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Understanding the Climate Picture: Lessons from the IPPC & National Climate Assessment

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: First Church • 6 Eliot Street • Jamaica Plain

What are the implications of the recently released report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) and of the National Climate Assessment ? These reports, compiled by hundreds of scientists from around the world, warn that the dangers posed by climate change are no longer remote or hypothetical.

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What's Happening in Syria? with Jeff Klein

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

People in the US get a very one-sided view of the war in Syria from the mainstream media. 

What is the reality? 

What do Syrians want?

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An Evening with David Cay Johnston

When: Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
An Evening with 
David Cay Johnston
 

Reviving Democracy in the Age of Trump

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THE POLITICS AND TECHNOLOGY OF ECOSOCIALISM

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

This event celebrates Victor Wallis’ new book, Red-Green Revolution. Building on decades of serious theorizing, teaching, and organizing against the challenges facing humanity living under the weight of an ecocidal and militarized capitalism, Victor writes in the tradition and style of the independent socialists of Monthly Review.

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RISE For Climate, Jobs, Immigrant Rights, & Justice! with 350 MASS

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: East Boston Memorial Park • Right outside airport T-stop • Boston

 

Climate change impacts people of color, low-wage workers, and Indigenous peoples—here and around the world—first and worst.  Extreme heat, drought, floods, wildfires, storms, and poisoned oceans caused by fossil fuel pollution worsen the war, famine, poverty, violence, and oppression they already face. Many are left with no choice but to leave their homes and seek refuge in the U.S., only to be met with more violence and oppression by our own government.

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War & Peace in the Age of Trump with Stephen Kinzer

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

American power has been used to wreak much havoc in the world.
Now we are told that our global role is shrinking. Is that true–and if so, is it good?

Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. He writes a world affairs column for the Boston Globe and teaches international relations at Brown University.

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No More Nagasakis: A Commemoration

When: Thursday, August 9, 2018, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
“Article 9 Comes to America” 
David Rothauser, documentary filmmaker, recently completed a film about Hiroshima/Nagasaki.. We will show an excerpt of “Article 9”. 
 
“The Imperative of Nuclear Disarmament” 
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Emergency Climate Rally at Massachusetts State House

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • Beacon Street and Park St. • Boston

Young Voices for Peace, Justice and the Environment

When: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Grace Vision United Methodist Church • 80 Mt Auburn St • Watertown

“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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"Earth Day: The 5 Stages of Climate Change Grief" with Jason Taylor

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 11:00 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Hear how HEET members like Jason Taylor got beyond their grief by doing something about Climate Change and how others helped. If you are stuck in denial, no reason to come. If you are ready to bargain, this might be for you. HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team) was founded 10 years ago to reduce the gases that cause our cities to flood. We enjoy cutting carbon and we have found ways to reduce the energy used by buildings. Our latest endeavors have been finding and fixing methane leaks in the underground infrastructure of our cities and towns.

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"On-the-Ground Citizen Scientists in an Era of Climate Change" with Ellen Mass

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

11 a.m. Service: An environmental non-profit answer to over-development in a floodplain and urban wild in the Boston metropolitan area. The talk will cover 10 years of activity on the site and how the community has benefited and learned from this local conservation work. Ellen Mass who is a retired Science Assistant from Cambridge Publics Schools is also a long-time member of CCB and a peace and environmental activist. Ellen currently heads an environmental non-profit which advocates for conservation of the Alewife area in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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"Global Warming: Praise Be the Flood" with Rev. Fred Small

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special 2 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service):

Scientists predict that climate change will have dire consequences for humanity and the planet we inhabit. Can global warming move us to change course and build a new society grounded in justice, equity, and compassion? Rev. Fred Small is a Unitarian Universalist minister, musician, and climate justice activist. His songs often make a political or ethical statement.

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“Global Warming: Praise Be the Flood” with Rev. Fred Small

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

SUNDAY, March 18 at 2 pm:
(no 11 am service) 

“Global Warming: Praise Be the Flood”
with Rev. Fred Small

 

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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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