Interfaith

To Understand How Religion Shapes America, Look To Its Early Days : NPR

June 29, 2017
Religion has played an outsized role in U.S. history and politics, but it's one that has often gone unrecognized in U.S. museums. "As a focused subject area, it's been neglected," says Peter Manseau, a scholar and writer installed last year as the first full-time religion curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. America's exceptional commitment to religious freedom stems from the diversity of its faith traditions. The rebellious attitudes prevalent in frontier settlements fostered the growth of evangelical... Read more about To Understand How Religion Shapes America, Look To Its Early Days : NPR
2017 Jul 22

Peace Action Yoga

(All day)

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550 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Join us Saturday, July 22nd from 1:30-3:00p for a peaceful yoga flow at Studio 550 led by instructor Ruby Perlmutter. Learn more about MAPA's mission for peace and how you can join us in taking action towards promoting human rights and global cooperation. MAPA is looking to bring together peace minded folks in their 20's and 30's to join a community of people passionate about advocating for peace and justice issues in our communities and country. Come to enjoy the benefits of a peaceful zen yoga practice alongside like minded yogis looking to take the power of peace on and off the mat! Please... Read more about Peace Action Yoga
2017 Jun 13

A Conversation about Jewish/Muslim Solidarity and Civil Liberties

(All day)

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1762 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
A Conversation about Jewish/Muslim Solidarity and Civil Liberties with Shannon Al-Wakeel, Executive Director, Muslim Justice League Please join the Jewish-Muslim Relations Committee for a conversation with preeminent attorney, activist, and organizer, Shannon Al-Wakeel about building Jewish-Muslim solidarity in the... Read more about A Conversation about Jewish/Muslim Solidarity and Civil Liberties

‘Dalya’s Other Country’ portrays Muslim American mother and daughter | Religion News Service

June 28, 2017
For Rudayna Aksh, the decision to bring her 13-year-old daughter, Dalya Zeno, from Aleppo to Los Angeles was made for her. “We were sleeping one night,” Aksh remembers. “We heard, like, a big bomb around our house.” The Syrian war had begun and young girls were being kidnapped. “The war didn’t leave any choice for me,” she continues. “I had to come here with my daughter.” Those are the first words of “Dalya’s Other Country,” a new film by Julia Meltzer that premieres Monday night (June 26) on the PBS... Read more about ‘Dalya’s Other Country’ portrays Muslim American mother and daughter | Religion News Service
2017 Jul 05

Bystander Intervention Against Racism, Xenophobia, Bigotry

(All day)

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562 Waverly St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
These information sessions are in collaboration with Welcoming Framingham. We will discuss -Systems Thinking Systems Approach to Problem Solving -The System of Systemic Racism - the 4 Is' Individual Racism, Interpersonal Racism, Institutional Racism, and Ideological Racism -What is "Racial Prejudice vs Racism" -Defecting from White Privilege, Breaking the White Silence and Standing up to "White Solidarity" -What is Bystander Intervention -The four Ds' of Bystander Intervention - Direct, Deflect, Delegate and Delay -Stories of Bystander Intervention -What will you be getting into if you... Read more about Bystander Intervention Against Racism, Xenophobia, Bigotry
2017 Oct 17

Mediation Skills Training for Clergy and Lay Leaders

(All day)

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99 Summer St, Boston, MA 02110, USA
Mediation skills can help you more productively engage with Clergy-board negotiations, intra-communal disputes between congregational members, ritual differences among and between denominations, and theological differences that arise on local interfaith clergy committees. This one-day interactive training will provide religious leaders with an overview of the mediation process. A portion of the program will be devoted to providing participants with the opportunity to practice these skills in simulations involving faith-based conflicts and coached by experienced practitioners. https://www.... Read more about Mediation Skills Training for Clergy and Lay Leaders
2017 Jul 25

Muslim Teach-In: Out of Many, One

(All day)

