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Bill Littlefield: Why is American football the most popular sport in the US?

When: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Why is American football the most popular sport in the U.S....
and nowhere else?” with Bill Littlefield

Super Bowl Sunday at CCB: Nationally known author and veteran sports commentator Bill Littlefield has Hosted, NPR’s “Only A Game” since it began in 1993. He is the author of 7 books, and the editor of 3 others. His most recent book is “Take Me Out,” Zephyr Press.

Music by Terry Kitchen

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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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"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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Make a UU Turn! with Rev. Edmund Robinson & Jacqueline Schwab

When: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Halloween is based on the old Celtic New Year celebration of Samhain, when it was said that the veil between this world and the realm of the fairy folk is thinnest. It is a time for turning, as the leaves change and our thoughts turn to winter. What does this have to do with UUs and how we make changes in our lives?

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Courageous Women of Resistance

When: Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Courageous Women of Resistance with guest speakers:
Tribal Liason Lakota People’s Law Project, Madonna Thunder Hawk
and Advocacy Coordinator Grassroots Jerusalem, Fayrouz Sharqawi

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"What Would Gandhi Do?" with Dave Lewit

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

With Americans and the world facing climate or nuclear doom, and with irresponsible corporations in charge, can we the people get it together to save us all? Or are we looking for a new savior to point the way? Because Gandhi’s experience was close to our times, and because he helped liberate 400 million people (with questionable results), can his non-violent, spiritual-political approach work in the USA? Let’s explore this, considering the difficult role of empathy in positive power.

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Celebrating 60 Years of Peace Activism

When: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Christ Church • Zero Garden St • Cambridge

Celebrating 60 Years of Peace Action

Sunday, October 29
3:00 to 6:00 pm
Christ Church Cambridge, Zero Garden Street

Wine & Hors d’oeuvres by Fireside Catering 

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Music for Peace: “Two-Three-Four”

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church • 1555 Massachusetts Ave • Cambridge

Buswell Ensemble: 
James Buswell, violin/viola 
Amy Galluzzo, violin 
Tom Mayo, viola
Carol Ou, cello

Program:
Beethoven String Trio, Op. 9 No. 2 
Kodály Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7
Brahms Quartet, Opus 67

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“Abortion Care as a Social Good" with Dr. Valerie Tarico

When: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Abortion Care as a Social Good-
Four Steps to Permanently Change the Conversation”
with Dr. Valerie Tarico

 

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Authors Talk: Growing up in an American Communist Family

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Dan Lynn Watts and Tim Wheeler will discuss their books and what it was like growing up in an era of political repression and in an anti-communist environment.

History Lessons traces civil rights and antiwar activist Dan Lynn Watt's journey through childhood in New York during the McCarthy era. He marched on May Day with his war hero father and activist mother. He takes you inside family struggles against racism and political repression.

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