Featuring Attorney General Maura Healey, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim
In the wake of an alarming number of hate and bias fueled incidents across the country and in Massachusetts, we are convening the community on the Massachusetts State House steps to speak out against hate.
The event will feature local and state leaders who are willing to send a message that irrespective of politics or who you supported in the election this kind of behavior is simply...
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...
Black Lives Matter Boston stands with Philando Castile's family and all families who have lost loved ones to State sponsored murders. We will hold an OPEN communal space as a response to the unjust murder of Philando Castile and all Black people in the United States. We gather to lament and decry their murders. We gather to affirm our sacred lives and commit to continue the fight against Black genocide and the struggle for human rights. ALL who stand in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and Black Lives Matter will be welcomed.
Our Church is a communal table around which we are all invited to take our place. But are we welcomed and our stories heard? The program for the Conference will invite us to dive into what it means for the marginalized to take their place at the table and how the stories of the marginalized change those who tell them and those who hear them. Our experience together will recommit us to create communities that are welcoming and affirming, where all are welcomed at the table.
During the conference, over three hundred... Read more about DignityUSA Conference: A Place at the Table
Join us for the second annual “Bless the City Boston” Prayer Walk for Peace. Come with your whole family – there will be a kids zone, music, dance, drama, free giveaways, a free cookout for the community, and so much more.
The walk starts at the Egelston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington Street, Roxbury at 10am on Saturday June 24th. Walk ends at Mozart Park, Jamaica Plain.
For more information, contact Pastor Marcos, 617-602-6205.
Let’s bless the city together!
Please join Fenway Health's Violence Recovery Program for a Community Support Space on Recognizing the Impact of Hate Speech on our communities. This event is part of our Third Thursdays community discussion series. As always there will be options for art projects, peer-led discussion, and the possibility to debrief with VRP staff. We will be on the 9th floor of 1340 Boylston St.
Join us as we, Muslim and Jewish women, hold a Unity Vigil to affirm shared humanity and solidarity, a call for Prayer and Meditations of Courage to resist unjust policies. This event will take place on Brandeis Campus at the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) Atrium. This is national event that will be taking place simultaneously with 100 other cities.
Sponsored by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Boston Chapter and Maryam Sharrieff of Brandeis Muslim Chaplaincy.
The Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment is holding a vigil in Copley Square on Tuesday, June 20, at 6:30pm to mourn and pray for Nabra, a 17-year old woman from Sterling, VA who was killed after going missing while walking to a mosque with her friends.
According to the event page, "While the incident has yet to be labeled a hate crime, right now in America, Black Muslim women, especially those from marginalized communities are continuously targeted and attacked with malicious intent. Hate crime against Muslim... Read more about Standing Against Violence: Boston Vigil #JusticeforNabra
The Film Festival is back! But this time, we are looking at love and romance in Jewish films. The screening of "Fill the Void" was met with great success! Join us for our next film with curated discussion and refreshmants!
As it's title suggests, "Arranged" follows two young New York women, one Jewish and one Muslim. When confronted with arranged marriages, they find comfort, companionship and solace in the burden of their common, outmoded destiny. The acting performances of this romantic comedy are compelling and enchanting.
Come to the Follen Church in Lexington to learn how three Muslim Americans have experienced the past several months of political discourse, including the anti-Muslim sentiments stirred up during the presidential campaign.Panelists:
-Aishah Abdul-Musawwir, Library Media Specialist, Cambridge Public...Read more about Being a Muslim in the US These Days: A Panel Discussion
The Common Street Spiritual Center is bringing together Jews, Christians, Muslims and others who are interested to learn more about these three Abrahamic faiths in a spirit of respect, appreciation, and love. This is the second trialogue and the theme is "Founders: Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad."
Dr. Kecia Ali (Boston University), Rev. Brent Newberry (First Baptist of Worcester), and Alison Kur (Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley) will present for 15 minutes each about the founders of their faiths. Shaheen Akhtar (Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland) will moderate our Q & A.
Come join and be... Read more about Abrahamic Trialogue
This training will be facilitated by Quabbin Mediation:
Training Active Bystanders 2-hour Workshop
Creating Safety in Contentious Times
If you are a bystander witnessing a harmful situation, you have a choice to make. Do you do something? What do you do?
Training Active Bystanders (TAB) helps participants...
Cambridge Community Ramadan Iftar open to everyone, featuring local politicians and community members including Cambridge vice mayor Marc McGovern and Cambridge City Councillor Nadeem Mazen. This event presents an opportunity for community members to get to know one another and their local representatives.
People of all faiths and shared values are welcome to join a press conference, sponsored by the Massachusetts Communities Action Network, to condemn the hate filled Presidential Orders of the past week. The faith community of Massachusetts is standing together calling for the state to be a place of sanctuary and solidarity. We applaud our Mayors who have come out in support of all of our neighbors and will be calling on the Governor to stand with us as well.Read more about Interfaith Solidarity Proclamation Press Conference
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.