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DAVID Rovics: Don't Kill The Landlord Tour!!

When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

"If the great Phil Ochs were to rise from the dead today, he would probably be hailed as the new David Rovics."
-Andy Kershaw, BBC

"Absolutely brilliant. David Rovics says exactly what needs to be said."
-Ian McMillan, BBC

"David Rovics is a freaking genius."
-Eric Spitznagel, MTV

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DAVID Rovics: Don't Kill The Landlord Tour!!

When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

"If the great Phil Ochs were to rise from the dead today, he would probably be hailed as the new David Rovics."
-Andy Kershaw, BBC

"Absolutely brilliant. David Rovics says exactly what needs to be said."
-Ian McMillan, BBC

"David Rovics is a freaking genius."
-Eric Spitznagel, MTV

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Playing For The Planet: World Music Against Climate Change

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

On Saturday, June 10, the fifteenth “Playing For The Planet” benefit concert will showcase master musicians from three different musical traditions in a rare and joyful pan-cultural evening, with all proceeds going to benefit the environmental advocacy group 350MA.org. The performers include the joyful Latin American perspectives of Sol y Canto, the enthralling North Indian vocal music of Aditya Rohit Shah, and the Rev. Fred Small’s compelling songs of struggle and justice.

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A Discussion on "The influence of Africa on Traditional Folk Culture in Cuba & U.S." with Afro Cuban Artist and Activist Mirna Padrón Dickson

When: Friday, June 9, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Water: The Invisible Crisis with Dr. Shakir Abdullah

When: Sunday, June 4, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Our planet is known as the blue planet due to its extensive reserves of water. Over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water, unfortunately, 98% is ocean, the remaining 2% accounts for fresh water supplies for the world. More drastically, 90% of fresh water is not readily reachable, because it is either in the form of ice in the poles or remains underground.

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Gov. Michael Dukakis: "So What Do Progressives Do in the Era of Trump?"

When: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Join us for a talk by the former Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis who will answer the question "So What Do Progressives Do in the Era of Trump?"

Michael Dukakis was nominated by President Clinton for a five-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of Amtrak, The National Railroad Passenger Corporation on May 21, 1998 and was confirmed by the Senate on June 25, 1998. He served a full five-year term on the Amtrak Board as Vice-Chairman. 

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Annual Liberation Seder

When: Sunday, April 16, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

In celebration of Passover we hold our annual Liberation Seder. We will remember the timeless Jewish story of resistance and we’ll come together to celebrate overcoming injustice and remember the connection to all struggles for liberation. Remember to bring a potluck dish and to bring friends and family! 

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Gary Leupp:The U.S. and Russia: the Centrality of the NATO Issue

When: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Gary Leupp will review the course of U.S.–Russian relations since 1991, from the decade-long honeymoon with the Yeltsin regime to the Putin era. Leupp will discuss the Ukrainian situation in historical context, emphasizing the ethnic divide in that country and how the February 2014 regime change backed by the U.S. provoked a much misunderstood secessionist movement. Leupp will comment on the unpredictable Trump positions on Russia. Gary Leupp is an Author and Professor of History, Tufts University, since 1988.

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Lippman and Drumpf: A Fairly Unbalanced Serio-Comic Report

When: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Dave Lippman brings vibrant parody sing-alongs, soulful original songs, and an encounter with Donald Trump’s renegade third cousin, Davey Drumpf. A passionate, comedic, participatory, multi-media romp through society’s ills and thrills. Lippman has performed as a singing CIA agent, moderate clear cutter, bard of the bankers, and third cousin twice removed of Donald Trump. His efforts to combine music with politics span 50 years, and he is always on the verge of getting it right. He has 14 releases to his credit, not counting jail.

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No Peace without Justice; No Justice without Sharing

When: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

It is said that periodically throughout history, teachers and prophets appear, to guide humanity through difficult times. As the world struggles with deepening crises on every front, a group of such teachers stands ready to offer practical solutions to our most urgent global problems, and point the way into a “Golden Age of Justice and Peace.” 

A panel discussion with David Mynott, Cindy Bruder, and Lenny Shames.

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The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs: Sneak Preview

When: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC • 11 Garden St. • Cambridge

The Nuns, the Priests, and the BombsJoin us a for a screening of the exciting new documentary, The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs, about the struggle of nonviolent activists like Sr. Megan Rice and her colleagues to challenge the nuclear weapons establishment.  The filmmaker, Helen Young, as well as Sr. Megan, will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions.

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The Catholic Church Opts for Nonviolence over War: What Now?

When: Sunday, February 5, 2017, 3:00 pm
Where: Our Lady Help of Christians Church • 573 Washington St. • Newton Corner

Lisa Cahill

Dr. Lisa Sowle Cahill, Professor of Theology at Boston College, one of the leaders of last April’s Vatican 3-day International Symposium on Nonviolence and Just Peace will speak on the symposium and the Catholic Church's likely future positions.  The symposium recommended that the Catholic Church drop its teaching of “Just War Theory” and endorse a policy of nonviolence with a teaching from the Pope.  In response, Pope Francis issued a statement on January 1, the World Day of Peace in the Catholic Church, calling for all to embrace a policy of “active nonviolence” and no more war.  

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Chanukah Solidarity March Against Islamophobia #KindleJustice

When: Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • 24 Beacon St • Boston

Iyad Burnat: Bil'in and the Nonviolent Resistance

When: Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • (near Park St. T station) • Boston

Iyad Burnat

will be in Boston

Tuesday, November 1  7:00 PM at Encuentro 5

9A Hamilton Place, Boston (near Park St. T Station)

 to speak about his ­­­new book

Bil’in and The Nonviolent Resistance

 

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Music for Peace: All-Schubert Program

When: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church • 1555 Massachusetts Ave. • Cambridge

In the second concert of our 2015-16 Music for Peace concert series, Artistic Director Victor Rosenbaum teams up with two brilliant young stars of tomorrow, violinist XinOuWei and cellist Joseph Gotoff!

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