Sunday, April 5, is Easter, but Saturday also marks the start of Passover for the Jewish faith. On Tuesday, Rabbi Robert Goldstein held the 18th annual model Seder for Merrimack College students to show them the roots of the Last Supper.
Panelists for a symposium on Freedom of Speech, Religion, and the Press that met March 25 as part of Merrimack College’s Social Justice Week agreed terrorism against the media can’t be justified socially or religiously, even when newspaper stories or cartoons are offensive.
Merrimack College Professor Joseph Kelley, director of the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations, talks about the attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 11 people dead, allegedly in response to its satirical treatment of the Prophet Muhammed.
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna and Imam Khalid Latif told the story of their unlikely friendship as the Jewish and Muslim chaplains at NYU. Joined by Iqra Iftikhar ’14 and Yaniv Havusha, Resident Director, it was an afternoon of storytelling to create bridges of understanding. Now on YouTube!
Shareda Hosein, of Quincy, laid a carpet on the floor of the new Common Prayer Room on the second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center to perform the zuhr prayer, which is one of the five daily prayers for Muslims Wednesday.