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Boston Police and Sikh American Community Achieve Landmark Partnership

December 11, 2007

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?a=1814

Washington, D.C. - December 11, 2007: The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest and largest Sikh American civil rights organization, concluded a highly successful year-long campaign to train the entire Boston Police Department (BPD) on Sikh religious practices. The over 3,000 BPD officers join the 95,000 trained by SALDEF across the nation.

Muslims Celebrate Mosque Opening

October 1, 2007

Author: PATRICK D. KUHN and HEE KWON SEO

Source: The Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=519770

A delegation of students from the Harvard Islamic Society (HIS) joined more than 2,000 congregants in Roxbury, Mass., on Friday night to attend the first-ever prayer session at the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) Cultural Center, which finally opened its doors after two decades of controversy and delays.

“I feel very...

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On Pagan Pride Day, Visibility for the Occult

September 17, 2007

Author: Erin Ailworth

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/09/17/on_pagan_pride_day_visibility_for_the_occult/

It was Old World beliefs meeting modern-day lifestyles.

Pagans gathering by a pond inside Harold Parker State Forest in North Andover socialized to the persistent pop of gunfire from a nearby hunting club. Witches in jeans and Crocs were elbow-to-...

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With Holidays, a Vow for Better Jewish, Muslim Relations

September 12, 2007

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/09/12/with_holidays_a_vow_for_better_jewish_muslim_relations/

A group of local Jewish and Muslim leaders have signed a joint statement urging better relations between the two communities, which have suffered a serious rift over each other's response to controversial remarks by onetime leaders of a...

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Letting Witches Be Witches in Salem

August 20, 2007

Author: David Van Biema

Source: Time

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1654386,00.html?cnn=yes

Should you find your way up to Salem, Mass., this Halloween season, your chances of encountering a psychic are up — and the odds that that he or she has a felony record are down. That, for those of you who were too drowned in multimedia Harry Potter to notice, is the news from the real town where some estimate every...

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Amma's Boston Area Satsang Group (ABASG)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 July 2018.

Phone: 716-226-6223
Website: http://www.ammanewengland.org
[flickr_set id="72157621939087070"] History of the Movement Amma, also known as Mata Amritanandamayi, is an international spiritual teacher who was born in Kerala, India. Amma experienced a childhood filled with hardship and difficulty: her family feared she was mentally ill because her intense spirituality made her unlike other children, and she had to leave school at the... Read more about Amma's Boston Area Satsang Group (ABASG)

Soka Gakkai International-New England

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 August 2018.

Phone: (617) 264-2000
Website: https://www.sgi-usa.org
History Soka Gakkai International ("International Value-Creation Society," or SGI) is the largest and most diverse lay Buddhist organization in the world with more than 12 million members in 190 countries and territories worldwide. Following the teachings of Nichiren Shonin (1222-1282), scholar Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and disciple Josei Toda first... Read more about Soka Gakkai International-New England

Boston Mosque Rises Above the Fray

July 12, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0712/p13s03-lire.html

More than 2,000 people gathered in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood last month for a highly symbolic moment – the capping of the minaret on a new mosque. A joyous occasion, the event sparked greater emotion than usual because construction of the Islamic Society of Boston's Mosque and Cultural Center had been stalled for more than two...

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Congregación Leon de Judá (Congregation Lion of Judah)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 15 August 2017.

Phone: 617-541-4455
Email: info@leondejuda.org
Website: http://www.leondejuda.org/en/content
[flickr_set id="72157685152430663"] History Congregacion Leon de Juda was originally founded as Iglesia Bautista Central in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1982. Founder and Senior Pastor, Dr. Roberto Miranda decided to relocate to an area with a larger Hispanic population. Dr. Miranda and others visited several buildings in their search for a new... Read more about Congregación Leon de Judá (Congregation Lion of Judah)

In Roxbury, a Call for Religious Tolerance

June 28, 2007

Author: David Abel

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/06/28/in_roxbury_a_call_for_religious_tolerance/

Rabbis came in yarmulkes, priests wore their Roman collars, and imams dressed in knitted caps and the loose-fitting gowns called thobes.

About 300 people, from Jews in sandals to suited Christians to Muslims in sequined veils, gathered beneath the arched brick...

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Canopy's Rise Signals End of Mosque's Plight

June 10, 2007

Author: Brian R. Ballou

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/06/10/canopys_rise_signals_end_of_mosques_plight/

As a crane hoisted a 5,000-pound, copper canopy toward the top of a red brick tower in Roxbury yesterday afternoon, thousands of area Muslims looked upward, some with tears running down their cheeks.

"This is the moment we have been waiting for for two...

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