Boston

2018 Jun 15

Talk Queer Spirituality To Me by The Lesbians of Color Symposium (LOCS) Collective, Inc

(All day)

Location: 

485 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
This is a free event hosted by The Lesbians of Color Symposium (LOCS) Collective Description: An alternative spirituality panel discussion featuring spiritual advocates, soul advisors, healers and practitioners. An evening of community discussing the intersectionalities of being a spiritual and/or religious , queer and a person of color. What does spirtuality and religion mean to you ? How do we discover and maintain our spirtual and/or religious connections? We bring it all to the table . Let's Talk. Special Guest Speaker and Moderator: Ciarra Jones,... Read more about Talk Queer Spirituality To Me by The Lesbians of Color Symposium (LOCS) Collective, Inc
2018 May 17

Open Meeting & Vigil: Boston Jewish Community Healing & Mourning

(All day)

Location: 

66 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Open Meeting @ First Church Boston: 7-8:30 Vigil @ Boston Public Garden: 8:30-9 As American Jews our hearts are broken as we see the Israeli military choosing to fire live ammunition at Palestinians taking a stand for their basic human rights. We mourn the unnecessary loss of life amidst this extremely powerful and inspiring moment of Palestinian resistance. Our blood is boiling watching our government celebrate moving the Embassy - a careless and provocative act - while Palestinians are massacred just miles away on the Gaza border. We will be holding our heartbreak together, using the... Read more about Open Meeting & Vigil: Boston Jewish Community Healing & Mourning
2018 Jun 01

An Interfaith and Intergenerational Iftar

(All day)

Location: 

755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420, USA
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world fast from sunup to sundown. They break their fasts with an iftar – a dinner with their families and often with their friends and broader communities. Follenites and about 25 Turkish Muslims associated with the Peace Islands Institute in Boston will come together for this iftar for all ages. At sundown, about 8:15, you can expect some Turkish cuisine, as well as dishes from Follen folks. RSVPs are very helpful but not required. Childcare will... Read more about An Interfaith and Intergenerational Iftar
2018 Jun 03

Cambridge Mormon/Muslim Iftar

(All day)

Location: 

65 Binney St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
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.
2018 May 20

MJL Iftar / Malcolm X SpeakOut

(All day)

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! Join us... Read more about MJL Iftar / Malcolm X SpeakOut
2018 May 15

Celebrating Inclusion: Opening Doors to Jewish Community

(All day)

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385 Ward St, Newton Centre, MA 02459, USA
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
2018 Jun 05

Cambridge Community Iftar

(All day)

Location: 

795 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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
2018 May 20

Holi Festival

(All day)

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106 Walnut St, Natick, MA 01760, USA
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. This is a FREE event (... Read more about Holi Festival
2018 May 07

Bridging Communities through the Arts

(All day)

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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.

Musical Workshop with Jewish Israeli...

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2018 May 27

Interfaith Dialogue and Iftar Celebration

(All day)

Location: 

13 Common St, Natick, MA 01760, USA
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
2018 May 04

Shared Community Shabbat Celebration

(All day)

Location: 

141 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA 01778, USA
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.
2018 Apr 27

Know Your Rights Workshop

(All day)

Location: 

22 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148, USA
Come learn about your rights from a CAIR attorney. Hosted at the Malden Islamic Center.
2018 May 04

The Unfinished Legacy of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Fri May 4 (All day) to Sun May 6 (All day)

Location: 

650 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
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
2018 Apr 25

Coming Out and Coming Back

(All day)

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1201 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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: Dr. Om Lala, an alum of Harvard... Read more about Coming Out and Coming Back
2018 Apr 23

The Monday After

(All day)

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10 Putnam St, Roxbury, MA 02119, USA
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.

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