2019 Apr 27

Open Beltane Ritual

(All day)


Powderhouse Park, Broadway & College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144, United States
Join us Saturday April 27, 2019, 12:00 pm for our Open Beltane Maypole Ritual !!! Rain Date will be Sunday April 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm. We will be gathering at the Powderhouse Park (on the hill) which is located at the corner of Broadway & College Ave, just .5 mile from the Davis Square T Station. Come get your Faery Frolic On! Gather with us to celebrate the height of Spring, the greening of the Earth and the magic of life at full bloom! We will dance the Maypole and crown our May King & Queen in celebration of the generative powers of the Goddess and God and the joy of the unity we... Read more about Open Beltane Ritual

Dr. Susan Sered

The Religion, Health, and Healing Initiative (RHHI), under the direction of Dr. Susan Sered, was established in September 2000 in order to further cross-cultural studies of the intersections of healing and religion. The impetus for the initiative was the desire to turn rigorous intellectual attention to the many ways in which religious practices, beliefs, and institutions construct, and are constructed by, experiences of illness, health, and healing cross-culturally.

While the RHHI has run its course, other programs dedicated to the study of religion and healing continue exploring this rich aspect of contemporary culture. The Boston Healing Landscape Project, under the direction of Linda Barnes, is an important source of information on religion and healing in Boston, especially in African Diaspora communities.

During its four-year course, the Religion, Health and Healing Initiative generated several bodies of work.

Religious Healing in Boston: A series of essays exploring ways in which diverse Boston communities draw on religious and spiritual practices and ideas in response to illness and suffering. Highlighting a variety of Boston areas communities, the essays offer windows into the many ways in which members of our society draw upon religious and spiritual resources at times of illness and suffering. The papers originally appeared in three publications edited by Susan Sered and produced by the Center for the Study of World Religions.... Read more about Susan Sered
Suffolk University
Boston, MA

Grove Harris

Grove Harris served as the Managing Director for the Pluralism Project through January, 2007. She began working with the Pluralism Project in 1994, first...

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Speaker, Educator, Consultant
Cambridge, MA

Dr. Corrie Norman

Dr. Corrie Norman is the associate director of the religious studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was formerly an assistant professor of religion at Converse College in North Carolina. During her time at Converse, Dr. Norman became an affiliate of the Pluralism Project and engaged her students in "Gender, Food, and Meaning: Mapping Religious Diversity in Charlotte, NC," a two-part study of religious diversity in the city of Charlotte and of ritual and festival life of new immigrant religious communities.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Dr. David Damrel

Dr. David Damrel became a Pluralism Project affiliate in 2002 while teaching religious studies at Arizona State University. He developed a course to engage... Read more about David Damrel
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC