Join us for the first annual Cambridge Mormon/Muslim Iftar! Learn about the traditions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ("Mormon") and Muslim faiths over a joint breaking of the fast potluck dinner with friends old and new. Speakers from both groups will discuss the nature and significance of fasting in each respective religion while we come to appreciate just how much we have in common.
Please join us for an iftar and speak-out the day after Malcolm X Day! We invite you to share your experiences and stories of resistance in order to build a stronger community. All -- Muslim and non, fasting or not -- are welcome.
To honor the legacies of activist ancestors -- especially Malcolm X -- who spoke out against injustice, we invite those who have experienced abusive policing, surveillance, or profiling as national security threats to share your story in a way that feels comfortable to you. In addition to food and a warm community, we'll have art supplies and an open mic!
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Join the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (RSIP) and CJP for an unforgettable evening dedicated to creating an inclusive Jewish community. We’ll celebrate the progress of our current Congregational Partners and Affiliates, and we’ll welcome new synagogues
This free evening will feature a panel of speakers that will include insights from Kitty Dukakis and former Governor Michael Dukakis. We will discuss the importance of destigmatizing mental illness and how our synagogues can best support people and their families affected by mental health issues.
Dietary laws will be observed. This... Read more about Celebrating Inclusion: Opening Doors to Jewish Community
Mayor Marc McGovern and Councillor Sumbul Siddiqui cordially invited you to join the Cambridge Community Iftar on Tuesday June 5th at 7:00 pm at City Hall.
All are welcome! Iftar is the daily meal at sunset to break the fast during the month of Ramadan, which begins this year on May 15 and will end on the evening of June 14. The program will include a welcome from the City, guest speakers, a musical performance, and a delicious meal.
7:00- 8:15 pm: Music & Remarks (Council Chamber, 2nd Floor)
8:18 pm: Adhan at sunset (call to prayer)
8:30 pm: Iftar (breaking the fast) and Dinner,... Read more about Cambridge Community Iftar
Celebrate the spirit of multi-culturalism of our town with Holi, the festival of colors! Holi (/holi/; Sanskrit: होली Holi) is a spring festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent, also known as the "festival of colors" or the "festival of love". The festival signies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.
There will be eco-friendly dry powdered color available for all, Bollywood music, and delicious Indian food for purchase.
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Metropolitan College & Extended Education, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
There are many paths to pursuing peace among divided communities. In this workshop-style symposium, we will engage with artists who use their gifts to cross divides in areas of conflict.
Arts workshop with Deborah Nathan, Executive Director of Artsbridge, Inc. Engage in artistic exercises and dialogical techniques designed to attend productively to conflict and trauma from violence. Deborah will draw from her work bringing together teens from each side of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict.
Please join us for our sixth Abrahamic Trialogue for Jews, Christians, Muslims, and others! In the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during daylight hours. The Iftar is the fast-breaking meal that begins when the sun goes down. We invite you to bring your families and children to the program and the meal!
7pm Program and Dialogue
Our Theme: “Charity”
8:30pm Iftar (Dinner)
Our program will feature three presentations on the theme of charity, an essential part of each Abrahamic religion. As an act of charity, we will pool donations for those suffering in Syria, with three charity options: The... Read more about Interfaith Dialogue and Iftar Celebration
Temple Shir Tikva and the Islamic center of Boston welcome families and friends to our third annual Shared Community Shabbat Celebration. Join us at Shir Tikva at 5:45 pm for appetizers & camaraderie. Our joyful and uplifting worship service begins at 6:15pm. Our Jewish and Muslim neighbors will come together for a memorable evening of shared faith, music, religious traditions and food.
The current historical moment is marked by a deep contradiction – the incredible success of wealth generating and power concentrating processes that depend on the unimaginable immiserating and marginalization of large swathes of humanity. Consequently, assertions of wealth, power, and oppressions, are met with incessant demands for equity, justice, and end to all forms of oppression the world over. If the arc of our moral universe is to “bend towards justice,” then it demands a constant relearning and reimagination of our connections, divergences, and convergence. Here, comparative... Read more about The Unfinished Legacy of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
Rediscovering Hinduism after comping out. Dr. Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH '12, AB '06, former President of Dharma and Founder of the Harvard Interfaith Council, will begin by discussing his experience of grappling with his Hindu faith after coming out as gay. Treating Dr. Lala's experiences as a case study, we will then ask and discuss broader questions around Hinduism, sexual orientation, and how everyone comes out in some way or another. Refreshments will be served.
Location: Lowell Inn 1201 Mass Ave Second Floor.
Pluralism Project Summary:
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Community dialogue for Muslims and people of color about policing and surveillance. Food, healing resources, and privacy precautions offered. This is a community centered space to uplift the stories of compounded experiences with policing and surveillance after the 2013 Boston marathon. There will be multiple ways to share stories and process. The space aims to be free of militarism and policing.
Please join us for the premiere screening of a film by Shapour Daneshmand that tells teh story of the Iranian Baha'is, a story of peaceful resilience in spite of bleak injustice. Through the compilation of hundreds of individual interviews, the documentary aims to give a voice to the families long silenced by the hand of the Iranian government and spark discussion on putting an end to generations of government sanctioned human rights violations. The film will be followed by a panel discussion including filmmaker Shapour Daneshmand.
Location: Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard University.
The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace is a celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities. Every year families from across the state and region walk together toward peace. Join us on Mother’s Day to demand dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder.
The Mother’s Day Walk is also the Peace Institute’s most important fundraising event. Help us raise our goal of $400,000 so we can expand the services, training, and advocacy we do. Invest in peace this Mother’s Day - Sunday, May 13, 2018!
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