Despite the persistent stereotypes that cast Muslim women as passive and voiceless, the historical record and contemporary contexts attest to a very different reality. In this lecture, we will dive into the rich trove of Muslim women's history, ancient and modern, to explore the many spheres of women's leadership. From towering women figures in the domain of religion, to major civilizational achievements lead by women philanthropists, to the multiple contexts wherein Muslim women have become heads of state and major global actors and activists, we will ask: What factors...
In Words to Live By: Sacred Sources for Interreligious Engagement (Orbis Books, 2018) a group of distinguished scholars, educators, and activists from Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, and Humanist traditions, provide their response to this pressing question.
Join us for a conversation over a meal on how we can bring ourselves closer to a larger, inclusive community.
Potluck assignments for last names A – R: Appetizer / S – Z: Dessert. Bring enough to just share amongst a table. Follow up email will be sent prior to date of event! For questions, please contact: email@example.com
Sponsored by Temple Beth Shalom, First Parish in Needham Unitarian Universalist, Bahá’i Community of Needham, Congregational Church of Needham, Presbyterian Church of Needham, Needham Diversity Initiative, Needham Human Rights Committee and Cooperative Metropolitan... Read more about At My Neighbor's Table: A Vegetarian Potluck on Cultural Appropriation and Appreciation
The often contentious conversation on immigration that is raging at every level of government raises the question of who we are as a nation, how we've arrived at this present moment, and what our future looks like. For this reason, we are partnering with the Vilna Shul and the JCC of Greater Boston on Thursday, October 4, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM to present "... Read more about Immigration: Then and Now
Since its inception in 2011, the Peace Conference at Rolling Ridge has served as an important platform for healthy dialogue and inspirational hope. Diverse speakers over the years have addressed issues of peace-making, Earth tending, and interfaith reverence. This year during their 8th Annual Peace Conference, they will look at the spiritual foundations of environmental justice in the Abrahamic faith tradition. During the Saturday afternoon plenary, interfaith environmental leaders will share about the importance of creation care in their tradition and then discuss the common roots that unite... Read more about The Tie that Binds: Creation Care & Interfaith Dialogue
Abby Stein is a transgender activist raised in a Hasidic family. She became a Rabbi before coming out as a transgender woman and leaving the Hasidic world. The program will include an intergenerational panel discussion, exploring spirituality and the transgender experience across generations.
This is a free event hosted by The Lesbians of Color Symposium (LOCS) Collective
An alternative spirituality panel discussion featuring spiritual advocates, soul advisors, healers and practitioners.
An evening of community discussing the intersectionalities of being a spiritual and/or religious , queer and a person of color.
What does spirtuality and religion mean to you ? How do we discover and maintain our spirtual and/or religious connections? We bring it all to the table . Let's Talk.
Special Guest Speaker and Moderator: Ciarra Jones,... Read more about Talk Queer Spirituality To Me by The Lesbians of Color Symposium (LOCS) Collective, Inc
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world fast from sunup to sundown. They break their fasts with an iftar – a dinner with their families and often with their friends and broader communities. Follenites and about 25 Turkish Muslims associated with the Peace Islands Institute in Boston will come together for this iftar for all ages. At sundown, about 8:15, you can expect some Turkish cuisine, as well as dishes from Follen folks. RSVPs are very helpful but not required. Childcare will... Read more about An Interfaith and Intergenerational Iftar
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.
Open Meeting @ First Church Boston: 7-8:30
Vigil @ Boston Public Garden: 8:30-9
As American Jews our hearts are broken as we see the Israeli military choosing to fire live ammunition at Palestinians taking a stand for their basic human rights. We mourn the unnecessary loss of life amidst this extremely powerful and inspiring moment of Palestinian resistance. Our blood is boiling watching our government celebrate moving the Embassy - a careless and provocative act - while Palestinians are massacred just miles away on the Gaza border.
We will be holding our heartbreak together, using the... Read more about Open Meeting & Vigil: Boston Jewish Community Healing & Mourning
Please join us for an iftar and speak-out the day after Malcolm X Day! We invite you to share your experiences and stories of resistance in order to build a stronger community. All -- Muslim and non, fasting or not -- are welcome.
To honor the legacies of activist ancestors -- especially Malcolm X -- who spoke out against injustice, we invite those who have experienced abusive policing, surveillance, or profiling as national security threats to share your story in a way that feels comfortable to you. In addition to food and a warm community, we'll have art supplies and an open mic!
Join us... Read more about MJL Iftar / Malcolm X SpeakOut
Celebrate the spirit of multi-culturalism of our town with Holi, the festival of colors! Holi (/holi/; Sanskrit: होली Holi) is a spring festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent, also known as the "festival of colors" or the "festival of love". The festival signies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.
There will be eco-friendly dry powdered color available for all, Bollywood music, and delicious Indian food for purchase.
This is a FREE event (... Read more about Holi Festival
Join the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (RSIP) and CJP for an unforgettable evening dedicated to creating an inclusive Jewish community. We’ll celebrate the progress of our current Congregational Partners and Affiliates, and we’ll welcome new synagogues
This free evening will feature a panel of speakers that will include insights from Kitty Dukakis and former Governor Michael Dukakis. We will discuss the importance of destigmatizing mental illness and how our synagogues can best support people and their families affected by mental health issues.
Dietary laws will be observed. This... Read more about Celebrating Inclusion: Opening Doors to Jewish Community
Mayor Marc McGovern and Councillor Sumbul Siddiqui cordially invited you to join the Cambridge Community Iftar on Tuesday June 5th at 7:00 pm at City Hall.
All are welcome! Iftar is the daily meal at sunset to break the fast during the month of Ramadan, which begins this year on May 15 and will end on the evening of June 14. The program will include a welcome from the City, guest speakers, a musical performance, and a delicious meal.
7:00- 8:15 pm: Music & Remarks (Council Chamber, 2nd Floor)
8:18 pm: Adhan at sunset (call to prayer)
8:30 pm: Iftar (breaking the fast) and Dinner,... Read more about Cambridge Community Iftar
Please join us for our sixth Abrahamic Trialogue for Jews, Christians, Muslims, and others! In the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during daylight hours. The Iftar is the fast-breaking meal that begins when the sun goes down. We invite you to bring your families and children to the program and the meal!
7pm Program and Dialogue
Our Theme: “Charity”
8:30pm Iftar (Dinner)
Our program will feature three presentations on the theme of charity, an essential part of each Abrahamic religion. As an act of charity, we will pool donations for those suffering in Syria, with three charity options: The... Read more about Interfaith Dialogue and Iftar Celebration