February 6th, 2012 | Posted by: Chris Stedman
Hey friends! It’s that time again: Harvard Interfaith Awareness Week.
This year’s truly excellent slate of events kicks off tonight with the annual celebration of the life and message of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our speaker this year is the wonderful Rami Nashashibi, Executive Director of Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) in Chicago — an organization I’ve had the good fortune of working with in the past. IMAN does incredible work and I’m so excited to see Rami speak tonight.
Tomorrow, the Pluralism Project and the Center for the Study of World Religions are co-hosting a panel on the concept of common ground in interfaith work, featuring Francis X Clooney, Whittney Barth, Dr. Jenny Peace, Latifa Ali, and Chris Stedman (the first four panelists are great folks who do important work, but I’m not so sure about that last one). Also, if the panelists and/or topic don’t entice you, there will be free food! Check out the Facebook event for more information.
On Thursday there will be an interfaith arts festival put on by the awesome student leaders of the Harvard Interfaith Council, and on Friday the Pluralism Project is hosting a screening of my good friend Valarie Kaur’s brilliant film Divided We Fall. You can find more info on both of these events here.
Capping off the week on Saturday will be HUNGERally, the first ever attempt to bring together interfaith efforts on college and university campuses across Boston. I’ve been working with Boston University, Boston College, MIT, Fisher College, Brandeis University, Tufts University, and Gordon College to plan this event, which will be a canned food drive and a rally against hunger featuring hunger-relief activists and community leaders, as well as students representing a wide range of religious and non-religious perspectives. I’m co-emceeing this event, and would love to see you there! Click here for more information.
Click here for a full listing of the week’s amazing line-up of events. Hope to see you at one (or all!) of these programs.