On Sunday, September 28 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm, the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry will hold a unique event at which you can come learn what’s happening at the oldest place of worship in Roxbury and at one of the newest! We will start at the First Church in Roxbury, founded in 1632. Explore the 1804 meetinghouse, climb up to the steeple for a stunning view of downtown Boston, ring the Paul Revere bell, and participate in a scavenger hunt to learn the history of a congregation that helped to establish Harvard College, founded Roxbury Latin School, and played an important role in our Revolutionary war. Learn, too, about the many ways in which the UUUM, stewards of the First Church, put our faith into action through direct service, education and outreach to Roxbury and surrounding communities.
We will then walk down the hill to tour the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, the largest mosque in New England and a dynamic cultural center. A minibus will also be available for those who prefer not to walk. Our tour guide will speak to the architectural and spiritual features of the Center. We will also learn about Islam and the Boston Muslim community and have an opportunity to discuss how we can all foster interfaith dialogue.
If you are able to help organize carpools for this event, please contact Chris Nelson.