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VIRTUAL SERVICE: Sacco and Vanzetti, Our Patron Saints & Martyr Heroes

When: Sunday, March 29, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

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Time: Mar 29, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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MPV-Boston: Join us for refreshments and a talk by Abdi Nor Iftin

When: Friday, March 6, 2020, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 2nd fl. • Boston

Author of “Call Me American” Abdi  is  a  radio journalist, public speaker and the author of “Call Me American”,
the true story of his heroic survival in war-ravaged Mogadishu and his incredible journey to a new life in America.

For more information contact Muslims For Progressive Values - Boston: boston.mpv@gmail.com 

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

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: “The Power of Story to Build a Movement” with Mothers Out Front

When: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

Members of Mothers Out Front will share their stories of how they moved from inaction to engagement as mothers passionate about making a livable world for our children. In between their stories, we will explore why a compelling personal story can be such a powerful tool for building a movement.

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"The Frozen Sea" a John O’Brien play directed by Jason Taylor

When: Sunday, March 1, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

What do you do if one of your students is convicted of a false crime?
What do you do when the world that has convicted that student is insane?
What do you do when you witness injustice up close?

If you're John O'Brien, you write a play.

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“Heading for Extinction: What to do About it” with John Burkhardt

When: Sunday, February 16, 2020, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

We are in the midst of an unprecedented climate crisis and ecological breakdown that threatens the continuation of life as we know it: record atmospheric carbon levels, global temperature rise, deforestation, plastic pollution, mass extinction of species... Join us to hear the latest information on the state of our planet, and learn how to become part of a global movement of social transformation for a livable future. • John Burkhardt has been a volunteer with Extinction Rebellion since March.

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"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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“Oppression and Liberation in Boston: 3 Voices”

When: Sunday, January 12, 2020, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

with Amo Ngoepe, Rev. Jay Williams,
Dean Stevens; Dave Lewit: Moderator

 

(No 11:00 AM Service)

• Amo Ngoepe is Old South Church’s Pastoral Resident, outreach minister for OSC to Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, (G)RACE Speaks, and the Climate Change Task Force.

• Rev. Jay Williams is principal pastor of Union United Methodist Church in the South End

• Dean Stevens is a musician, translator, coffee merchant, and interim administrator here at CCB

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“Ourselves We Sing: CCB is 100 years-old!” with Dean Stevens, CommUnity Voices and You

When: Sunday, January 5, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

Our archives tell us that the first meeting of The Community Church of Boston was on January 11, 1920. Join us as we begin the kickoff of what will be an entire year of festivities celebrating ourselves, our place in the struggle for peace and justice, the places we’ve been, and the future that is before us. Dean Stevens will share discoveries from the archives of Community Church, and CommUnity Voices will SING IN CCB’s NEW CENTURY.

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"The Criminalization of LGBTQ People" with Michael Cox

When: Sunday, December 22, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

(No 11:00 AM Service)

We will discuss mass incarceration and the work that Black and Pink does to fight back for LGBTQ people. We will then focus on how incarceration impacts the LGBTQ community and the unique challenges we face behind bars and in returning to the community.

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"Other Voices in the Room" with The Poets' Theatre

When: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

The Poets’ Theatre has invited some of the most talented practioners of Rap, Hip Hop and Spoken Word to introduce modes of poetic expression you may have heard about but not experienced in a live performance.

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“Dios de los Muertos for US?” with Rev. Ignacio Castuera

When: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

The Mexican observance of the Day of the Dead may provide ways to celebrate accomplishments and search for future tasks. 

• Born in Puebla, Mexico Rev. Ignacio Castuera has benefited from the best years of California’s commitment to education. He holds a Doctorate from Claremont School of Theology and served as pastor, Counseling Psychologist, Social Service Agency’s Director and District Superintendent in the United Methodist Church.

music by Afro-Pop Band, Kina Zoré

 

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“Democracy Denied (On the Workings of U.S. Politics)” with Victor Wallis

When: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Victor Wallis will speak about a short popular book on the social and historical basis of current US politics that includes remarks about “exceptionalism,” US imperialism, mass incarceration, US Left history, and present-day clashes.

Victor Wallis teaches in the Liberal Arts department at the Berklee College of Music and was for twenty years the managing editor of Socialism and Democracy. He is the author of Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism (2018) and of many articles. His activism dates from the 1960s.

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“In Celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day” with Tom Pacheco

When: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Tom Pacheco’s songs have been covered by Jefferson Starship, the Band, Rick Danko, Richie Havens, Scott Petito and Leslie Ritter, John Hall and dozens of European artists, many becoming number one hits in England and Norway. His albums have sold well in Europe. One became platinum in the mid 90’s. He played folk rock in Greenwich Village, NY in the lat 60’s and alternative country in Austin Texas in the early 80’s. He walked out on the Nashville songwriting factories and spent 10 years in Dublin Ireland recording and touring extensively in Europe.

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And Still We Remember....

When: Monday, August 26, 2019, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

 

The Sacco Vanzetti Commemoration Society presents:

"And Still We Remember..."

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 7PM-9PM 
at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St., Boston
 

Another look at the case that rocked Boston and the world from 1920-1927 and the remarkable impact of the lives and
death of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti until this very day. 

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Defending Children's Human Rights in Palestine

When: Friday, May 24, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Meet Farah Bayadsi, Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer for Defense of Children International - Palestine

 

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