Islam

2018 Apr 20

Islamic Awareness Week- Boston College

(All day)

Location: 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
Boston College MSA is proud to announce the 5th annual Islamic Awareness week, which is an initiative to unite the Boston College Community in appreciation and celebration of Muslims and Muslim culture and tradition. This year, Islamic Awareness Week's events center around the understanding and exploration of the hijab, Islamic art, and the Muslim student experience on campus as well as examining Islamophobia both on campus and around the United States. Islamic Awareness Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/624349311237406/ Friday: Jumua (Friday Prayer) 1pm, MFC Read more about Islamic Awareness Week- Boston College
2018 Apr 15

The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School

(All day)

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Cgis South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School has gathered a diversity of voices from leading scholars, religious authorities, civic community leaders, and policymakers alike to push forward analytical understanding and dialogue on the pressing topic of sectarianism in the Muslim world. From the rise of ISIS and militant extremism in the context of an eroding Arab state system to the intensification of the Iran-Saudi cold war in the wake of the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers, the dire consequences of Shi’a-Sunni... Read more about The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School
2018 Apr 14

The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School

(All day)

Location: 

1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School has gathered a diversity of voices from leading scholars, religious authorities, civic community leaders, and policymakers alike to push forward analytical understanding and dialogue on the pressing topic of sectarianism in the Muslim world. From the rise of ISIS and militant extremism in the context of an eroding Arab state system to the intensification of the Iran-Saudi cold war in the wake of the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers, the dire consequences of Shi’a-Sunni... Read more about The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School
2018 Mar 30

The State of Muslim Women Organizing

(All day)

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79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
We're excited for our second annual National Muslim Women's Summit, a conference that invites 50 inspiring leaders to spend a weekend at Harvard Kennedy School learning from incredible speakers that will be joining. Our opening event is open to the Harvard University and local community. Please join us for an evening of enriching exchange on the status of Muslim American woman organizing in the current post-election climate. Come mingle with incredible Muslim women leaders from across the country and hear from Muslim women community leaders. Get hyped to hear from people who speak truth to... Read more about The State of Muslim Women Organizing
2018 Apr 02

Deen & Dine: Sunni Shia Dialogue

(All day)

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Ell Hall, 346 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Join us in a dialogue between Sunni and Shia members of our community during Deen and Dine! Tasbiha Batool and Samer Naseredden will speak to common misconceptions the two communities hold of one another and then we will delve into dialogue. This event is open to Muslim students in the Boston area. Food will be served! Meeting on the 3rd Floor of Ell Hall in Room 313.
2018 Apr 05

Criminalizing Muslim Youth: Soft Surveillance in Schools

(All day)

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Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
In 2014, the Department of Justice announced that Boston would be the site of a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) pilot; a campaign driven by national security, intelligence, and federal law enforcement agencies that claims to steer people off pathways to “radicalization” or “extremism.” However, CVE is not supported by sound evidence and is instead rooted in discredited theories that “radical” beliefs may predict propensity to commit politically-motivated violence. In practice, it has operated to falsely legitimize discrimination against Muslims by deputizing trusted community leaders —... Read more about Criminalizing Muslim Youth: Soft Surveillance in Schools
2018 Apr 02

Mr. Gay Syria

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40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Mr. Gay Syria - Directed by Ayşe Toprak - 84 mins - Arabic In focusing his attention on the competitors of Mr. Gay Syria, director Ayse Toprak shatters the one-dimensional meaning of “refugee”. Using the pageant as a means of escape from political persecution, the organizer Mahmoud — already given asylum in Berlin — hopes to offer the winner a chance to travel as well as bring international attention to the life-threatening situations faced by LGBT Syrians. This film is presented with English subtitles. Pluralism Project Summary: Approximately forty people attended the... Read more about Mr. Gay Syria
2018 Apr 07

CAIR Ambassadors Training: Responding to Islamophobia

(All day)

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100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
"All Muslims aren't terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslim." "The Quran is more violent than the Bible." "Sharia law is coming to take over our country." "We need to keep out Muslims to stop terrorism." Too many of us have heard these and similar statements not just in the media, but from friends, co-workers, or even family members. This workshop will examine some of the most common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims, and work with participants to develop strategies for responding to them using research-based messaging. The goal is to be able to counter this negative messaging on the... Read more about CAIR Ambassadors Training: Responding to Islamophobia

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