Boston Solidarity Event

2018 Mar 03

#STOPCVE Youth Workshop

(All day)

Location: 

89 South St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
This is a follow up to the January workshop on policing of Muslim youth and the impacts of programs like CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) that criminalize young Muslims - in Boston, these often focus on the Somali community. You can check out all of the CVE programs we know of in Boston, as well as a digital pamphlet on the harms of CVE at ... Read more about #STOPCVE Youth Workshop
2018 Feb 25

Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series

(All day)

Location: 

1762 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
Course Description: Boston Workmen's Circle is pleased to host a Jewish Identity and Racial Justice Course, written and facilitated by members of the Moishe Kavod community. This course is a four-module series in which participants explore race and racism within a Jewish context. Participants examine their own racial identity, the diversity of the multiracial and multiethnic American Jewish community, White Supremacy and Antisemitism in the US, the history of Jews in racial justice work, and the current landscape of racial justice work in Boston. Participants begin the workshop grounded in... Read more about Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series
2018 Feb 12

Eliminate the Muslim: Science, Religion, and the Future of Brown

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
A talk and talk-back lecture with SRC Program Director Ahmed Ragab, Richard T. Watson Associate Professor of Science and Religion. In a present punctuated by bans, walls, registries, violence, and deportations, what is the future of black, brown, and queer? The B/B/Q person is stuck in a timeplay where the future is only a repetition of the present, and affirmation of the past. Thinking through science (fiction), religion, and culture, we discuss what the future means, what time entails, and what implications a timeplay has on present and future identities. The talk/talk-back in the Sperry... Read more about Eliminate the Muslim: Science, Religion, and the Future of Brown
2018 Feb 15

The Story of The Sikhs Launch Party

(All day)

Location: 

360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
The Story of The Sikhs is a new podcast that is being launched on February 15at an event hosted by the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service (CSDS) at Northeastern University. Written and narrated by Sarbpreet Singh, the CSDS Sikh spiritual advisor, the podcast endeavors to impart an understanding of the Sikh faith through storytelling. Please join us to celebrate this small step towards greater interfaith understanding. The event will be held at the Sacred Space, 200 Ell Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 A vegetarian meal, in the Sikh tradition of Langar will be served as... Read more about The Story of The Sikhs Launch Party
2018 Feb 07

Claiming God's Peace When Whiteness Stands Its Ground

(All day)

Location: 

Center for the Study of World Religions, 42 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Please join us for the Annual Greeley Lecture for Peace and Social Justice, delivered by Kelly Brown Douglas. This lecture will examine the social/political and theological implications of whiteness as an impediment to living into God’s justice. Special attention will be given to the implications for the church as well as theological education. Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas is Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary. Ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1983, Douglas holds a master’s degree in theology and a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Union. She is the author of... Read more about Claiming God's Peace When Whiteness Stands Its Ground
2018 Mar 04

ADL's 11th Annual "A Nation of Immigrants" Community Seder

(All day)

Location: 

100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

The Anti-Defamation League welcomes you as we continue our tradition of bringing diverse communities together to build bridges of understanding. At this special event, we will model the traditional celebration of the Passover Seder and also share readings, songs, and stories from the diverse backgrounds that make up our great nation.

The Passover Seder celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. This message of hope, liberation, and freedom is universal. The event also serves as an opportunity to inspire...

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2018 Feb 08

Diversity in Islam Panel

(All day)

Location: 

160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155, USA
n celebration of Black History Month, the Fletcher Islamic Society (FIS) will be hosting a Diversity in Islam panel on Thursday (2/8/18) from 630-8PM. We would like to invite any Muslim-identifying students at Fletcher to apply to serve on this inaugural panel. This is an incredible opportunity for you to engage with the wider Fletcher community as well as share your lived experiences and perspectives. More importantly, we highly encourage all members of the Fletcher community to attend this special panel and hear from your peers. Please be on the lookout for more information as we approach... Read more about Diversity in Islam Panel
2018 Mar 04

Second Annual Voices of Freedom Concert

(All day)

Location: 

Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
This extraordinary multicultural event features three choirs: the Zamir Chorale of Boston, America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble; VOICES 21C, a diverse choir dedicated to positive interactions, social justice, and global understanding; and the Boston Community Gospel Choir, which often performs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Each group will separately perform songs from the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian cultures, respectively, and then join together to perform music that transcends the collective cultures. The idea of shared values, especially in these turbulent times, rises above... Read more about Second Annual Voices of Freedom Concert
2018 Mar 22

