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"On-the-Ground Citizen Scientists in an Era of Climate Change" with Ellen Mass

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

11 a.m. Service: An environmental non-profit answer to over-development in a floodplain and urban wild in the Boston metropolitan area. The talk will cover 10 years of activity on the site and how the community has benefited and learned from this local conservation work. Ellen Mass who is a retired Science Assistant from Cambridge Publics Schools is also a long-time member of CCB and a peace and environmental activist. Ellen currently heads an environmental non-profit which advocates for conservation of the Alewife area in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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"Voices of Palestinian Resistance" with Islam Maraqa and Rana Nazzal

When: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service):

 

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"Global Warming: Praise Be the Flood" with Rev. Fred Small

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special 2 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service):

Scientists predict that climate change will have dire consequences for humanity and the planet we inhabit. Can global warming move us to change course and build a new society grounded in justice, equity, and compassion? Rev. Fred Small is a Unitarian Universalist minister, musician, and climate justice activist. His songs often make a political or ethical statement.

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“Global Warming: Praise Be the Flood” with Rev. Fred Small

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

SUNDAY, March 18 at 2 pm:
(no 11 am service) 

“Global Warming: Praise Be the Flood”
with Rev. Fred Small

 

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Retrospective of Afro-Ethnographs with Dr. Reginald L. Jackson

When: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Annual W. E. B. Dubois Lecture:
“Retrospective of Afro-Ethnographs” with Dr. Reginald L. Jackson

Photo: Orisha Domain Series/2017

A visual retrospective of an artist-community worker’s travels within the African diaspora, from 1968 - to present.

Dr. Jackson is a Professor Emeritus of Communications at Simmons College. He has traveled throughout Africa and photographed various cultural traditions that can be found throughout the world.

 

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The Cost of War, the Price of Peace with Kathy Kelly

When: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special 3:00 p.m. Service
(No 11:00 a.m. service)

Kathy will describe experiences living in a working class area of Kabul, Afghanistan, where people feel trapped by war and impoverishment and then discuss experiences living in a U.S. prison, for protesting U.S. drone warfare, where people likewise feel trapped and struggle with impoverishment. Kathy Kelly received CCB’s Sacco and Vanzetti Award in 2016.

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CCB's Soapbox Sunday Potluck Brunch

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Speak Your Mind! Share a thought, story, memory, or poem with us. Come and break bread with us at our 11 AM brunch, followed by your stories, songs, observations or poems, embellished by the exquisite multi-layered music of young wunderkind violinist Rob Flax.

Soap•box /sōp-bäks/: “something that provides an outlet for delivering opinions.”
-Merriam Webster Dictionary

 

Music by Rob Flax

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Jill Stein Speaks: Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity, Deportations & more”

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity,
Deportations & more” with Dr. Jill Stein

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service): 

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"Climate Change & Resilience of Native American Coastal Communities" with Jean Luc Pierite

When: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

"Climate Change & Resilience of Native American Coastal Communities"
with Jean Luc Pierite

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“From Dream to Outrage: Truth and Reconciliation for Today” with Rev. Dr. Ignacio Castuera

When: Sunday, January 14, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“From Dream to Outrage: Truth and Reconciliation for Today”
with Rev. Dr. Ignacio Castuera

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The Decline of US Global Power with Alfred W. McCoy

When: Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special Sunday Program. There will be no 11 am service.

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"Letter and Spirit: The Rants, Chants and Coos of a Literary Musician" with Regie Gibson

When: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

This performance sermon is an artistic, musical and philosophical look into what it means to be human and fight for the best of what being human means.

Award winning poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator Regie Gibson has performed, taught, and lectured at schools, universities, theaters and various other venues on two continents and in seven countries including Havana Cuba. Regie has worked with many artists like poets Gwendolyn Brooks, and Sterling Plumpp, musician Roy Ayers and dancer Savion Glover.

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“Juan Gonzalez: A Message From the Council of Maya Elders”with an introduction by Mahtowin Munro

When: Sunday, November 26, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“It’s the big internationals that go and take from us,” Gonzalez declared. “They take our land, kill our people, and destroy the environment. ” Gonzalez talked about the United Fruit Company’s hold on Guatemala, and the suffering of indigenous Mayan people there. “The way of life of the Mayan nation and all ancestral nations was devastated,” he said. “One thing however remains unchanged: we are suffering a racist genocide. We continue to be oppressed by greed.”  Excerpt from P.R.I., Day of Mourning 2014.

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“What is Progressive Islam” with Ani Zonneveld

When: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

The talk “What is Progressive Islam” will define the alternative and traditional interpretations of Islam in contrast to the current belief system. The issue of Sharia law, women, LGBT rights, apostasy, music, hijab, women imam and all the hot topics will be covered. Ani’s talk will cover the problems, the solutions and the work she’s doing in the U.S., the U.N. and globally. Ani Zonneveld is Founder and President of Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV). She has organized numerous interfaith arts and music festivals and is a strong supporter of women and LGBTQ rights.

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“The Journey to Social Justice-Then and Now” with Mimi Jones

When: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Mimi Jones will share her perspective and personal experience in the Movement for social justice as a youth in Southwest Georgia
in the 60's and current day engagement.

Long time Roxbury resident and community activist, Mimi Jones, was on the front line as a “foot soldier” in the Civil Rights Movement as a youth in her native Albany (Southwest), Georgia.  As a teenager during the height of the Movement in the 1960’s, she pursued and engaged in direct action to confront and challenge racism, segregation and discrimination with extraordinary valor and unwavering commitment.

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