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@CCB: "Free Yoga for Success" class by Isha Foundation

When: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
Free Yoga for Success class at CCB by Isha Foundation
 
Whether you’re seeking health and joy or peace and love, whether it’s success
in the world or inner exploration you’re striving for, these simple practices are
designed to help you cut through the struggle and walk through life with ease.
Anyone ages 7+ can attend.
 
Date: June 24th, 2018 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Venue: The Community Church of Boston, 
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“Paying the Price for Peace: Annual Sacco and Vanzetti Award" with S. Brian Willson

When: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Paying the Price for Peace: 2018 CCB’s Annual Sacco and Vanzetti Award" with S. Brian Willson

Join us live on Facebook for our 11:00 a.m. service!

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Join us for Mother's Day: “New Mom, Old Injustice” with Rev. Jolie Olivetti

When: Sunday, May 13, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

11:00 a.m. Service: On the occasion of Mother’s Day, Joli Olivetti will share reflections from her first ten months of motherhood, with a particular focus on racism. She asks: “How do I, as a white parent, raise my child to resist white supremacy? How do we have difficult conversations about race with the children in our lives?” Rev. Jolie Olivetti is a newly ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. As a proud former member of Community Church, she is delighted to share her thoughts with you this morning.

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Film-The Glorious Future with Susan McLucas

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

The Glorious Future is a 20-minute documentary about long-time Community Church friend, Susan McLucas. Susan is an anti-war and human rights activist, with a project against female genital mutilation in Mali. She also teaches people how to ride bicycles. She finds her most direct impact and certainly the most joyful part of her life is at home: transforming adults who never learned to ride into cyclists at the Bicycle Riding School. Changing the world one cyclist at a time.

Join us for lunch after the program.

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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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"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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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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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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