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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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“Sacco-Vanzetti New Materials & New Evidence” with David Rothhauser

When: Sunday, January 7, 2018, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

CANCELLED: Celebrate International Human Rights and Global Migrants Days in honor of Rosa Parks and Berta Cáceres

When: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Park Street red line • Boston

Please join encuentro5 community and friends to commemorate, celebrate and observe International Human Rights and Global Migrants Days (declared by the United Nations) in honor of Rosa Parks and Berta Cáceres/Únete a la comunidad de encuentros5 y sus amistades para conmemorar, celebrar y observar los Días Internacionales de Derechos Humanos y Migrantes (declarados por las Naciones Unidas) en honor a Rosa Parks y Berta Cáceres. el sábado 7 de diciembre de 2017 7: pm hasta tarde. 

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Muslim Bans, Refugee Bans, Ending DACA: How did we get here? What can we do?

When: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Harvard Law School • Hauser Hall • Room 201 • Cambridge

Note: 5:30 check-in and refreshments, 6-8 pm panel discussion

Panel Spearkers:

Rachel E. Rosenbloom, Professor & co-director Immigrant Justice Clinic, Northeaster University School of Law

Ayesha Kazmi, Organizer-Roxbury, District 7, Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center

Saher Selod, Assistant Professor, Simmons College

Maheen Haider, Clough Graduate Fellow & sociology doctoral candidate, Boston College

Nazia Ashraful, government affairs director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, MA

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The Decline of US Global Power with Alfred W. McCoy

When: Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special Sunday Program. There will be no 11 am service.

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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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