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"MLK: His Connection to Boston and the Relevance of His Legacy Today"
Charles C. Yancey, will speak at the Community Church of Boston on
Sunday January 15, 2017. He is the longest continuously serving member of
the Boston City Council who completed 32 Years of Service in January 2016.
He will reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 88th anniversary of his birth.
Donald Trump is entering the White House with a racist nationalism, a naked xenophobia, and a cavalier attitude toward using military violence–including nuclear weapons. We can expect more belligerence abroad and racism here from his administration. But with the US at war since its creation, and the eight-year expansion of war during the Obama Administration, US violence will not begin with Trump. Khury Peterson-Smith will discuss the US empire historically and today, and why it goes far beyond the question of who occupies the White House.
A sea-change is taking place in the way churches approach their homeless neighbors, and the programs they create to respond to neighbors in need. In this talk Kate Layzer will try to describe that change, what’s important about it, and how it is being expressed in several different area ministries in the Boston area, including a program she founded last year, the Friday Cafe, where she focuses on building community between housed and homeless, mainstream and marginalized.
Music by Terry Kitchen
Maria Termini will explain what is the “School of the Americas,” who are its
graduates and how they have been involved in massacres, killings, and torture. Closing the “School of the Americas” can stop the killings and violence. This is an urgent matter of faith and conscience for all who seek peace and justice.
Music by CommUnity Voices
Join us for lunch after the program.
Dorchester People for Peace (DPP) stands with our neighbors in Boston who are overcoming the effects of War, Repression, and Injustice in all its forms. We want to be part of the solution, with supportive actions we can take together.
Please join us for the second event of the Solidarity Project Series.
CALLING ALL VETERANS
STAND WITH OUR MUSLIM FRIENDS
SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27
TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
WHERE: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center,
(Largest Mosque in New England).
ADDRESS: 100 Malcolm X Blvd. Roxbury, MA
The Community Church of Boston is pleased to announce 2007 Sacco & Vanzetti awardee, Chuck Turner, a former city counselor is long-time civil rights activist, responsible for co-establishing the United Community Construction Workers & founder of the Boston Jobs Council will be speaking about "The Fall of the Western Empire
Prof. Van Der Meer with speak on the significance of "Black Lives Matter". He is a is a senior lecturer, Africana Studies at UMass Boston and the former Chairman of the Black Political Task Force of Boston. Professor Van Der Meer’s area of research is focused on African diaspora religion and culture and its image in the mass media. for more information go to our website.
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FOLLOWS THE MONEY TRAIL, STARTING WITH SECRETIVE POLITICAL FUNDRAISERS SPONSORED BY THE BILLIONAIRE KOCH BROTHERS
JANUARY 5, 2016
285 DERBY ST.
FREE FILM SERIES ON FIRST TUESDAY OF MONTH
In our war culture we learn to define the "other" -- the "outsider" -- as an "enemy" from our earliest hours. The "enemy" is depersonalized in wars to make killing easier, so that it's easier not to care and to close our eyes and hearts to the inflicted horrors that all wars are. What needs to happen is a total transformation. We need to recognize the humanity of others – one way to do that is to welcome war refugees (sometimes mistermed migrants or immigrants by the media) – as we take responsibility for the consequences of the wars waged in our names by our government.
Those of us who work for peace day after day, week after week, year after year, decade after decade are among those who do take that step toward recognition of the humanity of others. We abhor the bombs dropping on children, mothers, fathers, grandparents. I always think – hey – there are people down there – it's not shock and awe it's murder! I find it very painful when I stand with my sign for peace and people in my community drive past shouting out justifications for bombing and killing – even one time - thankfully only one time- "nuke 'em". The violence here and wars there are out of control, we are eclipsed by events that worsen daily and our voices continue unheeded.