Faith Communities

The Faith Communities Working Group strives to be a conduit for local faith communities and RISE, in order to share information and events that foster relationships and develop our inter-connectedness across faith traditions.

Upcoming events in our local faith communities

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October 22,  2-4 pm

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization present the next teach in of the series “Out of Many One” at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline. Click here to RSVP.

October 24, 7:00 – 8:30

The city of Boston’s Resilience and Racial Equality office is hosting an evening conversation at, Holy Name parish in West Roxbury.

The Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Racial Equity will facilitate the first
faith-based Conversation on Race at Finn Hall, Holy Name Parish, West Roxbury with assistance from Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, the Stratford Street United Church, and Theodore Parker Unitarian Universalist Church.

Join West Roxbury residents and guests from other neighborhoods for this free opportunity to connect, learn and take action.

October 24, 5:30 – 7:00

Harvard Divinity School presents Noah Bullock of Cristosal in a discussion “Responsibility to Others: Transitional Justice in El Salvador”.

For more information visit HDS’ public events calendar here

November 11, 8:30 – 12:30

Mass Interfaith Power and Light hosts a Sustainable House of Worship workshop at the United Parish of Brookline.

For more information visit the Mass Interfaith Power and Light website here

November  17, 11:30 – 5:30

Association of Interreligious and Interfaith Studies hosts its first workshop at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting.

For more information visit the cvent page for the event here


 Faith Issues in the News

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  • “Muslim and Jewish communities bond amid fear.” Read the article here from The Boston Globe
  • “After playing all season, Maryland girl held out of basketball game for wearing a hijab.” Read the article here from the Washington Post
  • “Post-election spate of hate crimes worse than post-9/11, experts say.” Read the article here from USA Today
  • “Cardinal O’Malley addresses immigration.” Read the article and letter here from The Boston Globe
  • A Statement of Prayer from the Black Ministerial Alliance for our Community, our City, our Commonwealth and our Country. Read the statement here

 Boston Area Interfaith Organizations

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Greater Boston Interfaith Organization

Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center

Mass Community Actions Network

Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland

Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries

Pluralism Project

American Friends Service Committee

Ecumenical Social Action Committee

Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston

Refugee Immigration Ministries

Boston Workmen’s Circle

MA Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action

Mass Interfaith Power and Light

Jewish Climate Action Network

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