Islam

2018 Nov 13

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

(All day)

Location: 

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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Advancing an Inclusive Approach to School Meals

October 1, 2018
School food inclusivity rally (@safest) We as faith leaders are most privileged to cooperate on a project that will benefit our respective communities. For far too long, students who follow religious dietary guidelines have found their public school cafeteria lacks sufficient accommodation in the food offered. Typically students who require a kosher or halal meal have very limited options in school lunch offerings, often choosing to eat nothing. At this time in history, with persistent and growing incidents of discrimination based on religious and racial animus, New York City...
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San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women's fashion

September 24, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The head covering is among the most identifiable elements of Muslim women’s dress and most likely to be portrayed as drab and restrictive to the Western eye. But a new exhibition in San Francisco shows that the covering used by some Muslim women can be a bright yellow head wrap or a loose drape of rose; a black silk and lace scarf by Dolce & Gabbana; or a hood attached to a knee-length dress.

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Local children's author takes on interfaith themes with latest picture book 

September 17, 2018
Six years ago, local children’s author Jane Zalben was in line at Brooklyn’s classic Sahadi’s purchasing ingredients for Rosh Hashanah while a woman wearing a hijab stood in line next to her. Zalben marveled at the experience – how a Middle Eastern grocer could provide food specialties for two distinct religions. Her newly published picture […]

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Thrift and Uplift - News Oklahoma

July 5, 2018
A local nonprofit started by the Muslim faith community has opened a thrift store to generate funds to help the community's neediest residents. The Surayya Anne Foundation of Oklahoma City opened the store in March at 1143 N Meridian. The store is next door to a medical clinic in a small storefront near the corner of NW 10 and Meridian Avenue. On a recent weekday, DeBorah Boneta, the organization's executive director, worked to place newly donated items on the store's shelves with the help of her daughter, Courtney Boneta, and Becky Atiyeh, the...
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2018 Jun 03

Cambridge Mormon/Muslim Iftar

(All day)

Location: 

65 Binney St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
Join us for the first annual Cambridge Mormon/Muslim Iftar! Learn about the traditions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ("Mormon") and Muslim faiths over a joint breaking of the fast potluck dinner with friends old and new. Speakers from both groups will discuss the nature and significance of fasting in each respective religion while we come to appreciate just how much we have in common.

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