Islam

2017 Oct 15

Interfaith Book Club

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126 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA 01778, USA
The Interfaith Book Club of the Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland, is holding its second community meeting to continue the interfaith conversation about the issues that can divide or unite us. In March of 2017, at our first community book discussion, we had over 120 attendees and many people were eager for another similar event. The book for the discussion is Getting to the Heart of Interfaith, by Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon, and Imam Jamal Rahman. This book is "a deeply personal journey to interfaith collaboration that offers hope for an inclusive and healing way of being together... Read more about Interfaith Book Club
2017 Sep 17

2nd Annual New England Muslim Festival

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195 Canal St, Malden, MA 02148, USA
A fun filled family event for all; live cultural performances, International foods, vendors, children's activities and so much more. Join your American Muslim neighbors as we share all that is the Muslim world, come and explore the diversity within. Headline Act: Deen Squad Performances By; Noor Ensemble and More Including: * Palestinian * Turkish * South Asian Please Visit Our Website to Learn More:... Read more about 2nd Annual New England Muslim Festival
2017 Aug 18

GBIO: Interfaith Gathering of Unity, Love, and Strength

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477 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
The events of Charlottesville, VA have shaken us to the core. We grieve the loss of the dead and pray for the healing of the injured. We despair that today’s neo-nazis feel emboldened to spew hateful venom into the public square with impunity while wearing helmets, wielding shields, and brandishing weapons. We are confounded by all those those who are prone to violence and hatred. The moral fabric of our nation is frayed. We know that you need to do something. Many of you are desperate to be a part of the solution. You want to confront the evil, face it down, expose it to the light of day... Read more about GBIO: Interfaith Gathering of Unity, Love, and Strength
2017 Mar 07

Emergency Rally Against Muslim Ban 2.0

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Join the Anti-Islamophobia Network for a rally against the Trump administration's recent executive order -- the Muslim Ban 2.0 -- as we demand that our government stand up for the most vulnerable memebers of our commuity and that the Harvard administration step up in support of its 10,000 international affiliates. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Islamic Society, Act on a Dream, the Harvard African Students Association, the Society of Arab Students, and HGSU-UAW International Students' Working Group. http://cambridge.... Read more about Emergency Rally Against Muslim Ban 2.0
2017 Aug 20

Boston: Self-Defense Class for All Womyn & Femmes

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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Please join us on Sunday, August 20th for a free outdoor self-defense workshop taught by WISE's very own Chief of Self Defense Instructor. This self-defense seminar will focus on creating a space to allow its participants to empower themselves by learning universally effective martial arts techniques. This seminar will focus primarily on how to defend from attacks that are common in hate crimes, such as shoves, multiple strikes to the face, and scarf/turban grabbing. It will also cover the “Know Your Rights of Self-Defense.” Come dressed in your regular clothing, not loose gym outfits! Self-... Read more about Boston: Self-Defense Class for All Womyn & Femmes
2017 Jun 13

ISBCC Civic and Interfaith Leaders Iftar

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100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) held its Annual Civic and Interfaith Leaders Iftar (the breaking of the fast dinner) for leaders in the Boston area. Attendees joined together for a night of community service, good company, a catered dinner, and hearing from local Muslim leaders.

Pluralism Project Summary:

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center invited interfaith and civic leaders in the Boston area to come together for a night of community building and breaking fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Before... Read more about ISBCC Civic and Interfaith Leaders Iftar

Boston Launches Anti-Islamophobia Poster Campaign : The Two-Way : NPR

July 19, 2017
The city of Boston is launching a poster campaign to fight Islamophobia by encouraging bystanders to intervene, in a nonconfrontational way, if they witness anti-Muslim harassment. Starting Monday, the city began installing 50 posters around the city with advice on what to do if you see Islamophobic behavior. The posters recommend sitting by a victim of harassment and talking with them about a neutral subject while ignoring the harasser.
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Latino Muslims Find Home at Mosque Led by Cambodian Refugees - NBC News

