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“The Culture of Despair” with Chris Hedges

When: Sunday, December 20, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

The rupture of social bonds throughout American society has created a culture of despair, one where individuals and groups seek affirmation in acts of self-destruction. How do we restore those bonds? And if we cannot what will it mean for the United States and the world?

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“The Genius of CCB: It’s Non-Sectarianism” with Rev. William Alberts

When: Sunday, August 23, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston
Virtual Program:
watch on Youtube
Sunday, August 23 at 11:00 am
“The Genius of CCB: It’s Non-Sectarianism” 
with Rev. William Alberts
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“Green Burial: The Environmentally Friendly Option” with Judith Lorei

When: Sunday, May 24, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: 565 Boylston St • Boston

Virtual Service:
Watch it Live on CCB's YouTube Channel

Green burial is a way to care for the dead with minimal environmental impact. Find out about the work of Green Burial Massachusetts and what we are doing to create options for green burial in Massachusetts.

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What is climate change & how can we stop it? with Richard Rosen

When: Sunday, April 26, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • 2nd Fl • Boston

Local Environmental Action 2020 Conference

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Northeastern University • 360 Huntington Ave. • Curry Student Center • Boston

Book Launch: A Planet to Win - Why We Need a Green New Deal

When: Friday, February 7, 2020, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Porter Square Books • 25 White Street • Cambridge

Please join us at Porter Square Books to welcome Alyssa Battistoni, Thea Riofrancos, and Daniel Aldana Cohen, co-authors of A Planet to Win, for a reading and discussion. This event is co-sponsored by the Democratic Socialists of America, Boston chapter.

In the twenty-first century, all politics are climate politics.

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Interfaith Summit on Climate Change, Extreme Weather and how to respond

When: Sunday, March 29, 2020, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: North American Indian Center of Boston • 105 South Huntington Ave. • Jamaica Plain

Take part in an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and how to respond. You are been invited to the 2020 Interfaith Summit hosted by CREW (Communities Responding to Extreme Weather). This summit aims to bring together various religious and spiritual communities from Boston and the surrounding area to engage in a discussion about climate change. Faith communities are integral to the resiliency of the Boston community.

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Neta Crawford on Climate Change, Pentagon Fuel Use, and the Costs of War

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl Street • Cambridge

"2020: Make or Break for Global Environment and Peace” with Mazin Qumsiyeh

When: Monday, January 13, 2020, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

We welcome back with open arms this engaging and celebrated Palestinian scientist, lecturer and activist. We thank our co-sponsors for hosting this event with us, as part of our 100th Anniversary Celebration.

Qumsiyeh will discuss the historical and geopolitical context on how we arrived at the junction where even climate change conferences end in admitted failure, conflicts rage in the Arab World, elite populists (Trump, Modi, Netanyahu) run powerful countries, and people follow like lemmings to the cliff. He articulates actions of mitigation and adaptation.

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Climate Change Impact on Vulnerable Communities

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Courtyard Boston Downtown Marriott • 275 Tremont Street • Boston

You are invited to join A Faith That Does Justice for a conversation with about how we can help those disproportionately impacted by climate change:  The impacts of climate change not only damage our planet, but stress on social and economic systems, from extreme weather events that decimate the world’s poorest nations to polluted air and water in our country’s poorest neighborhoods. The impacts of climate change are disproportionately impacting the poorest and most vulnerable among us.

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"How to Get to Zero Carbon Fast & Easy" with Clayton Handleman

When: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Clayton Handleman will present a platform with three pillars that if adopted would lead the US to rapidly and economically transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

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Combating the Climate Crisis: Discussions on Divestment and Other Tactics

When: Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences • 725 Commonwealth Avenue • Room B36 • Boston

DSA members Gracie and Perri will be speaking on the3 panel "Ecosocialism in Boston and Beyond."

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Capitalism and the Global Climate crisis

When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Lesley University Hall Ampitheater • 1815 Mass Ave. • 2nd floor • Cambridge

Democratic Socialist of America member will be speaking about Ecosocialism and DSA's work locally and nationally.

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National Climate Strike in Boston

When: Friday, December 6, 2019, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Where: USA • Copley Square • Boston

Fridays For the Future and Sunrise Movement are taking to the streets to demand action from the world leaders meeting for the UN's annual climate conference.  Support the youth-led movement striking for a livable future!

On December 6th, thousands of people will gather in Boston to strike from school and work to kick off a revolution of change that will be strong enough to fight for climate justice. Join us to stand for a Massachusetts Green New Deal and an end to this climate emergency!

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The Pentagon, Greenhouse Gas and Climate Change

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future • 67 Bay State Road • Boston

The U.S. Department of Defense is a large fuel user -- in any one year, larger than many of the world's countries combined. This raises several questions. What are the trends in DOD greenhouse gas emissions? What explains those trends? And how does the Pentagon think about its fuel use and climate change? The Pentagon (and some academics) believe that climate change will lead to greater conflict and perhaps even war. Are they right? Is climate change-caused war likely?

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