Passover is an invitation to celebrate our freedom and honor our community's struggle for liberation. Pesach also reminds us that celebrating freedoms won means mourning freedoms lost, bearing witness to freedoms yet denied, and asking difficult questions about our complicity in others’ unfreedom. It is a moment in which we recognize that none of us are free until all of us are.
Join us for PJA's Liberation Seder, in which we will consider what the Passover story can teach us about freedom and justice, and how it can inspire us to support ongoing struggles for freedom today – including... Read more about Liberation Seder: Four Cups of Freedom
Dinner will be served at St. Julia Church, $20 per person.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Diana Eck, will give a talk on the topic, "Does Pluralism Have a Future?” Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, Founder and Director of The Pluralism Project, Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry, Member of the Faculty of Divinity, Recipient of The National Humanities Award.
Dalit feminist theologian, Dr. Cynthia Stephen, hopes to locate a critique of Brahminical patriarchy alongside and through critical analyses of patriarchy in the Bible made by Dalit, Black, and Latinx scholars.
Dr. Stephen will further share how the work of Black and Latinx feminist theological scholars in challenging White Supremacy, particularly in mainstream (White) feminist spaces, provides a valuable framework for understanding and critically engaging Brahminical Supremacy and patriarchy in South Asian contexts.
Located at the intersections of Dalit and Black Liberation, and critical... Read more about Critical Feminist Theology for Dalit and Black Liberation
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
Join Harvard Hillel's Freshman Fellows next Thursday! Emilia Diamant will be leading a workshop on the history of American Jews and Racial Justice- if you are interested in learning about how American Jewish identity has evolved throughout history, or how it relates to different justice movements come through! Learn something new, meet new friends, and fill up on all the chametz you need before Passover starts on Friday night!
Educators in Boston and beyond are standing in solidarity with their immigrant students, colleagues, and friends in the face of xenophobic, racist, and anti-immigration policies. We stand for immigration rights, for the rights of our DACA students and their parents, for TPS workers and their families, and for fair, equitable and non-discriminatory immigration policies. We stand for a safe and just environment for Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Queer communities in this country. We stand against racism, colonialism, xenophobia, and discrimination and the political games played at the expense of... Read more about No One is Illegal--Boston Educators for immigration rights
Each year people from all walks of life gather at the Kennedy Library with diplomats from around the globe to celebrate and rededicate ourselves to the preservation of our freedom. In a time of urgent global challenges, the AJC New England Diplomats Seder connects the modern quest for religious freedom, free speech, co-existence, and other core democratic virtues with the ancient Jewish ritual of the Passover Seder. The result is an inspiring, thought provoking, and thoroughly engaging evening that will stay with you long after the singing has stopped.
The 2018 AJC New England Diplomats... Read more about AJC New England 19th Annual Diplomats Seder #JourneyToFreedom
Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Br. Ahmed Rashed, the author of the book, "What Would A Muslim Say?" is a passionate and experienced volunteer in the field of interfaith dialogue and has been the head instructor of the local Islam101 class in the Boston area since 2006, and a long-time volunteer with ...
"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
ISBCC is proud to be taking part in the 2nd Annual Massachusetts Open Mosque Day on April 8th from 3 pm - 6 pm! Make sure to take part and bring your non-Muslim friends, family, and colleagues. Everyone from all walks of life is welcome to enjoy this day of fun and learning in which all aspects of Islam will be highlighted. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to do your part and help us dispel stereotypes about our wondrous faith!
Meet inspiring interfaith youth leaders from Boston, hear about peace building in Jerusalem from K4PJ Co-Director Tareq Samman, and enjoy light refreshments with an engaging interfaith community.
Please pre-register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOX8DlP2wAHVhhdRgG7Kfp1rnkXRYhm3wpVbHQQxjZUdXEOA/viewform Read more about Kids 4 Peace Boston
Following the screening, Boston University’s Dr. Raul Fernandez will lead a discussion on race and micro-aggressions, featuring Boston Globe editor Patricia Wen (who oversaw the recent Spotlight series on Race in Boston) and Vice Chair of Boston Public Schools Committee Hardin Coleman.
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford).
Equality Labs conducted the first comprehensive survey that details the extent to which Caste has embedded itself in the United States. Our results point to the fact that increasingly, Caste has become a matter of considerable weight in South Asian diasporic communities.
A better understanding of the full spectrum of Caste experience in the South Asian American immigrant community is crucial to the understanding of our internal hegemonies and how it maps on...
ONCE Somerville presnts Queer faith: A Live Storytelling Event,
Begged, borrowed and stolen, Fabulous and fierce
$12 advance/$15 day of show
7pm doors/8pm show
Physical tickets are available at:
A Curated World by Kay McGowan
This Friday, Harvard College Faith & Action is bringing in Ex-Gay (saved from "homosexual sin" by Jesus,) activist Jackie Hill Perry to speak to undergraduates in Emerson Hall's auditorium.
I urge you to come and silently protest, wearing as much rainbow and pro-LGBT paraphernalia as you can. Our goal is not to be disruptive but to peacefully let Perry and HCFA members know that there are Harvard students who will not stand for these hateful messages going unchallenged.