Alaykum," said Dr. Malik Khan, welcoming a visitor to the Islamic Center of Boston. "Peace be unto you."

As president of the ICB, he'll join fellow Muslims on Saturday offering a...

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Islamic Center Hopes to Educate All About Their Religion

May 10, 2010

Author: Chris Bergeron

Source: The MetroWest Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/lifestyle/religion/x1773730383/Islamic-Center-hopes-to-educate-all-about-their-religion

"As-Salamu Alaykum," said Dr. Malik Khan, welcoming a visitor to the Islamic Center of Boston. "Peace be unto you."

As president of the ICB, he'll join fellow Muslims on Saturday offering a...

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2010 Apr 14

Pluralism Project at the “Educating Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Leaders for Service in a Multi-Religious World” CIRCLE Conference

Wed Apr 14 (All day) to Fri Apr 16 (All day)

Location: 

160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
From April 14-16, 2010, the Pluralism Project participated in a conference organized by the Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership (CIRCLE) at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College entitled “Educating Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Leaders for Service in a Multi-Religious World: The American Seminary Conference.” Organized by Andover Newton Theological School, Hebrew College, and the Boston... Read more about Pluralism Project at the “Educating Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Leaders for Service in a Multi-Religious World” CIRCLE Conference
2010 Mar 26

Pluralism Project Participates in World Parliament of Religions at Fenway High School

(All day)

Location: 

174 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA 02215
On Friday, March 26, 2010, fifteen representatives of various religious traditions participated in a panel discussion at the World Parliament of Religions day at Fenway High School in Boston. The panelists included Pluralism Project Research Associate Zachary Ugolnik (Eastern Orthodox); Alex Kern (Quaker), director of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries; Harpreet Singh (Sikh), Harvard PhD student; and Rev. Hyunoh Kim of the Won-Buddhist Temple in Somerville. For the first part of the day, each of the representatives met with students who had studied their respective traditions in their... Read more about Pluralism Project Participates in World Parliament of Religions at Fenway High School
2010 Apr 20

Pluralism Project Welcomes Eisenhower Fellow Petra Bahr

(All day)

Location: 

2 Arrow St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On April 20, 2010, the Pluralism Project hosted a visit with Eisenhower Fellow Rev. Dr. Petra Bahr. As the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs in Germany, Dr. Bahr represents the Protestant Church of Germany (EKD) to political leaders and the public. During her fellowship, she is seeking to learn more about the religious landscape in the United States, with a particular interest in how religion and public policy are related in this context. In several cities, including Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Houston, she will meet with religious and interfaith leaders, scholars, and... Read more about Pluralism Project Welcomes Eisenhower Fellow Petra Bahr
2010 Apr 13

Case Study Workshop at the Center for the Study of World Religions

(All day)

Location: 

42 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
On April 13, 2010, the Pluralism Project convened a follow up case study workshop at the Center for the Study of World Religions to consider the application of the case method to the teaching of religion and theology. Approximately 40 Harvard faculty, staff, and students from across the University, Pluralism Project staff and student researchers, local community leaders, and selected faculty from outside institutions discussed a new case entitled “Adding Eid” that explores the issue of adding the Muslim holiday of Eid to the Cambridge... Read more about Case Study Workshop at the Center for the Study of World Religions
2010 Apr 08

Pluralism Project Presents "World Religions in Greater Boston" at Lasell College

(All day)

Location: 

Lasell College1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
On April 8, 2010, Pluralism Project Research Coordinator Erin Loeb and Senior Research Associate Kimberly Richards presented the 5th edition of World Religions in Greater Boston to Dr. Dana Janbek’s “Intercultural Communication” course at Lasell College in Newton, MA for an audience of nearly 50 undergraduate students. Their presentation included an overview and history of the Pluralism Project, a discussion of the Case Study Initiative, a selected tour of... Read more about Pluralism Project Presents "World Religions in Greater Boston" at Lasell College

Worcester Buddhist Temple Wins Lawsuit Against Ex-Leader

April 14, 2010

Author: Gary V. Murray

Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

http://www.telegram.com/article/20100414/NEWS/100419863/1116

A jury has awarded $300,000 to a Buddhist temple on Dewey Street in a civil lawsuit accusing its former spiritual leader of wrongfully using its assets to buy a Braintree temple, which he later sold for $10 to a corporation he owns. 

A Worcester Superior Court jury found Monday that Nam Thai, formerly a...

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Traditional Moroccan Festival Uniting Jews, Muslims At Close Of Passover Comes to Somerville

March 31, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Wicked Local Somerville

http://www.wickedlocal.com/somerville/news/x1009765234/Traditional-Moroccan-festival-uniting-Jews-Muslims-at-close-of-Passover-comes-to-Somerville

Prism and the American Islamic Congress are partnering to create a multicultural evening of music, art, dance and food based on the North African tradition...

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