Posts filed under: wmcn support

Ways to offer support to our Muslim friends and neighbors

As many of you may know, the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland received hate mail. This is a place of worship for many of our Muslim friends and neighbors, some of whom live, work, and go to school here...

De-bunking the “Bathroom Bill”: Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bills in Massachusetts

Lately, transgender rights have been a hot topic in politics and in public discourse. Everything from President Obama’s recent directive for all public schools in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity,...

Building Bridges Iftar Broadens Our Understanding of Ramadan

On Wednesday, June 15th, the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland hosted, a “Building Bridges Iftar.” An Iftar is the breaking of the fast at sundown each evening during the month-long holiday of Ramadan. A small group from the Winchester...

The Network is a community partner with ADL 2016 Seder—A Nation of Immigrants

On Sunday, April 10, 2016 board members, friends, and staff from the Winchester Multicultural Network attended the Anti-Defamation League’s “A Nation of Immigrants” Community Seder held at UMass Boston. As the sun poured into the large ballroom where over 250...

Letter to Non-Muslim Allies

Dear Non-Muslim Allies, I am writing to you because it has gotten just that bad. I have found myself telling too many people about the advice given to me years ago by the late composer Herbert Brun, a German Jew...