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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

Khury Petersen-Smith: "'Resisting Four More Years' of US empire"

When: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Donald Trump is entering the White House with a racist nationalism, a naked xenophobia, and a cavalier attitude toward using military violence–including nuclear weapons. We can expect more belligerence abroad and racism here from his administration. But with the US at war since its creation, and the eight-year expansion of war during the Obama Administration, US violence will not begin with Trump. Khury Peterson-Smith will discuss the US empire historically and today, and why it goes far beyond the question of who occupies the White House.

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Showing Up for Racial Justice

When: Monday, August 29, 2016, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: SEIU • 26 West St. • Boston
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SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice) Meeting. 

Monday August 29, from 6:00-8:00PM, at SEIU 615 Local (26 West St., Boston 02111).

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Homelessness: Ways to Help with Kate Layzer

When: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd floor • Boston

A sea-change is taking place in the way churches approach their homeless neighbors, and the programs they create to respond to neighbors in need. In this talk Kate Layzer will try to describe that change, what’s important about it, and how it is being expressed in several different area ministries in the Boston area, including a program she founded last year, the Friday Cafe, where she focuses on building community between housed and homeless, mainstream and marginalized. 

Music by Terry Kitchen

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“Closing the School of the Americas” with Maria Termini

When: Sunday, May 8, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd floor • Boston

Maria Termini will explain what is the “School of the Americas,” who are its
graduates and how they have been involved in massacres, killings, and torture.  Closing the “School of the Americas” can stop the killings and violence. This is an urgent matter of faith and conscience for all who seek peace and justice.

Music by CommUnity Voices

Join us for lunch after the program.

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Muslims in America Share their Experiences

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Vietnamese-American Cultural Center • 42 Charles St • Fields Corner T • Dorchester

Dorchester People for Peace (DPP) stands with our neighbors in Boston who are overcoming the effects of War, Repression, and Injustice in all its forms. We want to be part of the solution, with supportive actions we can take together.

Please join us for the second event of the Solidarity Project Series.

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Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon

When: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Stony Book MBTA Station • 100 Boylston Street • Jamaica Plain
The 29th Annual Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon, which will be on Sunday June 5th.  Registration opened on March 1st and throughout the month of March registration will be half-priced.  That's only $15 for adults and registration includes free food, a free t-shirt, online fundraising page, ride support, and warm fuzzy feelings!


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Calling All Veterans: Stand with Our Muslim Friends (everyone invited)


WhenSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center,(Largest Mosque in New England).
Address: 100 Malcolm X Blvd. Roxbury, MA

We, as veterans of the United States military, stand against the targeting, hatred, bigotry, and Islamophobia currently being directed towards the Muslim community.

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Calling all Veterans: Stand with Our Muslim Friends (everyone invited)

When: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center • 100 Malcolm X Blvd. • Roxbury • Boston




TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

WHERE: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center,

(Largest Mosque in New England).

ADDRESS: 100 Malcolm X Blvd. Roxbury, MA

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In Honor of MLK Day: The Fall of the Western Empire with Chuck Turner

When: Sunday, January 17, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd floor • Boston

The Community Church of Boston is pleased to announce 2007 Sacco & Vanzetti awardee, Chuck Turner, a former city counselor is long-time civil rights activist, responsible for co-establishing the United Community Construction Workers & founder of the Boston Jobs Council will be speaking about "The Fall of the Western Empire

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The Significance of "Black Lives Matter" with Prof. Tony Van Der Meer

When: Sunday, January 10, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 365 Boylston Street • 2nd floor • Boston

Prof. Van Der Meer with speak on the significance of "Black Lives Matter". He is a is a senior lecturer, Africana Studies at UMass Boston and the former Chairman of the Black Political Task Force of Boston. Professor Van Der Meer’s area of research is focused on African diaspora religion and culture and its image in the mass media. for more information go to our website.

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Citizen Koch

When: Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Where: SATV • 285 Derby St., • Salem






JANUARY 5, 2016




Salem, MA. 


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The season of peace is a good time to remember the humanity of others

Remarks delivered at "Welcome Refugees - War is Not the Answer" candlelight vigil, December 10, 2015, Boston Common.   Photos

In our war culture we learn to define the "other" -- the "outsider" -- as an "enemy" from our earliest hours.  The "enemy" is depersonalized in wars to make killing easier, so that it's easier not to care and to close our eyes and hearts to the inflicted horrors that all wars are. What needs to happen is a total transformation. We need to recognize the humanity of others – one way to do that is to welcome war refugees (sometimes mistermed migrants or immigrants by the media) – as we take responsibility for the consequences of the wars waged in our names by our government.

Those of us who work for peace day after day, week after week, year after year, decade after decade are among those who do take that step toward recognition of the humanity of others. We abhor the bombs dropping on children, mothers, fathers, grandparents. I always think – hey – there are people down there – it's not shock and awe it's murder!  I find it very painful when I stand with my sign for peace and people in my community drive past shouting out justifications for bombing and killing – even one time - thankfully only one time- "nuke 'em". The violence here and wars there are out of control, we are eclipsed by events that worsen daily and our voices continue unheeded. 

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Power to the People

Today John Lennon would be 75 and the radio played his song Power to the People.  Earlier this week a couple thousand people made a peace sign in New York's Central Park in response to Yoko Ono's call to honor John's birthday in this way.

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Honduras Communities Under Siege: Witness for Peace Delegation Report Back

When: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Connolly Library • 433 Centre St • Jamaica Plain

Massive numbers of people are leaving Honduras for the U.S. due to extreme human rights abuses, including threats and assassinations of those in the resistance, and land takeovers that make it very difficult for small farmers and indigenous communities to survive. 

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