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55 Lincoln St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
Temple Isaiah will host "Out of Many, One": Teach-In and Solidarity with the Boston Muslim Community. Join together with our Muslim neighbors from the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and other Greater Boston Interfaith Organization leaders for an evening of learning, relationship-building, and solidarity. This is an opportunity to learn more about the Muslim faith and to hear stories from individuals of their experiences being Muslim in Boston. We’ll also learn about specific threats facing the Muslim community in these...
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2017 Jul 24

Program on Interfaith Peacebuilding by Boston and Jerusalem Teens

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9 Piper Rd, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
Temple Isaiah Co-Sponsors Program on Interfaith Peacebuilding by Boston and Jerusalem Teens at Temple Emunah Light Dinner (suggested fee $10/person collected at the door); RSVP Here Meet inspiring Israeli, Palestinian, and Boston-area 10th graders who have completed two weeks of advocacy training at the Kids4Peace Global Institute in Washington, DC. Hear how these young leaders...
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Interfaith coalition launches ‘Know Your Neighbor’ campaign

June 23, 2017
At a time of growing assaults and intimidation of Muslim Americans, the Islamic Networks Group has partnered with 70 interfaith organizations to launch a “Know Your Neighbor” campaign. The effort is intended to encourage individuals and groups to encounter people of faith different from their own.   Source: Interfaith coalition launches ‘Know Your... Read more about Interfaith coalition launches ‘Know Your Neighbor’ campaign
2017 Feb 14

Latino and Muslim/Arab Communities Together in the Struggle!

(All day)

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24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133, USA
Centro Presente Brings Together Latin American and Muslim/Arab Community in Show of Solidarity for Immigrant Rights Media Contact Patricia Montes, Centro Presente 617 483 293 WHAT: Centro Presente is bringing together Latin American immigrants with members of the Muslim/Arab community to hear testimonies from immigrants directly affected by the xenophobic policies of the Trump Administration and to show solidarity with these communities. WHEN: Tuesday, February 14th at 6:00 PM WHERE:...
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World’s Top Religious Leaders Issue Rare Joint Appeal - World Religion News

June 21, 2017
World religious leaders have for the first time partnered up in a rare appeal for world peace. The appeal includes messages by 22 leaders, all appealing to the people of the world to make friends with people outside of their faith group. The appeal has been made as part of an initiative by the Elijah Interfaith Institute. Source: World’s Top Religious Leaders Issue Rare Joint Appeal - World Religion News
2017 Feb 16

Unity Vigil

(All day)

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415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Join us as we, Muslim and Jewish women, hold a Unity Vigil to affirm shared humanity and solidarity, a call for Prayer and Meditations of Courage to resist unjust policies. This event will take place on Brandeis Campus at the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) Atrium. This is national event that will be taking place simultaneously with 100 other cities. Sponsored by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Boston Chapter and Maryam Sharrieff of Brandeis Muslim Chaplaincy.
2017 Jun 20

Standing Against Violence: Boston Vigil #JusticeforNabra

(All day)

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Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116, USA
The Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment is holding a vigil in Copley Square on Tuesday, June 20, at 6:30pm to mourn and pray for Nabra, a 17-year old woman from Sterling, VA who was killed after going missing while walking to a mosque with her friends. According to the event page, "While the incident has yet to be labeled a hate crime, right now in America, Black Muslim women, especially those from marginalized communities are continuously targeted and attacked with malicious intent. Hate crime against Muslim... Read more about Standing Against Violence: Boston Vigil #JusticeforNabra

Sikh Religious Society Hosted Palatine Library's Interfaith Holy Books Discussion | SikhNet

June 15, 2017
Palatine, IL:  Sikh Religious Society Palatine Illinois partnered with the local Palatine Library to invite the library members and community at large to an Interfaith Discussion about Holy Books, hosted at the Sikh Gurudwara (Sikh place of worship) in Palatine Illinois on May 24. More than 250 guests were delighted to visit and learn more about different religious holy scriptures, as well as share in "Langar" a vegetarian meal served by the volunteers at the Gurudwara. Speakers from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikh faith were invited to explain the core... Read more about Sikh Religious Society Hosted Palatine Library's Interfaith Holy Books Discussion | SikhNet

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