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Brandeis Clergy, Students Decry Vandalism

March 10, 2010

Author: Jason Woods

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/waltham/2010/03/brandeis_students_clergy_conde.html

Last week, Muslim students at Brandeis University were rejoicing in their newly renovated suite in the student center’s basement. Finally, they had a kitchen, prayer room, and a sign announcing their presence on campus.

But on Friday morning, the Muslim Students...

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Hindus Urge Massachusetts Schools for Choice In Studying Of Religious Texts

February 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The First Reporter

http://www.thefirstreporter.com/entertainment/hindus-urge-massachusetts-schools-for-choice-in-studying-of-religious-texts/

Hindus have urged Massachusetts (USA) schools to either allow students the flexibility to choose the religious text to study in the class instead of just mandating one religious text on the entire...

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Muslims Finally Get Someone to Root for

February 24, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/for_muslims_a_long_awaited_good_guy_on_screen/

The 100 or so young couples, college students, middle-aged parents and grandmothers in headscarves that packed a movie theater could have been mistaken for an audience in Mumbai, Lahore or other South Asian city.

They had come to see “My Name is Khan...

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2010 Jan 30

Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Harvard College in Asia Program Conference

Sat Jan 30 (All day) to Sat Feb 6 (All day)

Location: 

harvard yard, 220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
From January 30 – February 6, 2010 the Harvard College in Asia Program hosted its annual conference on the theme of Social Entrepreneurship: Innovation, Service and Empowerment, which was co-sponsored by the Pluralism Project. The conference was attended by six student delegations from universities in Turkey, Singapore, Korea, Japan, China, and India, and is part of a larger exchange between Harvard students in HCAP and students from Asia. On Thursday, February 4,the Pluralism Project hosted a dinner discussion that explored “the... Read more about Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Harvard College in Asia Program Conference

Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 2 August 2018.

Phone: 617-964-1100
Email: shessler@ants.edu
Website: http://www.hebrewcollege.edu/circle
History Founded in 2008 with a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE) is a joint initiative of Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Hebrew College. CIRCLE’s mission is... Read more about Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE)

The Buddhist Meditation Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 2 August 2017.

Phone: 978-697-8356
Email: anfurst@gmail.com
Website: http://readingsangha.wordpress.com/
Demographics The Buddhist Meditation Group welcomes anyone regardless of age or religious background. They draw from communities North of Boston such as Reading, North Reading, Lynnfield, Wilmington, Stoneham, Woburn, and Wakefield. Activities and Schedule A standard meeting is comprised of the following... Read more about The Buddhist Meditation Group

Putting Their Best Facial Hair Forward

February 11, 2010

Author: Alex Spanko

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/fashion/articles/2010/02/11/beard_mustache_idea_is_really_growing/

Todd Easton didn’t want to part with his bushy beard during the cold winter months. So to justify his decision to remain hairy, he did what any upstanding facial hair enthusiast would do: He pitched a beard and mustache competition to the Somerville Arts...

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Harvard’s Crisis Of Faith

February 11, 2010

Author: Lisa Miller

Source: Newsweek

http://www.newsweek.com/id/233413/page/1

It doesn't take a degree from Harvard to see that in today's world, a person needs to know something about religion. The conflicts between the Israelis and the Palestinians; between Christians, Muslims, and animists in Africa; between religious conservatives and progressives at home over abortion and gay marriage—all these relate, if indirectly, to what rival groups believe...

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Church Council Duties Defined

January 24, 2010

Author: Bronislaus B. Kush

Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

http://www.telegram.com/article/20100124/NEWS/1240408/1101

Delegate members of the Massachusetts Council of Churches were challenged this weekend to continue to seek common ground in addressing the social, economic, and environmental problems racking the world. 

Additionally, they were urged to take a hard look at their own commitments to the ecumenical movement...

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Putting Their Faith Into the Foreclosure Fight

January 11, 2010

Author: Jenifer B. McKim

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/realestate/news/articles/2010/01/11/putting_their_faith_into_the_foreclosure_fight/

For Nylton Andrade, preventing home foreclosures is not just a personal priority. It’s a matter of religious faith.

Andrade, who was laid off from a teaching job at Boston’s Madison Park High School in June, is hoping to...

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Massachusetts College Alters Policy Banning Face Coverings

January 8, 2010

Author: Cassie Spodak, Jamie Guzzardo and Yvonne Kalawur

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/01/08/massachusetts.security.policy/index.html

A Massachusetts college has modified a controversial security policy after criticism it infringed on the religious rights of students, a school official said Friday.

The policy originally banned any head covering that obscured the student's face while engaged in student...

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Council On American-Islamic Relations Writes to EEOC About Massachusetts School

January 6, 2010

Author: Jeff Greer

Source: U.S. News & World Report

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/paper-trail/2010/01/06/council-on-american-islamic-relations-writes-to-eeoc-about-massachusetts-school.html

The Council on American-Islamic Relations wants to file a third-party complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after a Massachusetts college banned all...

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