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“Today’s China: Xi Jinping’s plans for socialism, & the US-China trade dispute” with Duncan McFarland

When: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Today’s China: Xi Jinping’s plans for socialism, & the US-China trade dispute” with Duncan McFarland

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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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“A Traveler’s Guide to Self Love” with True Colors Troupe

When: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

This Spring, True Colors OUT Youth Theater Troupe is developing a brand new theater performance titled The Traveler’s Guide to Self-Love. This show looks at self-love from the viewpoint of LGBTQ+ youth and allies and utilizes movement to tell stories about their self-love journeys. The stories offer reflections on social systems, phobias, toxic relationships and mental illness, as well as how self-care is used to overcome those barriers.

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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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"Global Inequalities: Local Remedies" with Rev. Dr. Norm Faramelli

When: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

This presentation will focus on widespread inequalities and how we can be most effective in addressing injustices as we join local low wage workers in their fight for economic rights and economic justice. -The themes that will be explored are “dignity”, “respect” and “justice” and how they can be best demonstrated on the local and regional levels.

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"Celebrating Creativity in Troubled Times" with poet Charles Coe

When: Monday, April 23, 2018, 1:15 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service): This presentation will combine poetry, prose and a cappella song--my own work and that of other artists--in a presentation intended to remind us all that the arts can perform a kind of sort alchemy. They help us remember that even in life’s difficult moments we can sometimes find elements of beauty, grace and spiritual renewal. 

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Greater Boston Trade Justice NAFTA party

When: Friday, April 20, 2018, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Private Home • 23 Greymere Road • Brighton

Pot luck, postcards and letters, Oh my!

For info call Liz at 617-787-0165

Greater Boston Trade Justice, GBTJ, is hosting a NAFTA party. We’ll be eating, sorting the many postcards for our reps that we have collected, planning for the Mass Dems state convention on June 1-2 and writing letters to the editor. Bring a dish! Bring your glasses! We will have everything else.

NAFTA is being renegotiated now, and this is the perfect time for improvement.

We demand:

Removing the Investor State Dispute Settlement

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“Understanding China Through the US Media - Fact and Fiction” with Alan Clemence

When: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Understanding China Through the US Media -- Fact and Fiction” 
with Alan Clemence

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service):

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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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"Voices of Palestinian Resistance" with Islam Maraqa and Rana Nazzal

When: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service):

 

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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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Retrospective of Afro-Ethnographs with Dr. Reginald L. Jackson

When: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Annual W. E. B. Dubois Lecture:
“Retrospective of Afro-Ethnographs” with Dr. Reginald L. Jackson

Photo: Orisha Domain Series/2017

A visual retrospective of an artist-community worker’s travels within the African diaspora, from 1968 - to present.

Dr. Jackson is a Professor Emeritus of Communications at Simmons College. He has traveled throughout Africa and photographed various cultural traditions that can be found throughout the world.

 

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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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