Hinduism

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 Mar 27

Critical Feminist Theology for Dalit and Black Liberation

(All day)

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45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Dalit feminist theologian, Dr. Cynthia Stephen, hopes to locate a critique of Brahminical patriarchy alongside and through critical analyses of patriarchy in the Bible made by Dalit, Black, and Latinx scholars. Dr. Stephen will further share how the work of Black and Latinx feminist theological scholars in challenging White Supremacy, particularly in mainstream (White) feminist spaces, provides a valuable framework for understanding and critically engaging Brahminical Supremacy and patriarchy in South Asian contexts. Located at the intersections of Dalit and Black Liberation, and critical... Read more about Critical Feminist Theology for Dalit and Black Liberation
2018 Mar 22

Caste in the United States

(All day)

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11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Equality Labs conducted the first comprehensive survey that details the extent to which Caste has embedded itself in the United States. Our results point to the fact that increasingly, Caste has become a matter of considerable weight in South Asian diasporic communities.

A better understanding of the full spectrum of Caste experience in the South Asian American immigrant community is crucial to the understanding of our internal hegemonies and how it maps on...
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2017 Nov 27

Ambedkar Lecture Series: Ambedkar's Unfinished Agenda in the United Nations

(All day)

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415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Ambedkar Lecture Series: Working towards a UN Convention Elimination of Discrimination based on Work & Descent including Caste. Boston Study Group presents a half day conference under Ambedkar Lecture Series at Brandeis University on "Ambedkar's Unfinished Agenda in United Nations" having speakers - Paul Divakar Namala, Magda Matache and Abdarahmane Wone.
2017 Jul 15

Dalit and Black Lives Matter Symposium

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351 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
The Dalit and Black Lives Matter Symposium is co-hosted by Black Lives Matter, Boston and Boston Study Group to explore the dehumanizing caste system in India and the Dalit resistance. We will also look at the historical linkages of Dalit-Black solidarity from India, South Africa to the Civil Rights Movement and Black Panther Party as well as linkages between the two modern liberation movements. This symposium will consist of political education, information about current local and transnational work, and imagining greater solidarity.

#NamaSlay, Or How Black Women Are Using Trap Yoga as a Mode of Spiritual Resistance | Religion Dispatches

July 18, 2017
As rapper Future mumbled over the speakers, I exhaled and crouched down for a very shaky approximation of a warrior pose. This was my first trap yoga class, and I was determined not to look like the novice I was. Studio 262 is a recent addition to South Los Angeles. Blocks away from the University of Southern California, the new space is becoming a hub for students as well as locals. Among their many class offerings, the one that caught my eye was trap yoga. Trap yoga involves doing vinyasa flows to the beat of trap music, a bass-filled, gritty... Read more about #NamaSlay, Or How Black Women Are Using Trap Yoga as a Mode of Spiritual Resistance | Religion Dispatches
2017 May 06

Colors of the Commonwealth: Building Alliances to Combat Hate

(All day)

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2 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
Did you, your parents, your grandparents or your ancestors come to this great nation by land, sea or air? Well, then this event is for you! Event Opening Speaker: Vivek Bald - Sikh American MIT Scholar, writer & documentary film maker. Join us in this discussion moderated by Dr. V. Kasturi Rangan, Professor of Marketing and co-chair of the Social Enterprise Initiative at Harvard Business School. We are honored to have an outstanding panel consisting of:
  • Commissioner William Evans - Boston Police Department
  • Genevieve Nadeau - Chief, Civil Rights Division, Office of...
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John Kerry Acknowledges Importance of Studying Comparative Religion - World Religion News

August 27, 2016
JOHN KERRY BELIEVES THAT UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER’S FAITH CAN LEAD TO A HEALTHIER SOCIETY. Ever since the beginning of civilization, religion has played an important, even central role in the lives of people. Much of what we are today is the result of a society whose ideologies have been shaped by the religious evolution of humans. Religion has had a monopoly over legal, educational and most secular aspects of human life for ages. Today, however, there is a separation of state and religion, so that religion does not enjoy the kind of hold over all human activities today as it...
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