Center for the Study of World Religions, 42 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On Friday, March 1, Harvard Divinity School’s Center for the Study of World Religions held an event entitled, “Parenting Outside of Religion: What ‘Nones’ are Passing on to Their Children.” This event was part of a lecture series hosted by the Nonreligion and SBNR (Spiritual But Not Religious) Research Seminar, and it featured Christel Manning, Professor of Religious Studies at Sacred Heart University. Manning has spent the last decade studying the growing group of Americans who identify with no religious group, i.e. those who check “none” on a survey about...Read more about What ‘Nones’ are Passing on to Their Children
Council meeting invocation speakers are invited by the City Council President “based on a personal relationship she has with them.” According to the members of The Satanic Temple, the City Council discriminated against them by denying them the opportunity to say the opening prayer at a recent public meeting. The City Council meetings typically begin […]
African Americans have a unique story in the United States. All other non-indigenous communities came to the New World willingly to seek a better life, to escape an old life, or to purchase their way forward through indentured servitude. African slaves, however, were abducted and enslaved, being brought to America against their will. African Americans carry with them this history of injustice, while carving their own way through ongoing inequality, discrimination, and opportunity. This is a truly American experience and story.
Relations between African American Christians and Muslims is also... Read more about 2019 Luce-Hartford Conference in Christian-Muslim Relations
The Boston Workmen’s Circle Jewish Muslim Solidarity committee warmly invites you to join us for our annual Jewish-Muslim Shabes.
To honor International Women's Day, our plan is to hear stories of strength, hope and solidarity from Jewish and Muslim women. As we share a meal together, we will also have an opportunity to talk in small groups, to socialize and get a glimpse into each other’s lives.
The evening will start at 6:15 PM with time to settle in and shmooze. A shabes ceremony will start at 6:45 PM, followed by a potluck dinner at about 7:30 PM. Come for the ceremony or the potluck... Read more about Jewish-Muslim Solidarity Shabes
Hear from top scholars on the language of Scripture in this special Hartford Seminary symposium.
A Compassionate Response: What it Means to be a NeighborFather Joseph Cheah
University of Saint Joseph
The word compassion comes from the Hebrew word rehem, which means a mother’s womb. To be compassionate is to have a deep feeling a woman has for the child that comes forth from her womb. In the parable of the Good Samaritan, it was the Good Samaritan who exemplifies this sort of compassion by offering liberating assistance to the half-death man lying on the... Read more about Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on the Language of Scripture
Even though many recent Israeli government policies are challenging to Reform Jews in North America, we must double down on deepening our connections to our Jewish State. How do we strongly advocate for a Jewish-Democratic state, that promotes equal rights, pluralism, and builds the infrastructure of peace while helping our people fall in love with Israel? That’s the challenge and great opportunity for our movement.
Join Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism for our Feinberg Lecture.
For most people, going to a beauty salon and getting a haircut is routine. But for Muslim women in Massachusetts who cover their hair for religious reasons, it can be a real challenge. At a traditional hair salon, they risk men seeing them without their headscarves on.
But that is now changing. Massachusetts’ first salon and spa established specifically for Muslim women opened on Monday.
Shamso Ahmed is the woman behind the new business. She says she’s been dreaming about this since she was a young girl.
At the age of 10, Shamso Ahmed fled the civil war in Somalia and arrived in Boston... Read more about Massachusetts Gets Its First Hair Salon Designed For Muslim Women
Join Temple Israel for a panel discussion on Black-Jewish Relations on the 10th Anniversary of the First White House Seder.
Renée Graham, The Boston Globe
Bishop John M. Borders III, Morning Star Baptist Church, Boston
Sen. Eric P. Lesser, D-Longmeadow, co-founder of the First White House Seder
This event is open to the public.
When was the first ever Passover seder in the White House? Would you believe — 2009, President Obama’s first term?
Prior to that, no president had ever thought to host a seder in the White House. The origin of the 2009 seder... Read more about Why On This Night? Race, Faith, & The Obama Seders
When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel walked together during the 1965 March on Selma, they forged a bond between Blacks and Jews committed to the pursuit of racial justice and equal rights for all Americans. Today, in an age of persistent economic racism and systemic inequality, attempts to renew this bond are hampered by mutual recrimination: Jews are being asked to check their unacknowledged “white privilege;” Blacks are being asked to check their unacknowledged “anti-Semitism.” Is there room for “Jews of Color?”
The panelists – civil rights icon Andrew Young,... Read more about Black/s and Jew/s. Then and Now
Join Buddhist Chaplain Venerable Priya Sraman and Muslim Chaplain Celene Ibrahim for a conversation and exploration of full moon practices in Islamic and Buddhist traditions.
Do you have a spiritual or cultural practice that is connected with the full moon or with the moon more generally? Are you curious to hear how people of different backgrounds find meaning in the symbolism of the moon? Join us! All are welcome. A light dinner will be provided.
This event is hosted by Tufts University and takes place at Goddard Chape
Featuring Rohina Malik of Unveiled, Kim Schultz, Susan Stone. Each storyteller tells 3 stories inspired by their respective faith journeys. They are accompanied by Lucia Thomas on violin, oud, and guitar.
With the recent uptick of hateful and vitriolic language in this country, Rohina Malik, a Muslim storyteller, wanted to create a project to demonstrate peace and commonalities between us all. She approached Susan Stone, a Jewish storyteller, and Kim Schultz, who identifies as a... Read more about Greater Boston Stage Company "Keeping Faith: Sister's of Story"
Allah says in the Qur’an, “Travel in the land and see the consequences of those who were before you…” 30:42 This verse encourages a reflection upon history, an awareness of what people did, and what the effects of their actions were. History in the Quranic understanding has pedagogical content. The ruins of idolatrous peoples teach us about the tragic results of disbelief. But what can we learn from the vagaries of our own history as Muslims? Before we can even answer that question, what is our history and how did we get to where we are today?
In this course, hosted by the Boston Islamic... Read more about Course: History of Muslim Societies to 1258CE with Ustadh Abdul Rahman Latif
Interfaith Center, 58 Winthrop St, Medford, MA 02155, USA
An interfaith Jummah prayer and lunch hosted by Tufts Muslim Students Association.
"Where do Muslims run off to on Friday afternoons? What do congregational prayer and discussions look like? What is the faith significance of Friday in Islam? Well… Come to learn. Come to eat. Come to engage with the Islamic Friday tradition of Jummah. All are welcome." -Interfaith Chaplaincy
There will be great community, a space of learning, lots of snacks, and catering from Punjabi Grill!