Ears to Hear: Learning to Listen in a Divided World
Week 5 -- What have we heard?
Sunday, April 2, 5 p.m. Compline, 5:30 p.m. Soup Supper & Discussion
As a final listening "practicum" participants are encouraged to attend one of several opportunities in the Westford area to meet and listen to our Muslim neighbors.
Meet Your Muslim Neighbors Program- Movie Screening of "Prince Among Slaves": Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the JV Fletcher Library in Westford. Please join us for a viewing of the film "Prince Among Slaves' and a post film discussion with your Muslim neighbors. We will learn about early American Muslims, challenge stereotypes, and examine different facets of Muslim identity. "Prince Among Slaves" recounts the true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into slavery in the American South. After 40 years of enslavement, he finally regained his freedom, became a national celebrity, and dined in the White House. This is an incredible story about an incredible man who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or his hope for freedom." Free. Drop in.
Open Mosque Day, Islamic Society of Greater Lowell, Sunday April 2, 3- 6 p.m. at 131 Stedman St., Unit 9 & 10, Chelmsford, MA 01824, www.lsgl.org, 978-978-5552, walk-ins welcome. The afternoon includes presentations on "Islam 101" on 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., an introduction to prayer at 5:15 p.m., and an invitation to observe prayer at 5:30 p.m. There will also be mosque tours, an educational exhibit, "Try a Hijab," henna, face painting, and refreshments.
St. Mark's has also received an invitation for members of our congregation to attend a program on Transforming Angst to Action: Working for Sustainable Change, on Saturday April 1, 2017 , 10am at the Pike School 34 Sunset Rock Rd, Andover, MA 01810 from our Muslim neighbors to join them for a discussion regarding the current state of affairs and how us, Americans, can help to ameliorate the status quo. Furthermore, learn about an impressive, passionate, women-led organization, Muslim Advocates https://www.muslimadvocates.org/. Muslim Advocates are a National legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the front lines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths. RSVP at http://evite.me/5kPSnh2qrt.