Past Events

Connection Beyond Conflict: Interfaith Solidarity and Peacemaking in the Holy Land – 11/08/2018
History has shown that fear, prejudice and violence develops in communities isolated by religion and politics. Yet our religious traditions
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NY Children: One Photographer Seeks to Connect All of Humanity and Heal the World – 10/23/2018
Inspired by the simple idea that meeting your neighbors promotes peace, Danny Goldfield set out to photograph one child from every country on
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Profs Professing Publicly: Embracing a Religious Identity in Academia – 09/20/2018
We heard from some notable MIT faculty members about how they have navigated being religious while achieving a successful career
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Fact and Faith: A Meditation on Science and Religion with Alan Lightman – 4/24/2018
We were joined by acclaimed author and notable MIT personality Alan Lightman as he discussed his newest book Searching for
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The Islamic Jesus: A bridge between Islam, Christianity—and even Judaism – 2/15/2018
Religious tensions between Islam, Christianity and Judaism are some of the most complex, consequential and ominous challenges in today’s global
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How We Gather: New Communities Of Meaning and Belonging – 11/16/2017
We were joined by Angie Thurston, Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School and co-author of howwegather.org, as she charted the
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Science, Religion and the Human Brain with ‘Science Mike’ – 10/5/2017
We heard from Mike McHargue, the Christian turned atheist turned mystic. Science destroyed his faith and then helped him to rebuild
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PROFS PROFESSING PUBLICLY: Embracing a Religious Identity in Academia – 9/26/2017
We heard from some notable MIT faculty members about how they have navigated being religious while achieving a successful career
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Connection Beyond Conflict: Interfaith Solidarity and Peacemaking in the Holy Land – November 8, 2018

History has shown that fear, prejudice and violence develops in communities isolated by religion and politics. Yet our religious traditions can also contain the keys to love, empathy and peacemaking. The Abrahamic Reunion is a group of spiritual and religious leaders dedicated to uplifting human consciousness and building peace in the Holy Land by opening hearts to the love and wisdom of all spiritual traditions.

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NY Children: One Photographer Seeks to Connect All of Humanity and Heal the World – October 23, 2018

Inspired by the simple idea that meeting your neighbors promotes peace, Danny Goldfield set out to photograph one child from every country on earth and find them all living in his hometown, New York City. Danny told his story of going to unfamiliar neighborhoods and showing up at churches, mosques, restaurants, hair salons, any place he could find to ask for help with the project.

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Profs Professing Publicly: Embracing a Religious Identity in Academia – September 20, 2018

We heard from some notable MIT faculty members about how they have navigated being religious while achieving a successful career in the top levels of academia.

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Fact and Faith: A Meditation on Science and Religion with Alan Lightman – April 24, 2018

We were joined by acclaimed author and notable MIT personality Alan Lightman as he discussed his newest book Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine.

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The Islamic Jesus: A bridge between Islam, Christianity—and even Judaism – February 15, 2018

Religious tensions between Islam, Christianity and Judaism are some of the most complex, consequential and ominous challenges in today’s global community. Mustafa Akyol, a prominent Turkish journalist and Muslim intellectual, offers an unexpected possibility for building bridges between the three Abrahamic faiths: the Islamic Jesus—that is Jesus as he shows up in the Qur’an. We heard about and discussed the “provocative,” “timely and important” insights from Akyol’s new book The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims.

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How We Gather: New Communities Of Meaning and Belonging – November 16, 2017

We were joined by Angie Thurston, Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School and co-author of howwegather.org, as she charted the rapidly changing culture of religious identity and practice among rising generations in America. She illustrated how a new landscape of meaningful communities – from CrossFit to coworking spaces – is replicating traditionally religious functions.

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Science, Religion and the Human Brain with ‘Science Mike’ – 10/5/2017

We heard from Mike McHargue, the Christian turned atheist turned mystic. Science destroyed his faith and then helped him to rebuild it in a whole new way. His novel approach to integrating science, religion and spirituality–which draws on insights from neuroscience and cosmology–has gathered him hundreds of thousands of podcast subscribers from all across the religious-secular spectrum.

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PROFS PROFESSING PUBLICLY: Embracing a Religious Identity in Academia – 9/26/2017

We heard from some notable MIT faculty members about how they have navigated being religious while achieving a successful career in the top levels of academia. 

Kamal Youcef-Toumi – Course 2 – Muslim

Hazel Sive – Course 7 – Jewish

Linda Griffith – Course 20 – Christian

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