Programs take place on the second Wednesday of the month, in the Lower Meeting House. Lunch and business meeting begin at noon followed by the speaker's presentation at 1pm. Bring a bag lunch; drinks and desserts are provided. All are welcome.
October 11, 2017: “A Plum Island Mystery.”
Marise Fraser tells the story of 1896 when a young woman dies suddenly on Plum Island. A mystery just in time for Halloween.
September 13, 2017: Facts versus Fiction About Islam
American Muslims have actively contributed to all facets of American life and culture for the past 80 years. Why then is so little known about this group? According to the PEW Research Center, nearly half of U.S. adults (49%) do not personally know a Muslim. As the recent U.S. political rhetoric has called for stringent measures against Muslims, the need to understand and separate the religious teachings of Islam from the radical actions of “fringe groups” is critical in ensuring the future of 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide. Afroz Khan, a resident of Newburyport, MA and member of the Islamic Center of Boston Wayland will present a general overview of Islam and what it means to be a Muslim. A short video will be shown, highlighting Facts versus Fiction about Islam.
After the presentation, audience participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their perspectives for an open discussion on this topic.