Politics

Could this rabbi be a first in Congress? - The Washington Post

November 3, 2017
Since the founding of the republic, there have been dozens of Protestant ministers in Congress, and a handful serve right now. Two Catholic priests, too, have served in the House of Representatives. But despite the large number of Jews elected to Congress, not once has a rabbi been elected. In fact, only two have ever run, and neither had much of a chance: In 2012, pop-advice author, television rabbi and Michael Jackson confidant Shmuley Boteach lost badly in his New Jersey district, and in 2008 Dennis Shulman — who got a great deal of attention for being blind and thus a rare disabled... Read more about Could this rabbi be a first in Congress? - The Washington Post
2017 Apr 05

Emergency Rally: To Protect Immigrant Rights

(All day)

Location: 

2 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Join us in the Common by the steps of the State House! The current Administration has decided to level empty threats at "Sanctuary Cities" and attempt to bully cities into abandoning their policies to protect ALL their residents. We need to show both our legislature and the Administration that we will not be cowed. Join us next Wednesday to hear stories from the community about how they are resisting and stand together as we ask our legislators to protect the rights...
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2017 Feb 25

Op-Ed and Letter to the Editor Writing Workshop

(All day)

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100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
This workshop, the first CAIR Massachusetts Ambassadors program event, will train community members to write Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor to pitch to their local papers. Hosted by the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.
2016 Nov 15

Post-Election Chat with City Councilor of Cambridge Nadeem Mazen

(All day)

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33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Come meet City Councilor Nadeem Mazen and learn more about his efforts to push progressive politics in Massachusetts. Mazen burst onto Cambridge’s political stage in 2013, when voters elected him to the City Council. He became the first Muslim-American elected to office in the state of MA. His grass-roots campaign emphasized empowering the people and getting more minorities into politics. Especially in light of the post-election climate, Mazen will shed some light on the role of community organizing for more progressive social change. Event by the Harvard Kennedy School's Muslim Caucus
2017 Jan 29

Boston Protest Against Muslim Ban and Anti-Immigration Orders

(All day)

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560 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
In response to the Trump Administration's announced Muslim ban, CAIR Massachusetts is holding a protest in Copley Square at the site of the Khalil Gibran Plaque - Gibran was an immigrant from Lebanon. At 2:30 pm there will be a Muslim prayer in the Square. All are encouraged to attend - please spread widely!    
2017 Jan 28

Muslim Solidarity at Logan Airport Boston #NoBanNoWall

(All day)

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Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), 1 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128, USA
EMERGENCY ACTION: Join activists TODAY at Logan Airport at Terminal E to protest the #MuslimBan and provide support to refugees and family members arriving. Please share with your networks and follow Movimiento Cosecha for updates. Why we are doing it?  Trump has suspended entry of all refugees to the US for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the US for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. There are already reports of refugees and even permanent residents held in airports across t... Read more about Muslim Solidarity at Logan Airport Boston #NoBanNoWall
2016 Dec 11

Out of Many, One: An Interfaith Call for Dignity & Diligence

(All day)

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100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
Join together with people of faith from across the city for a special evening service that will feature testimonies from local residents, prayers from Boston's interfaith leaders, and a non-partisan call to Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Walsh for dignity and diligence in this time of heightened social tension and political transition. Hosted by the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. Pluralism Project Summary: The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) worked with several different Boston faith communities in order to put on the event, “Out of Many, One... Read more about Out of Many, One: An Interfaith Call for Dignity & Diligence

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