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"BostonStrong"? Cole Harrison on local and DC priorities

Healing from Tragedy and Resisting a Bigoted Backlash

When: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Boston

Community Church of Boston is located in Copley Square, not far from the finish line of the Boston Marathon where fatal bombings took place on 4/15. Events such as these challenge our communities in several ways as we deal with trauma from the bombings themselves, the ensuing police and military response, and the predictable xenaphobic and Islamaphobic backlash. Join us for a guided community discussion as we sort through feelings and ideas about how we might best respond.

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Buddhism in the Modern World

When: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Boston

SISTER CLARE CARTER
“Buddhism in the Modern World”

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Transforming Pain and Anger into Power and Action

When: Sunday, May 5, 2013, 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Tina Chery is the founder and president of The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, named in memory of her 15-year-old son who was murdered on his way to a Christmas party with a group he had joined about three weeks earlier: Teens Against Gang Violence. The Institute was founded in 1994 to assist and support families of homicide victims in the City of Boston. Today, the Peace Institute works with schools, families (both of victims and offenders), and communities to promote peace and unity.

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Refusing to Kill (film)

When: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 3:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl St • Central Sq T • Cambridge
The Monthly Peace & Justice

Film Series 

           REFUSING TO KILL

Refusiniks from Around the World Speak Out

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Statement on the Boston Marathon Bombing

WMBR: Linda Jenkins talks about Faith, Peace and Healing

When: Friday, April 19, 2013, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: WMBR (88.1FM) • MIT Radio • Cambridge

David Goodman will be talking with Linda Jenkins, Social Justice Congregational Director for the Community Church of Boston, in an on-air conversation about faith, peace, and healing in the aftermath of the bombings on Boylston Street at 6pm tonight on WMBR (88.1FM). Please tune in!

http://wmbr.mit.edu/www/listen

 

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POSTPONED - Candle Light Vigil in Solidarity With Boston's Islamic Community

When: Friday, April 19, 2013, 6:00 pm
Where: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center • 100 Malcolm X Blvd • Roxbury Crossing

The Vigil has been POSTPONED.  Please check back for a rescheduled date!

Imam Ibrahim Rahim of the Allston-Brighton Islamic Center asked that people join in a candlelight vigil this Friday (April 19) at 9 p.m at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. 

If you can, in solidarity, please join this vigil.
 

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Ecumenical Prayer in Walpole after the Marathon Tragedy

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: United Church • 30 Common St • Walpole

We are all shocked and saddened by the act of violence at the Boston Marathon.  Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of those who were killed and to the people who were injured. Events like this must strengthen our resolve to work for peace and justice in our world.

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Newton Vigil for Victims of Boston Marathon Bombings

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 3:30 pm
Where: Newton City Hall War Memorial

Newton Patch - by Melanie Graham, April 16, 2013 

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Cambridge holding vigil Wednesday after Marathon attack

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: Cambridge City Hall • 795 Massachusetts Ave • Cambridge

The City of Cambridge and Cambridge Black Pastors’ Association will host a candlelight vigil Wednesday for the Boston Marathon tragedy.

The vigil will be held on the steps at Cambridge City Hall at 795 Massachusetts Ave. Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The vigil is being held to offer comfort and support to those impacted by the tragedy that took place during the Boston Marathon, the city said in a press release this morning.

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Mother's Day Walk for Peace

When: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 5:00 am to 7:00 am
Where: Town Field Park • Fields Corner • Dorchester

 

17th Annual Walk to benefit the work of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

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BU Speaks 2013: A Tribute to Howard Zinn

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 3:30 pm
Where: Boston University - Tsai Performance Center • 685 Commonwealth Ave. • Boston

 It is undeniable that Howard Zinn's legacy lives on at Boston University. You can hear it in the voices of BU students calling for an end to war, sanctions, and occupation. Feel it within the walls of the Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism.

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Body of War

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: St. James Conference Room • Corner Bridge and Flint Streets • Salem

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Massive Rally -- Commemorating the anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

When: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: The Meridien Hotel • 20 Sidney Street • Central Square • Cambridge

Dr. King was killed while supporting striking sanitation workers in Memphis.  Workers at the Meridien hotel have been struggling for over a year trying to gain respect and a fair process towards deciding on unionization.  Please join us in honoring Dr. King’s commitment and memory through helping support Meridien workers in their similar struggle.

 

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