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2011-2020 Events
January 23 Winter Potluck Dinner
    Honoring Haitian Culture & Courage
    Hearing Haitian Voices ... History .. Culture .. Catastrophe
    keynote speech by Dr. Regine Jean-Charles, Assistant Professor, Boston College

March 27 Thirteenth Annual Peg Kerwin Program
  Building the Multifaith Youth Movement
  Presentations by three Massachusetts based interfaith youth leadership programs:
  (1) Interfaith Actionís Youth Leadership Program, (2) Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries' Interfaith
  Youth Initiative, and (3) The Anti-Defamation League of New Englandís Camp IF

April 10
Many WWIAG Leaders and friends attended "Middle East Harmonies: A Musical Dialogue Between Arab and Israeli Cultures," presented by the Zamir Chorale of Boston, instrumentalists Bustan Abraham, and selected soloists, at Sanders Theater, Cambridge MA. WWIAG was named as one of the event's Community Partners.

June 9 Annual Meeting and Pot-Luck Dinner

    Mr. Bharat Dave and Dr. Bijoy Misra

November 2 Fall Lecture
  Why Multifaith? What Does That Look Like?

    Dean Victor Kazanjian, Wellesley College

November 8 Answering Childrenís Questions About Their Own Faith & the Faiths of Others!
    Dr. Brita Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology,
    Andover Newton Theological School

January 29 Mid Winter Potluck
    Bringing different faiths together for Fellowship, Conversation & Nourishment
    "Are We All Pilgrims on a Quest?" Film Discussion with Carol Shedd, Former Director
      of Outreach at The Center for Middle East Studies at Harvard

March 27 Fourteenth Annual Peg Kerwin Program
  The Future of Faith"
  Dr. Harvey J. Cox, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Divinity School

June 14 Annual Meeting and Pot-Luck Dinner
  Festival of Festivals

    A program about the many different celebrations associated with our multifaith community
    from a gustatory point of view!

January 27 Winter Potluck Dinner
    Traces of the Trade
    Film and discussion by Dain and Constance Perry former Weston residents. The film which
    explores the "triangle trade" opens a fascinating and important window on the role of salve
    trade in New England's history.

March 10 Celebrating Weston's Diversity
  A multi-cultural potluck dinner and program honoring Weston's 300th birthday and
  WWIAG's 25th Anniversary.
  Keynote speaker was Dr. Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies,
  Harvard University

June 13 Annual Meeting and Pot-Luck Dinner
  My Neighbor's Faith: Golden Rules for our New Interreligious Reality

    Gregory Mobley, Professor of Christian Bible at Andover Newton Theological School

November 14 Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family*
    Susan Katz Miller discussed her book. A Joint program Weston Public Library.

November 24 Wayland's annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service
    * a joint program with the Weston public library.

January 26 Mid-Winter Potluck
    Reflections on Hinduism
    Vaishali Gupta, Hindu Chaplain at Wellesley College

March 23 Annual Peg Kerwin Program
  BESA: The Promise (86 minute film)
  Johanna Neumann, whose family was hidden by the Albanians and who is featured in this
  extraordinary film, was with us.

May 15 Annual Meeting and Pot-Luck Dinner
  Fire and Water How these elements play a role in many faiths

    Bilal Mirza, Imam at The Islamic Center of Boston, Alana Alpert, Jewish Intern at Temple Shir Tikiva,     Regina Walton, Episcopal Priest at St. Peters Church

November 23 Wayland's annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service

January 25 Mid-Winter Potluck
    Food For The Soul
    Traditional dishes from our various ethnic backgrounds were shared and explained

March 25 Annual Peg Kerwin Program
  Training Peacemakers in our Fractious World
  Presented by Alain Lempereur, Slifka Professor and Director of the Coexistence and Conflict
  Program at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.

May 17 Annual Meeting and Pot-Luck Dinner
  Games for a New Climate

    Pablo Suarez and Janot Mendler de Suarez.
    An interactive program on the global effects of climate change.

October 18 Movie "David"
    Discussion facilitated by Dr. Asif Razvi, member and past president of The Islamic Center of Boston,
    and Rabbi Jen Gubitz of Shir Tikva followed the showing of the film.

April 19 Annual Peg Kerwin Program
  Sharia Law
  Shaykh Yasir F. Fahmy, Imam at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.

October 30 Fall Program
  Faith Ed: Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance
  Linda Wertheimer speaks about her book and lead a panel discussion on the promise and challenge of
  teaching the world's religions in America's public school

January 29 Winter Pot-Luck Dinner
  Interfaith Music program
  Musical Traditions from each faith community featuring: musician/composer Lev Friedman,
  Rabbinic Intern, Shir Tikva, Wayland; Abdou Adam and 4 musicians from The Noor Ensemble;
  and Reverend Lisa Durkee, Congregational Church, Weston.

April 27 Annual Peg Kerwin Program
  Discrimination: Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Racism* - What can be done to foster
  understanding of "the other" and why that understanding is crucial to a democratic society.
  Panel Members: Andrew Tarsy, former Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League of
  New England; Dr. John Robbins, Executive Director of The Council on American-Islamic Relations,
  Massachusetts (CAIR); Reverend Liz Walker, Minister at Roxbury Presbyterian Church;
  Diane Moore, Director of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard University.

October 22 Empowering Women, an Interfaith Panel Discussion
  Panel Members: Celene Ibrahim, M.Div. Muslim Chaplain, Tufts University.
  Ilana Krakowski Rabbinical Student, Hebrew College.
  Lynn Cooper Catholic Chaplain, Tufts University.
  Rev. Viola P. Morris-Buchanan Pastor, Allen AME Church, Providence, RI.
    * a joint program with Weston PTO.

January 28 Mid Winter Pot-Luck Dinner
  Musical presentation by The Tufts Jackson Jills, Tufts Oldest All-female A Capella Group, est. 1963
  "Our sisterhood and strong alumni ties have created (and continue to create) a network of
  passionate, warm, and intelligent women who are not only talented performers, but friends."

May 8 WWIAG's 30th Anniversary
  Does Pluralism Have a Future?
  Dr. Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard.

October 21 Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross*
  A film by Roger Lyons: Finding Hope in Hitler's Death Camps to Inspire a New Generation.
    * a joint program with Wayland High School.

January 27 Mid Winter Pot-Luck Dinner
  Musical Presentations by Sikh youth from The New England Sikh Study Circle, Westborough ,
  who sang'shabads' (divine wisdom)on the ideas of thankfulness, peace and unity, and
  contemporary and traditional moves to Bollywood's favorite hits by Babson College students.

May 2 Annual Peg Kerwin Program
  "New" Americans and their "Old" Countries - should the cord be cut?
  Dr. Adil Haider, Dean Medical College, The Agha Khan University, Pakistan.

October 27 Understanding American Muslims
  Asima Silva, Co-founder of EnjoinGood.org.

January 26 Mid-Winter Celebration of Songs and Musical Performances
  Including offerings from the tradition of Klezmer music. Featuring Yoni Battat and his Two-Shekel Band
  as well as tunes performed by song/guitar duo, Rabbi Louis Polisson and Gabriella Feingold.
  Two-Shekel Swing is a Boston-based ensemble whose transcendent music,rhythmic drive and soulful
  character are universally easy to love.