Interfaith

Portlanders respond to killings with prayer and eclectic spirituality | Religion News Service

June 14, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) Beside the makeshift memorial that has sprung up outside the light-rail station where three men were stabbed on a train, Bernal Cruz knelt, holding a bunch of flowers and his toddler son. “As I get older and as my kids get older, I feel a different impact as these things happen,” Cruz said, as he added his bouquet to the de facto secular altars that have sprung up in the form of candles, images of deities of Eastern religions and handwritten notes. Portland may be the ... Read more about Portlanders respond to killings with prayer and eclectic spirituality | Religion News Service
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
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
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
2017 Jun 10

GBIO "Out of Many, One" Bystander Intervention Training

(All day)

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40 Walk Hill St, Boston, MA 02130, USA
This training will be facilitated by Quabbin Mediation:
Training Active Bystanders 2-hour Workshop
Creating Safety in Contentious Times If you are a bystander witnessing a harmful situation, you have a choice to make. Do you do something? What do you do? Training Active Bystanders (TAB) helps participants...
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2017 Jan 31

Interfaith Solidarity Proclamation Press Conference

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138 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
People of all faiths and shared values are welcome to join a press conference, sponsored by the Massachusetts Communities Action Network, to condemn the hate filled Presidential Orders of the past week. The faith community of Massachusetts is standing together calling for the state to be a place of sanctuary and solidarity. We applaud our Mayors who have come out in support of all of our neighbors and will be calling on the Governor to stand with us as well. Read more about Interfaith Solidarity Proclamation Press Conference
2016 Dec 11

Out of Many, One: An Interfaith Call for Dignity & Diligence

(All day)

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100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
Join together with people of faith from across the city for a special evening service that will feature testimonies from local residents, prayers from Boston's interfaith leaders, and a non-partisan call to Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Walsh for dignity and diligence in this time of heightened social tension and political transition. Hosted by the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. Pluralism Project Summary: The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) worked with several different Boston faith communities in order to put on the event, “Out of Many, One... Read more about Out of Many, One: An Interfaith Call for Dignity & Diligence
2017 Feb 11

ISBCC Winter Gala: Leading With Love

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100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
On February 11 2017, the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) will host its Winter Gala, Leading with Love to support ISBCC’s efforts in responding to the divisive rhetoric that has taken over in recent times. It will be an exciting night of community building and coming together with special presentations by partner organizations: Institute of Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), Mercy to All Mankind, an Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) who will share an exclusive screening of their latest film ‘The Sultan... Read more about ISBCC Winter Gala: Leading With Love
2017 Jun 02

Laura Everett: The Good Life on Two Wheels

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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 May 28

Vigil for Victims of Manchester Bombing

(All day)

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Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Take a stand against hate! Join us this Sunday, May 28th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at Parkman Bandstand, Boston Commons, 139 Tremont Street for a Silent vigil in solidarity with victims of the Manchester bombing. Bring signs!!! Organizers: Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom,Boston Chapter; Massachusetts American Muslims - MAAM
2017 Jun 11

Interfaith Dialogue and Iftar Celebration

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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
2017 May 06

Colors of the Commonwealth: Building Alliances to Combat Hate

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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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Quran Stolen from NC Airport Chapel; Note Found Criticizing Islam - World Religion News

April 10, 2017
PEOPLE KEEP STEALING FROM CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA AIRPORT CHAPEL. Copies of the Quran were stolen from the interfaith chapel at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Co-director of the chapel, Reverend Alice White, a Pentecostal minister discovered the theft, which happened when she was busy at work in the chapel office.

Source: Quran Stolen from NC Airport Chapel; Note Found Criticizing Islam - World Religion News

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