In the Glorious Qur’an, Allah, Most High, says, (Those who believe, and migrate and strive in Allah’s cause, with their goods and their persons, have the highestrank in the sight of Allah: they are indeed the successful people. Their…
A large crowd gathered Thursday night at the South Congregational Church in Springfield to partake in an interfaith prayer service, offering support and expressing solidarity with the city’s immigrant community.
The event comes on the heels of an announcement on June 16 that the church, along with five other congregations, will pursue the establishment of sanctuary spaces in their buildings for undocumented immigrants and families in danger of deportation….MORE: MASSLIVE.COM
WEST SPRINGFIELD – The pubic is invited to an April 5 interfaith discussion at the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts that concludes a group study of an award-winning book written by an English-born rabbi about the need to lessen intolerance among religious faiths. The concluding gathering for Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ “Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence” includes dinner and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the society’s headquarters, 377 Amostown Road. It is sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Western Massachusetts, South Hadley’s Center Church, First Church Congregational, United Church of Christ, and the society….more: masslive.
SPRINGFIELD – In the wake of the bomb threat at the Springfield Jewish Community Center (JCC) on Friday, March 3, the Interfaith Council of Western Massachusetts has released a statement of solidarity with the Springfield JCC and the local Jewish…
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – More than 300 people, of different faiths, gathered at the Islamic Center of Western Massachusetts, Wednesday night, in solidarity to stand against hate…MORE wwlp.com
As Boston-area religious and cultural leaders, we are committed to building a community that embraces people of different beliefs and practices, including our Muslim neighbors and friends. This work is particularly important in the present political climate, in which some…
The Islamic Center of Western Massachusetts and Greenfield’s Second Congregational Church shared a meal as an expression of interfaith harmony on Friday. The Islamic Society invited members of the Franklin County church for a lunch of Pakistani-style food at the Islamic Society’s Mosque in West Springfield….MORE: wwlp.com
What is the Best Way to Fight Islamophobia?
- All the above (29%, 30 Votes)
- Being a real Muslim (26%, 27 Votes)
- Reaching out and Interfaith (23%, 24 Votes)
- Mosque open house (6%, 6 Votes)
- Du’aa (5%, 5 Votes)
- Ignore it (5%, 5 Votes)
- Hunger walk and Charity (3%, 3 Votes)
- Integratiton (2%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 103
Before an overflow crowd at the Islamic Center of Western Massachusetts, speakers from different faiths and from law enforcement on Thursday night spoke in support of followers of the Islamic faith and against those who commit acts of terror in the name of Islam.
More than 250 people packed the hall. Organizers continued to add seats throughout the program as more people entered the back of the hall.
The interfaith meeting was intended to bring people of different faiths together in the spirit of unity, and to push back against the wave of what was called “anti-Islamic rhetoric” in the media and even on the presidential stump by those who equate the religion with acts of Islamic extremists committing acts of terror….more: .masslive.