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“W. E. B. Du Bois Address: ‘The Problem of the Twenty First Century’” with Byron Rushing

When: Sunday, February 17, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
 
“W. E. B.  Du Bois Address: ‘The Problem of the Twenty First Century’” with Byron Rushing
 
A brief political and theological reflection on DuBois’s famous line a 118 years later.
 
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"Let them all in: Ending the Permanent Refugee Crisis" with Khury Petersen-Smith

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

The nightmare at the US’ southern border–thousands of stranded asylum seekers, detention camps for migrants, and a border patrol on the rampage–
is a horrifying slice of a global problem. Wars, economic disaster, and environmental devastation are displacing people all around the world. The US and
other states respond with violence, but we must build solidarity.

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“Honest to God, an Atheist’s Faith” with Rev. David Carl Olson

When: Sunday, January 27, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Honest to God, an Atheist's Faith”
with Rev. David Carl Olson

I was once asked if I believe in God, and I had to say with all honesty, “Of course I believe in Poetry.” Still, when Mother Teresa encouraged me to “do something good for God,” I promised that I would. And I haven’t stopped.

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POSTPONED: “From the N word to colored to negro to black to Afro then African-American and right back to the N word or how we made blackness so irresistible that they tried to take it away from us: A Cultural Reflection on Living The Dream”

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Due to inclement weather this program has been postponed until April.

 

Using Ntozoke Shange’s "Spell #7", Talib Kweli’s "For Women", Arthur Jafa’s "Love is the Message, the Message is Death" and Dr. King’s "Letter from Birmingham a Jail", this sermonette explores the relationship between identity reclamation, liberation, and resistance.

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“Singing in the New Year” singalong with CommUnity Voices & Constellations

When: Sunday, December 30, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
Ring it in; Ring Them Bells; Forever Young; Julian of Norwich; Get Together; When the Revolution Comes; Swimming to the Other Side; New Lang Syne; Give Light, Teach Peace; By the Rivers of Babylon; Side by Side; Ours is a Simple Faith; God Bless the Grass; How can I Keep From Singing…..AND WHATEVER OTHER SONG YOU WANT TO SING WITH US (let us know, we’ll learn it!) Singing at Community Church of Boston with CommUnity Voices, Constellations and you!! Your holiday potluck offerings will augment Luis’ dishes. Adult beverages/libations allowed just this once.
 
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“Embrace the Dark; Reach for the Light!: Solstice Magic” featuring Lorraine and Bennett Hammond & CommUnity Voices

When: Sunday, December 23, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Join Boston’s legendary musicians,  wise and beloved sage/bards and community builders Bennett and Lorraine Hammond, as they take us through a journey through the solstice and its variety of meanings in the rainbow of cultures on this planet.  Accompaniment by CommUnity Voices! Bring your best potluck holiday offering and holiday stories to share. Tamales by Luis Alonzo Guzmán! 

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

Wheelchair accessible.

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"GAME: Changing Perceptions- the challenge young Muslims face” with Padraig O’Malley

When: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Join CCB for a special presentation by award-winning peacemaker, Padraig O'Malley.

Mr. O'Malley will speak about "The Global Alliance of Muslims for Equality (GAME): Changing Perceptions- the challenge young Muslims face"

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"The Yemen Catastrophe: Origins and Actors" with Valentine M. Moghadam

When: Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Since 2015, the Saudi-led coalition bombing campaign to dislodge the Houthis has created a humanitarian catastrophe for the Yemeni people and an international headache for Saudi allies. Is an end in sight? The presentation will provide a brief historical overview and a description of the local, regional, and international actors involved and complicit.

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"Music and Migration: Connections and Complications" with Elijah

When: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 71 Windsor Street, 2nd floor • Boston

"Music and Migration: Connections and Complications" with Elijah 

Immigration is a hot-button topic these days, and the arguments all have long histories. People have always traveled,
and the results have always been complicated. Music links us, separates us, and marks our journeys, often in surprising ways.

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"The Mourning Road to Thanksgiving" with Larry Spotted Crow Mann

When: Sunday, November 25, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 71 Windsor Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Granny D: The Power One

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

(Service starts at 2:00 PM - No 11:00 AM Service)

“Grannie D: The Power of One” 
a play performed by Dixie Tymitz, mc’d by Lawrence Lessig

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Holly Near in Concert

When: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: City Winery • 1 Canal Street • Boston

“The Continued Colonization of Puerto Rico” with Jasmine Gomez

When: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
Jasmine will discuss the history of political inequality and corporate dominance in Puerto Rico. Drawing from that history, Jasmine will show correlations that explain why the U.S.’s lack of response to Hurricane Maria and the financial crisis is unsurprising. Jasmine will then discuss how to currently support Puerto Rican people.
 
Jasmine Gomez is a queer, Puerto Rican attorney and organizer.
 
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“Kafka in Palestine” a play by Inez Hedges, directed by Morgan Flynn

When: Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Kafka in Palestine” is an imaginative retelling of the friendship between Franz Kafka and his sister Ottla in the early 20th century. They dream of escaping their authoritarian father by moving to the idealized Palestine they have read about in the writings of the Zionist visionary Theodore Herzl. But reality intervenes (Franz’s fatal illness, Ottla’s deportation to the concentration camp) until the siblings are magically reunited in the troubled landscape of the modern era.

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“Recent Developments in Civil Rights, Racial Justice & Immigrants’ Rights” with Iván Espinoza-Madrigal”

When: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Recent Developments in Civil Rights, 
Racial Justice & Immigrants’ Rights”
with Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

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