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“The Demise of the Evangelical Christian Church and the need for Multiracial Solidarity” with Edward Carson

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
The church — both the Negro church and the white church cannot fully reconcile their racial differences because at the heart of their differences exist capitalism. It was capitalism that transformed the Negro church after 1970 from an agent seeking radical change to one procuring materialism. And because churches love capitalism, they continue to fall short of being revolutionary change agents. Capitalism promotes racism and divides the Black and white working class from an achievable world. The white church fails at transforming the weak, poor, and oppressed in their space. While “some” provide food and shelter, they have yet to challenge the status of oppression that keeps the soup lines open. Others, including the Black church, have conformed to blaming those who struggle or desire to identify themselves in a non-normative and non-binary capacity, often giving in to the solution of liberalism, as a measure in which capitalism favors them and their paternalism.
 
Edward Carson was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. He is an independent historian, history teacher, Dean of Multicultural Education at The Governor’s Academy, and activist. His research looks at race, religion, and Black thought, particularly W. E. B. Du Bois.
 
 
Performance by Abilities Dance Boston
 

Join us for lunch after the program.

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium.

Small elevator, wheelchair accessible.

CCB is located near the Orange line-Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops.
On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 199 Clarendon Street.
Discount Vouchers available for parking in the garage.

Community Church of Boston is located at 565 Boylston Street, 2nd fl., Boston, MA 02116. For more information go to our website at www.communitychurchofboston.org or email us at info@communitychurchofboston.org

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