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Anti-Semitic Incidents Jumped 42 Percent in Massachusetts in 2017

Reports of Anti-Semitic incidents rose 42 percent in Massachusetts in 2017 and are up 254 percent since 2015, according to new data released by the […]

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Anti-Semitism Is Increasing in New England

The number of anti-Semitic instances in New England rose 32 percent from last year, according to new data released by the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL […]

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How Reverend Mariama White-Hammond Is Bridging Boston’s Racial Divide

The Reverend Mariama White-Hammond grew up straddling Boston’s racial divide. Now, she’s hoping an environmental crisis can bring us all together.

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Muslim Community Leaders Appreciate Boston’s Anti-Islamophobia Poster Campaign

In 1976, Malik Khan came to Boston for his graduate studies at MIT, and he has called Boston home ever since. Khan is a Bostonian, […]

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Cardinal O’Malley: Catholics Can Eat Corned Beef on St. Patrick’s Day

Boston’s Catholics find themselves in quite a predicament this year. Though St. Patrick’s Day is typically celebrated with a hearty feast of corned beef and cabbage […]

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Dudley Residents Push Back Against Proposed Muslim Cemetery

Residents in Dudley are pushing back against a proposal by the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester that would create the largest Muslim cemetery in the […]

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Church of Scientology Buys New Allston Headquarters for $15 Million

The Church of Scientology is moving its New England headquarters to Allston. The Church purchased an office building at 212-214 Lincoln Street, as well as several […]

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The Shande of Sharon

The long, strange tale of how a fateful encounter and a shameful secret ruined Rabbi Barry Starr.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like an Atheist Christmas

There won’t be a nativity scene on hand, a Menorah likely won’t be lit up each night, and Bible scriptures about Jesus’ resurrection won’t be […]

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Throwback Thursday: A Troublemaker Arrives to Boston

On September 18, 1634, Anne Hutchinson arrived in Boston. The future icon had already been labeled a troublemaker. By the time Hutchinson left England for Massachusetts Bay Colony, […]

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Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine Protests Planned in Copley Square

Things could come to a head as two planned protests about the situation unfolding in Gaza are scheduled to take place in Copley Square on […]

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Throwback Thursday: The First Salem ‘Witch’ Is Executed

Verily do I remind you on this Throwback Thursday that on June 10, 1692, in the place of Salem, Massachusetts, a woman was put to death for the crime […]

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Pope Francis Is Planning a Meeting with Abuse Victims

Pope Francis announced this weekend that, with the help of Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley, he plans to hold a meeting with victims of sexual abuse in […]

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Selling God

Once the church of intellectual rock stars and progressive New Englanders, Unitarian Universalism has struggled in recent times to convince people they need it. So the church did what any modern business would: It hired an ad team.

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Why Harvard Refused to Ban the Black Mass

There’s a lot that’s telling about the relationship between universities and religions in the way the Harvard administration reacted to the uproar over the planned reenactment […]