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Interfaith conversation sheds light on how to foster friendships across religious groups

December 14, 2018
From the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue to verbal acts of hatred and discrimination, it’s clear that bigotry and intolerance plague our society. Many would argue that forging strong interfaith relations is perhaps more important now than ever before. To break down barriers and comb

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Philadelphia Muslims make a statement with opening of first purpose-built mosque 

December 6, 2018
Ever since 9/11, American Muslims have struggled with whether they should stay under the radar or assert their identity. Despite the discrimination that has risen to the surface since that terrible day, their ranks in the U.S. have grown substantially, and there are twice as many mosques operating today as there were in 2000. Yet the majority of those new sanctuaries have burrowed into existing buildings – former churches, synagogues, movie theaters, and storefronts.

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2018 Nov 30

Building Interfaith Indigenous Solidarity

(All day)

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Interfaith Center, 58 Winthrop St, Medford, MA 02155, USA
On November 30th, 2018, students from various religious and cultural groups at Tufts University gathered to co-host an event entitled “Building Interfaith Indigenous Solidarity.” The event took place at the Tufts Interfaith Center in Medford and was attended by approximately 15 students. The Muslim Student Association (MSA), Alternative Jews (Alt-J), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Indigenous People’s Day at Tufts collaborated to lead the discussion on the complex relationships that exist between Indigenous, Muslim, and Jewish communities.... Read more about Building Interfaith Indigenous Solidarity
2018 Nov 13

Dr. Celene Ibrahim "Women of Legend in Muslim History"

(All day)

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99-101 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

Despite the persistent stereotypes that cast Muslim women as passive and voiceless, the historical record and contemporary contexts attest to a very different reality. In this lecture, we will dive into the rich trove of Muslim women's history, ancient and modern, to explore the many spheres of women's leadership. From towering women figures in the domain of religion, to major civilizational achievements lead by women philanthropists, to the multiple contexts wherein Muslim women have become heads of state and major global actors and activists, we will ask: What factors...

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