2nd Annual Black Religion, Spirituality & Culture Conference

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
The 2nd Annual Black Religion, Spirituality, & Culture Conference will take place March 22-23, 2018 at Harvard Divinity School! Our Conference seeks to advance the exploration of Black religion, spirituality, and culture across the Diaspora. We look to interdisciplinary scholarship and engagement for training in ethical leadership to address the world's most pressing issues. The Black Religion, Spirituality, and Culture Conference aims to (1) ask and explore questions of religion, spirituality, and culture from a Black perspective; (2) provide a gathering space for Black scholars,... Read more about 2nd Annual Black Religion, Spirituality & Culture Conference
2018 Feb 10

About Muslims and Jews with Haroon Moghul

(All day)

Location: 

105 Hudson Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776, USA
Don't miss this timely and fascinating opportunity- open to all- to learn about the commonalities and differences between Muslims and Jews. Saturday evening February 10th at 7:30pm (includes refreshments) and Sunday morning February 11th at 9:00 am. During the Saturday evening program, Haroon will discuss his journey into the Jewish community through the Muslim Leader Initiative (MLI), an educational program of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, what he learned in working at Hartman, and what many Jewish communities might not know about Muslim communities in America. For the... Read more about About Muslims and Jews with Haroon Moghul
2018 Feb 26

Models of Interfaith Leadership in an Age of Polarization

(All day)

Location: 

Barker Ctr, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Please join us in the Thompson Room of the Barker Center for a panel and discussion with the following panelists: Diana Eck, Professor, Harvard University; Director, The Pluralism Project Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core Jennifer Peace, Associate Professor of Interfaith Studies, Andover Newton Theological School Rabbi Or Rose, Director, The Miller Center for Interreligious Learning and Leadership, Hebrew College This event will be live streamed. Please check back as the date approaches... Read more about Models of Interfaith Leadership in an Age of Polarization
2018 Jan 25

RPP Colloquium: The Church as a Reconciling Presence in a World of Conflict

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Is religion a cause of violent conflict or a catalyst for its transformation? Do faith leaders have a role at the international peacebuilding tables? Current international affairs highlight the power of religious ideologies—and their misappropriation—as a catalyst for social action. They have also prompted unprecedented interest in the role of religious leaders and ideologies to transform conflict and violence. The keynote session of the fourth annual RPP Colloquium dinner series will feature Canon Sarah Snyder, PhD, Archbishop of Canterbury's Director of Reconciliation, joined by her... Read more about RPP Colloquium: The Church as a Reconciling Presence in a World of Conflict
2018 Jan 21

Young Muslim Collective Workshop

(All day)

Location: 

89 South St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Young Muslim Collective, a grassroots Somali organization from Minneapolis, will be providing a workshop for Muslim youth! The workshop will be focused on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs, the harms that CVE programs cause to Muslims, and in particular the Somali community both in Minneapolis and locally in Massachusetts. We'll talk about what CVE looks like there and here in Boston, how YMC has organized against CVE, and what we can do locally! This workshop is for Muslim youth ages 14-30 and food will be provided.
2018 Feb 08

RPP Colloquium Series: Why Nonviolent Civil Resistance Works

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

This colloquium explores some of the key challenges that nonviolent resistance movements face, including obstacles to building and maintaining movement cohesion, ensuring effective communication, and gaining political leverage; how advocates of principled nonviolence (who promote nonviolence on a moral basis) often clash with advocates of civil resistance (who promote nonviolent action on a strategic or utilitarian basis); the ongoing debate on diversity of tactics; and the ways in which power and privilege undermine solidarity. The colloquium highlights the power of women...

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2018 Apr 08

Welcome the Stranger

(All day)

Location: 

136 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Welcome the Stranger combines the talents of sacred and secular artists from Muslim and Sikh traditions in a musical response to hate crimes. Featuring the passionate vocals of Kiran Ahluwalia (India) and inspired songwriting of Souad Massi (Algeria), combined with traditional Sikh temple singers Bhal Kabul Singh and the colorful whirling Sufi dancers Abdul Gheit Dance (Egypt), this eclectic celebration illuminates a diverse world of artistic freedom, creativity, and tolerance. Cost: Tickets range from $25-$45. Tickets can be purchased at: http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/6486/... Read more about Welcome the Stranger

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