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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 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 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 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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2010 Mar 26

Pluralism Project Participates in Billerica Memorial High School’s "E Pluribus Unum Day"

(All day)

Location: 

Billerica, MA
On Friday, March 26, 2010, Pluralism Project Director Dr. Diana L. Eck and a panel of youth representatives from various religious traditions participated in Billerica Memorial High School’s E Pluribus Unum Day. After Dr. Eck’s keynote presentation on pluralism in America and the religious diversity of Greater Boston, panelists reflected on common misconceptions about their faith, the relationship between their faith and interreligious understanding in a pluralist society, and concluded by offering wisdom from each of their traditions for an audience of graduating high school seniors... Read more about Pluralism Project Participates in Billerica Memorial High School’s "E Pluribus Unum Day"

Brandeis Stands By Muslim Students

March 15, 2010

Author: Joyce Kelly

Source: Wicked Local Waltham/Daily News Tribune

http://www.wickedlocal.com/waltham/features/x1514353623/Brandeis-stands-by-Muslim-students

Standing on the edge of Brandeis University's Peace Circle, senior Beth Bowman urged the 100-plus students and faculty gathered in support of the campus' Muslim community to look around and take in the feeling of unity.

In the wake of vandalism...

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After Vandalism, Brandeis Imam Asks for Return Of Quran

March 12, 2010

Author: Joyce Kelly

Source: The Daily News Tribune/GateHouse News Service

http://www.dailynewstribune.com/news/state/x1664755310/After-vandalism-Brandeis-Imam-asks-for-return-of-Quran

After vandals wreaked havoc on the Muslim Student Association suite last week, Imam Talal Eid, Brandeis University's Muslim chaplain, said the theft of his Quran "is what keeps me upset."

"I use it for...

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