Religion

By - 2/15/19 - 5:17 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday convicted Sean Devlin, 35, of North Reading, for a 2017 incident on the Orange Line in which he screamed anti-Muslim slurs at a hijab-wearing woman returning home from a prayer service and then attacked her as she fled the train. Read more.

By - 2/15/19 - 4:59 pm

For the fourth year in a row today, Ralph Gants, chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, joined member of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury for their mid-day prayers. In remarks after the prayers, Gants said: Read more.

By - 1/6/19 - 7:13 pm
Jesus, what a billboard

A billboard that declares only Christians can know God has blown up West Roxbury and Roslindale Facebook groups over the past couple of days, with posts from people saying we all need more Jesus in our lives alternating with posts with non-Christians and others who object to the in-your-face-message and posts from people who say everybody should just get over it. Read more.

By - 12/6/18 - 10:26 pm
Relighting the Cambridge Common menorah

Photo by Ron Newman

Ron Newman attended a ceremony on Cambridge Common tonight where residents and officials honored the people who put a large menorah back up Sunday afternoon after some guy on a bike went to the effort to knock it down. Read more.

By - 12/2/18 - 8:20 pm
By - 11/28/18 - 9:09 am

Brookline Police report their Boston counterparts found a large menorah at Church and Weld streets in West Roxbury this morning that had been stolen from Temple Emeth at the Putterham rotary in South Brookline, about a mile away. The case is under investigation.

WBZ reports the menorah, normally mounted outside the temple's main entrance, weighs 300 pounds.

By - 11/3/18 - 10:14 am

The Globe reports 14 members of the group IfNotNow were arrested for a sit-in at the Mass. Republican headquarters on Merrimac Street. Read more.

By - 10/29/18 - 9:30 pm

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions was in town today for a little chat with a local chapter of the Federalist Society, which has been busy preparing lists of judges for Trump to appoint. Religion New Service reports on an attempt by two local ministers, one from the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, to try to remind him what the Bible says about religious liberty.

By - 10/28/18 - 3:02 pm
Tree of Life vigil on Boston Common

Carpundit was among the hundreds at the Parkman Bandstand to honor the memory of the Pittsburgh synagogue victims and to stand in solidarity with the survivors.

By - 10/27/18 - 10:03 pm

Several Boston-area Jewish groups are organizing a vigil at the Parkman Bandstand at 2 p.m. on Sunday, following today's murder of 11 by an anti-Semite with an AR-15: Read more.

By - 8/22/18 - 1:33 pm
Proposed flag for City Hall Plaza

From Shurtleff's request to the city.

Hal Shurtleff, a West Roxbury resident and former John Birch Society member, is suing the city for refusing to let him fly a flag with a prominent cross on on one of the three flagpoles at City Hall Plaza for a pro-Christian event he wants to hold on City Hall Plaza on Sept. 17. Read more.

By - 8/10/18 - 4:16 pm

Cardinal Sean O'Malley today announced changes at St. John's Seminary in Brighton: Read more.

By - 6/30/18 - 3:06 pm
Mennonites

Members of the Mendon Mennonite Church gathered on the grass near the Brewer Fountain today to belt out some gospel songs.

By - 6/20/18 - 11:02 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the financial crisis at St. Ann and St. Brendan.

By - 5/15/18 - 10:32 pm

In both English and Spanish, state Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) issued a statement this afternoon:

I’ve heard from members of our community about remarks made by a priest during mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church last Sunday that were disparaging toward Colombian residents of East Boston. I am appalled at the nature of these comments ...

Read more.

By - 5/8/18 - 11:23 pm
End is here at Forest Hills

This woman moved around the upper busway at Forest Hills this afternoon, proclaiming the end was no longer nigh, it was here. She spent some time on the sidewalk and some time in the busway itself, proclaiming a warning or promise to people who mostly tuned her out. At one point, she stood at the edge of the 36/37 berth and continued to give witness even after both buses left and the berth was completely empty.

By - 4/4/18 - 9:20 am

Through 6 p.m., Old South Church will be broadcasting King speeches, in memorial for the 50th anniversary of his assassination. At 6, around the time King was fatally shot, the loudspeakers will fall silent and the church bells will ring in his memory.

King in Boston.
King's link to Boston's abolitionist past.