The Community Church of Boston

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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: info@communitychurchofboston.org

THIS WEEK AT COMMUNITY CHURCH

Every Wednesday: Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth (BAGLY), in the Lothrop Auditorium at 5pm


SUNDAY, May 27 at 11 am:

“Paying the Price for Peace: 2018 CCB’s Annual
Sacco and Vanzetti Award “
with S. Brian Willson

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11:00 a.m. Service: This Memorial Day Weekend, we honor the deep commitment of S. Brian Willson to peace, anti-militarism and anti-imperialism. Brian Willson is the author of “Blood on the Tracks-The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson” (PM Press, 2011). Willson is a Viet Nam veteran whose wartime experiences transformed him into a revolutionary nonviolent pacifist. He gained renown as a participant in a prominent 1986 veterans fast on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D. C. One year later, on September 1, 1987, he was again thrust into the public eye when he was run over and nearly killed by a U. S. Navy Munitions train while engaging in a nonviolent blockade in protest of weapons shipments to El Salvador. Since the 1980s he has continued efforts to educate the public about the diabolical nature of U. S. imperialism while striving to “walk his talk” (on two prosthetic legs and a three-wheeled handcycle) and live a simpler life. In 2016, “Paying the Price for Peace”, a documentary film about Brian’s life and activism, was released to great acclaim.

We will try as best we can to have Brian live with us from his home in Granada, Nicaragua. We will also watch excerpts from his filmed observations. And we will bestow upon him, The Community Church of Boston’s Annual Sacco/Vanzetti Award.

Music by CommUnity Voices

Please 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.

New Yorker article


 

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

What Would Gandhi Do? by David Lewit

Remembering Hiroshima with Consideration for its Current and Future Implications  by Virginia Pratt

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 CalendarCentro 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 Homeless and Low Income Resource Guide 2018 for those in need.


 

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium. 

Handicap symsm  Wheelchair accessible.

CCB is located near the Orange line-Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops.
On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 199 Clarendon Street.