UMass Boston’s campus was quiet on March 24th, a Sunday afternoon, but the campus center ballroom overlooking the harbor was buzzing as attendees gathered for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of New England’s 12th Annual “A Nation of Immigrants” Community Seder. While still a few weeks before Passover, this seder provided a time to learn about and celebrate the diversity of Boston’s immigrant community and to gather in solidarity against all forms of hate and bigotry. As people filled the room, tables were covered with...Read more about “A Nation of Immigrants” Community Seder
Levin Ballroom & Usdan Student Center
Co-Sponsored by Brandeis University’s Chaplaincy Office, Department of Community Services, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Intercultural Center, Waltham Group, Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program, Brandeis University Library and CMM
All are welcome, no cost, but donations welcomed. This year’s theme: “Continuous Giving." Featuring guest speaker: Kevin Peterson, The New Democracy Coalition.
Come honor and learn from the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King... Read more about 9th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Day of Service
After the Massachusetts Interfaith Worker Justice December Meeting (6-7pm), Marya Axner of the New England Jewish Labor Committee will be presenting a critical, timely workshop on Anti-Semitism. Our monthly meeting will be from 6-7pm and the workshop will be from 7-8:15pm. If you don’t typically attend our meetings but are interested in in the workshop, you are welcome to attend our meeting (we encourage you too!) or to arrive at 7pm for the workshop only.
On November 22, 2018, the United American Indians of New England (UAINE) braved the bitter cold to host the 49th annual National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, MA. Behind the statue of Massasoit on Cole’s Hill sat a small stage and the UAINE banner which reads: “We are not vanishing, we are not conquered, we are as strong as ever.” Reflecting this message, the National Day of Mourning is simultaneously an event in remembrance of a violent history and a protest against the contemporary racism and oppression faced by Indigenous peoples globally.
Co-leaders of the UAINE, Moonanum James and... Read more about 49th National Day of Mourning
Interfaith Center, 58 Winthrop St, Medford, MA 02155, USA
On November 30th, 2018, students from various religious and cultural groups at Tufts University gathered to co-host an event entitled “Building Interfaith Indigenous Solidarity.” The event took place at the Tufts Interfaith Center in Medford and was attended by approximately 15 students. The Muslim Student Association (MSA), Alternative Jews (Alt-J), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Indigenous People’s Day at Tufts collaborated to lead the discussion on the complex relationships that exist between Indigenous, Muslim, and Jewish communities....Read more about Building Interfaith Indigenous Solidarity
In response to the Tree of Life Shooting in Pittsburgh, the Harvard College Interfaith Forum and Harvard’s Facilitators of Religious, Ethical and Spiritual Inquiry (FRESI), co-hosted an event called “Beyond Thoughts & Prayers: An Interfaith Conversation.” The event was organized by Harvard freshman Sana Shareef, a member of both hosting organizations. She brought together a distinguished panel including Professor Stephanie Paulsell, Susan Shallcross Swartz, Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies at Harvard Divinity School; Imam Khalil Abdur Rashid...Read more about Beyond Thoughts and Prayers
Brewer Fountain, Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Join us for the 35th annual celebration of light and liberty on the Boston Common as we kindle New England’s tallest menorah at Brewer Fountain (next to the Park Street T stop on Tremont Street).
The grand ceremony is Sunday, Dec. 2, and will include dignitaries, live Berklee music ensemble, warm beverages and Chanukah treats for children. Fun for the whole family!
All are welcome! No RSVP required.
The menorah lighting schedule varies each night. See below for times. For more info, email Events@ChabadDowntownBoston.org or call 617-297-... Read more about 35th Annual Menorah Lighting on the Boston Common
As the nights grow longer and the days shorter, join the Harvard Divinity School community for this beloved annual service honoring the interplay of holy darkness and light in the world’s religious traditions. The service includes choral and instrumental music under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, readings by HDS students, the ritual kindling of many flames, and communal prayers and songs.