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The Alternative Institutionalization and Practices of Sufi Orders in Boston (2003)

Abstract

This paper is a testimonial study of several Sufi orders in the Boston area. This research was conducted in tandem with Maryam Hassimi's investigation of such orders in New York City. Sufism in the Boston area cannot be described in a sweeping fashion, since it has manifested in a variety of forms in the area, a phenomenon repeated throughout the United States. Sufism in Boston ranges from the larger organizations such as Sufi Order International, a widespread universalistically-minded organization currently under the guidance of Pir Zia Khan, and the Bawa... Read more about The Alternative Institutionalization and Practices of Sufi Orders in Boston (2003)

Radical Muslim Leader Tied to Roxbury Mosque

March 8, 2004

Source: The Boston Herald

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=2500

On March 8, 2004 The Boston Herald reported in the second of a two part series, that "one of the Muslim leaders behind the new mosque planned for Roxbury has written a series of anti-Jewish articles in Arabic, including one in which he condemns Jews as the people who 'killed prophets.' Dr. Walid Ahmad Fitaihi, a longtime director of the Islamic Society of Boston...

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Bethal AME Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 25 July 2014.

Phone: 617-524-7900 [office], 617-524-7915 [home]
Email: bethelbos@bethelame.org
Website: http://www.bethelame.org
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"The Clock Can Never Be Turned Back": The Formation and Growth of Interfaith Groups in the Greater Boston Area (1993)

"Something new and something good is happening," declared an African-America minister at an interreligious worship service in Boston. "We are discovering each other by bringing our gifts together and offering them to God," echoed a white Unitarian-Universalist minister at the same worship service. Reflecting upon this worship service with participants from Protestant, Roman Catholic, Unitarian-Universalist, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Neo-Pagan faith traditions, a Protestant minister stated emphatically, "The clock can never be turned back!"[1]

What...

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Cambridge Center for Adult Education Holds Conference on Role of Ancestors in African Ritual and Art

October 26, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 26, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "last week, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education devoted its second annual conference on African ritual and art to the role of ancestors. The conference 'focused on seeing how the traditions from Africa, transplanted in the Western Hemisphere... still have influence,' says Cambridge Center spokesman Jim Smith... Dragged from Africa during slavery, the Yoruba brought religious beliefs that couldn't be suffocated... The Yoruba believe in a supreme god and mo...

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Professor Reconnects to Religion of the Yoruba People of Nigeria

October 26, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 26, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "Tony Van Der Meer was raised a Baptist, but years ago, friends introduced him to the religion of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The Yoruba revere family and ancestors. Van Der Meer, 48, an African studies professor at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, says he saw a powerful demonstration of his new faith a decade ago involving his father, a man he barely knew. The Yoruba believe in a supreme god and more than 400 lesser divinities, called orishas, each with its...

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Hate Crimes Soar in Massachusetts

September 25, 2002

Source: The Boston Herald

On September 25, 2002 The Boston Herald reported that "the number of hate crimes in Massachusetts rose dramatically in the year of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, largely as a result of a backlash against Muslims and Arabs, according to a new state report. A total of 576 incidents were reported in 2001, up 24 percent from the 463 reported in 2000, according to the Governor's Task Force on Hate Crimes. Among them were 133 crimes motivated by religious bias, a 43 percent increase over the previous year's...

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St. Leonard's of Port Maurice Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 2 July 2014.

Phone: 617-523-2110
Website: http://saintleonardchurchboston.org
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Activities and Schedule

Masses in Italian: Sunday 10:15 A.M., Monday through Saturday 9:00 A.M.; Masses in English Saturday 5:00 P.M., Sunday 9:00 A.M. and Noon, Monday through Friday 12:05 P.M.

History

St. Leonard's Church, founded in 1873, is the first Roman Catholic church in New England built by Italian immigrants. Located...

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2001 Apr 27

Consultation on Women’s Networks in Multi-Religious America

(All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
In 2001, the Pluralism Project embarked on a new initiative to convene and cultivate Women’s Networks in Multireligious America. This first consultation of religious advocacy organizations, recognized that women rarely held formal leadership positions, but played critical roles within the community. The common concerns of religious women represented important opportunities for collaboration, yet their voices were rarely heard within the public conversation, or the traditional structures of interfaith dialogue. This event was first in a series of multi-religious consultations with women... Read more about Consultation on Women’s Networks in Multi-Religious America

Swaminarayan Temple

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

Phone: 978-934-9390
Activities and Schedule The temple offers daily aarti and darshan. For a list of complete services, festivals, and events, visit the temple's site. History The Swaminarayan Temple, located in a former church off Route 133 on the Lowell/Tewksbury line, was inaugurated on September 1, 1990. The temple belongs to the International Swaminarayan Satsang Organization (ISSO), an umbrella organization with over... Read more about Swaminarayan Temple

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