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.
PAICINES, Calif. (RNS) — When 40 faith-based farmers gathered for a first-of-its-kind weekend at a working ranch near San Jose, they sought nothing less than a complete disruption of how food is grown, distributed and even served.
Many students know that Duke’s motto is “Eruditio et Religio,” but what do the words meaning erudition and religion truly look like in practice? A new living learning community is bringing the phrase to life.
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
Join interfaith youth from Boston and learn about their life-changing summer peacebuilding experiences! Speakers will include:
-7th and 8th graders who completed Kids4Peace Boston Peace Leader Camp in New Hampshire
-9th graders who participated in the Jerusalem Peacebuilders Service Learning Program, exploring interfaith citizenship and working with refugees alongside Israeli and Palestinian teens
-10th graders who learned about the power of advocacy and social change with peers from Jerusalem during the Kids4Peace Global Institute in Washington, DC
-11th - 12th graders who put their... Read more about Kids4Peace Boston 7th Annual Summer Celebration of Learning
There are many similarities between the Iroquois Constitution and the U.S. Constitution, in part, because Benjamin Franklin and other Founding Fathers gained insight into democracy through their meetings with members of the Six Nations. Those ideals show up in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
The Great Law of Peace is the oral constitution of the Six Nations that comprise the Iroquois Confederacy. It was crafted by Dekanawidah, also known as The Great Peacemaker, and was written on wampum belts.
In a stirring display of solidarity and good will, some 300 representatives of religious communities and civil society organizations gathered for a conference in Madrid on an issue of acute concern—forced migration. The event was held at the Iglesia de Jesus Church in Madrid on 20 June 2017, the International Day for Refugees.
Source: Forced migration calls for faith in action | Bahá’í World News Service (BWNS)
“Don’t Believe in God? You’re Not Alone.” That was one of the slogans on ads adorning Boston’s Red Line T, the New York City Subway, and busses and billboards nationwide, when Greg Epstein’s book Good Without God was published back in 2009.
At that moment, atheism and agnosticism were becoming not only more common, but more normal. Greg’s message was that the nonreligious have a positive, inspiring and ethical way of life -- call it humanism if you like the word -- and that “lifestance” had made the world better in countless ways, from its critique of religious hypocrisy in ancient India to... Read more about Greg Epstein: Humanism in the Age of Trump
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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