July 19, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. — When César Domínguez converted to Islam 12 years ago, he had one reservation. “The first thing I said to myself was, ‘How am I going to become part of this Muslim community if my language is Spanish, and I go to the mosque and I interact with people in English, and the language of prayer is in Arabic?’” Domínguez, who was born in California but spent most of his life in Mexico, told NBC News. “That situation creates a problem.” Source: Latino Muslims... Read more about Latino Muslims Find Home at Mosque Led by Cambodian Refugees - NBC News

House Rejects Bill to Examine Islamic Leaders Based on Their Level of Extremism - World Religion News

July 19, 2017
The House rejected a Republican proposal on July 14 which called for studying Islamic religious doctrines and schools of thought. Opponents decried the bill saying it is unconstitutional. They also believe that adoption of this measure will lead to targeting Muslims. Democrats were joined by 20 GOP centrists to defeat the amendment. The bill’s vote was 208 for and 217 against. Source: House Rejects Bill to Examine Islamic Leaders Based on Their Level of Extremism -... Read more about House Rejects Bill to Examine Islamic Leaders Based on Their Level of Extremism - World Religion News

How a growing number of Muslim women clerics are challenging traditional narratives | WWRN - World-wide Religious News

July 7, 2017
Indonesia recently hosted an unusual conference of Muslim women religious scholars that attracted hundreds of participants from across Indonesia as well as from countries such as Kenya, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. This International Forum of Women Ulamas (Muslim religious scholars) concluded by issuing fatwas, or nonbinding religious edicts, against child marriage, sexual abuse and environmental destruction. It is believed to be the first-ever such gathering of Muslim women ulamas. Women have long been sidelined from the teaching and interpretation of Islam. But today, in many countries,... Read more about How a growing number of Muslim women clerics are challenging traditional narratives | WWRN - World-wide Religious News

West Philadelphia mosque takes on matchmaking of black Muslim women | Lexington Herald Leader

July 6, 2017
Naeemah Khabir, a 35-year-old devout Muslim who works for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Philadelphia, has attended matchmaking events from New Brunswick, N.J., to Queens, N.Y. She has used several matchmaking services. Khabir, of Elkins Park, who has a master's degree from Syracuse University, even hired a private matchmaker for nine months until the counselor assigned to her conceded that race was part of her problem. "When you look at all Muslims, of all races and ethnicities, who has it the hardest? Black women unequivocally have it the worst. Black men have it bad, too, but black... Read more about West Philadelphia mosque takes on matchmaking of black Muslim women | Lexington Herald Leader
2017 Feb 10

Boston Chain of Peace at ISBCC

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100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
Call to Stand in Solidarity with Boston's Muslim Community on Friday, February 10. Please share widely! In response to the recent devastating attack on a mosque in Quebec and the destruction of a mosque in Texas, and in light of President Trump’s travel ban on residents of Muslim-majority nations, we call Boston-area residents to join us in an act of solidarity with the Muslim community in this city and beyond: a BOSTON CHAIN OF PEACE. We invite people of compassion—of all faiths and no faith—to congregate in respectful silence on Friday, February 10, at 12:15 p.m.,...
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Exhibit showcases the earliest stirrings of American religious diversity | Religion News Service

July 5, 2017
WASHINGTON (RNS) Enter the “Religion in Early America” exhibit and there are objects you expect to find: Bibles, a hymnal and christening items. But on closer inspection, a broader picture of faith in the Colonial era emerges: a Bible translated into the language of the Wampanoag people, the Torah scroll of the first synagogue in North America and a text written by a slave who wanted to pass on the essentials of his Muslim heritage.  Source: ... Read more about Exhibit showcases the earliest stirrings of American religious diversity | Religion News Service
2017 Mar 07

Response and Resilience in Multireligious Boston

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1279-, 1299 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
Please join the Pluralism Project as we convene religious, interfaith and civic leaders of Greater Boston for a roundtable discussion on what resources, skills, and help communities can offer one another in these increasingly tense times. Participants at the event include civic leaders, leaders of Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Sikh communities in the greater Boston area, and leaders of some of the interfaith and multicultural councils that have become something of a rapid-response team following incidents of threat, bias, or hate. The Pluralism Project will use insights gleaned from this... Read more about Response and Resilience in Multireligious Boston

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