The life and work of St. Croix-born, Harlem-based, Hubert Harrison will be the topic of discussion with a focus on Harrison’s work as writer, speaker, educator, activist with an emphasis on activism in Boston when he founded the militant organization and newspaper “New Negro Movement” in 1917.
The Community Church of Boston is a free community united for the study and practice of universal religion, seeking to apply ethical ideals to individual life and the democratic and cooperative principle to all forms of social and economic life. We invite you to read on to discover more about us, join us one Sunday for a thought-provoking and joyful time, or contact the church to find out more about our community: email@example.com
THIS WEEK AT COMMUNITY CHURCH
Mondays, 5/9, 5/23: “Sweat the Floor” Hip Hop Intensive Exercise Class, Lothrop Auditorium, 6pm
Wednesday, 5/4: Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth (BAGLY), Lothrop Auditorium, 5pm
Sunday, May 8th: “Closing the School of the Americas” with Maria Termini
I recently traveled to Chile with a human rights delegation from the School of the Americas Watch. The purpose of our trip was to convince the Chilean government to stop sending its soldiers to the School of the Americas at the Fort Benning army base in Columbus, Georgia. Here they learn deadly lessons of terror, counter-insurgency, assassination, and torture. The over 64,000 Latin American soldiers who are graduates of this school have been clearly responsible for many thousands of deaths and much pain and suffering in their home countries. In this talk I 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 and this is an urgent matter of faith and conscience for all who seek peace and justice. For more information on the School of the Americas and the School of the Americas Watch, please visit the School of the Americas Watch website,www.soaw.org.
Maria Termini is an artist, writer, musician and activist. Her art is in the collections of the Fogg Museum, the Boston Public Library, and over 80 non-profit organizations. She is the author of four published books as well as many poem and narrative essays. She has traveled extensively in Latin America and worked with Habitat for Humanity, Ecclesia Ministries in Boston, and Mass Care: the Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care. She also served in the US Peace Corps in Bolivia. More information can be found on her website: www.mariatermini.com.
Music by CommUnity Voices
All are welcome to join us for lunch after the program.
A recent article published in the New Yorker caught the attention of one of our members: “Break-In at Y-12: How a handful of pacifists and nuns exposed the vulnerability of America’s nuclear-weapons sites.” We’d like to share it with you below, just click on the image to read it.
The congregation of the Community Church of Boston strives to be a wise steward of both financial and natural resources. We are working together with HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team) to become more energy efficient, which will keep the congregation more comfortable, lower our energy bills and improve the energy efficiency of our building.
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WRITINGS BY CCB MEMBERS & FRIENDS
A Eulogy for Hank Faunce by Edward Beuchert
Agelessness, Ageism, And Aging by Mary Lynn Cramer
The Limits of Liberal Rhetoric: Profits vs. Jobs by Mary Lynn Cramer
It’s Time to Recall the Sub-prime Loans by Virginia Pratt
BOSTON AREA RESOURCES
For listings of regional peace and justice events, see the Act-MA list, the AFSC Weekly Calendar, Boston Indymedia, United for Justice and Peace, Massachusetts Bay District of Unitarian-Univeralist Churches’ Programs and Events, and Jobs with Justice’s Workers Rights Calendar; Centro Presente (Somerville), the Democracy Center (Cambridge), Encuentro 5 (Chinatown), Lucy Parsons Center (Jamaica Plain) and Spontaneous Celebrations (Jamaica Plain) also publish a ‘calendar of events’ hosted at their respective community spaces.
The Community Church of Boston has also compiled a Boston/Cambridge Resource Guide for Homeless and Low-Income Individuals for those in need.