Christianity

Rapping for Jesus: Religious hip-hop isn't quite what you think - News - Wicked Local - Boston, MA

June 15, 2017
Across America, a number of artists are putting the beat back in the Beatitudes.

To the average person, the idea of Christian hip-hop registers somewhere between Crocs sandals and minivans on the scale of “super lame things for white people.”

A person who has never listened to the genre might imagine it to be preachy, overly evangelizing and a little corny. As with most things, however, expectation and reality are two different things.

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Maryland bishops call for compassion, prudence on immigration

June 14, 2017
 The Maryland Catholic Conference has issued a statement of guiding principles for Catholics and state legislators to better encounter immigrants with compassion in both personal and political arenas. Members of the Maryland community, they said, should encounter migrants with “a spirit of compassion, prudence, and cooperation to address the challenges faced by immigrants, elected officials, law enforcement and our communities as a whole.” The May 30 document, signed by bishops in Maryland, Washington, and Delaware, refers to immigration... Read more about Maryland bishops call for compassion, prudence on immigration
2016 Dec 04

Abrahamic Trialogue

(All day)

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13 Common St, Natick, MA 01760, USA
The Common Street Spiritual Center is bringing together Jews, Christians, Muslims and others who are interested to learn more about these three Abrahamic faiths in a spirit of respect, appreciation, and love. This is the second trialogue and the theme is "Founders: Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad." Dr. Kecia Ali (Boston University), Rev. Brent Newberry (First Baptist of Worcester), and Alison Kur (Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley) will present for 15 minutes each about the founders of their faiths. Shaheen Akhtar (Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland) will moderate our Q & A. Come join and be... Read more about Abrahamic Trialogue
2016 Nov 17

Being a Muslim in the US These Days: A Panel Discussion

(All day)

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755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420, USA
Come to the Follen Church in Lexington to learn how three Muslim Americans have experienced the past several months of political discourse, including the anti-Muslim sentiments stirred up during the presidential campaign. Panelists: -Aishah Abdul-Musawwir, Library Media Specialist, Cambridge Public... Read more about Being a Muslim in the US These Days: A Panel Discussion
2017 Mar 12

Becoming Instruments of Peace - Moving from Prayer to Action

(All day)

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5 Park St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
In follow-up to the Jan. 21st Pre-Women's March prayer service, the Paulist Center invites members of the church and local community to join a discussion on how Christians are being called to action and to help identify what issues to focus your energy and talents. Please bring local and national resources to share. Read more about Becoming Instruments of Peace - Moving from Prayer to Action

Rhode Island Synagogue Welcomed By Episcopal Church – The Forward

June 7, 2017
— A small Jewish congregation in Rhode Island is moving into an Episcopal church. Congregation Or Chadash will hold a procession next week, during which congregants will carry their three Torah scrolls out of their former building, which was recently consecrated as the first Hindu Temple in Rhode Island, the Jewish Voice newspaper reported. Read more: http://... Read more about Rhode Island Synagogue Welcomed By Episcopal Church – The Forward
2017 Jun 02

Laura Everett: The Good Life on Two Wheels

(All day)

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30 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
A Humanist Hub religious ally, Laura Everett is a four-season bike commuter in Boston, pastor in the United Church of Christ, and author of "Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels." She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches. Laura writes and reflects on urban spirituality, noting that much contemporary spirituality focuses on finding the holy in the wilderness. Yet for those of us who feel called to cities, or do not have the option to leave, where do we find the transcendent in the daily disciplines of urban life? What can... Read more about Laura Everett: The Good Life on Two Wheels
2017 Jun 11

Interfaith Dialogue and Iftar Celebration

(All day)

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13 Common St, Natick, MA 01760, USA
The Common Street Spiritual Center will be sponsoring its fourth Abrahamic Trialogue followed by an interfaith Iftar meal. This event will be during the month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during the daylight hours, and the Iftar is the fast-breaking meal that begins when the sun goes down. We invite you to bring your families and children to join in the program and the meal! The program will include three brief presentations (Jewish, Christian, and Muslim) on the theme of "... Read more about Interfaith Dialogue and Iftar Celebration

Protestant and Orthodox churches announce campaign to welcome refugees | WWRN - World-wide Religious News

March 12, 2017
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ARE COMING FORWARD TO DEFY THE GOVERNMENT AND SUPPORT IMMIGRANTS. Refuting Donald Trump’s decisions on banning migrants, a network of Protestant and Orthodox churches are mobilizing their congregations to provide support and shelter to refugees. The church leaders have called on their congregants to stand against President Trump’s orders on banning refugees and building a wall across the U.S.-Mexican border and to lobby the president and the congress members who implement such plans.

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Christians in the pew and pulpit diverge over Trump policies on refugees | Religion News Service

February 26, 2017
(RNS) After President Trump signed a sweeping executive order on immigration and refugee resettlement, the Christian response seemed unambiguous.Statements condemning the action came from Christian leaders and groups considered both conservative and progressive, evangelical and mainline, Catholic and Protestant ­– Christians who otherwise might disagree on any number of political or theological issues.

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