The Community Church of Boston

Justice Peace Banner for Website

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

SUNDAY, May 24th: 39th Annual Sacco & Vanzetti Award for Social Justice, “The Cost of War, The Price of Peace” with Kathy Kelly

The 39th Annual Sacco & Vanzetti Award for Social Justice goes to peace activist Kathy Kelly following her recent prison term for nonviolent direct action against drone warfare.

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 co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end military and economic violence. She has visited Afghanistan 15 times since 2010. Voices activists believe that where you stand determines what you see. In previous visits to Iraq, they remained in Baghdad throughout the shock and awe bombing after having organized 70 delegations to violate the economic sanctions by delivering medicines to children and families in Iraq. On January 23, 2015, Kelly began serving a 3 mo. prison sentence for attempting to deliver a loaf of bread to the commander of Whiteman AFB where weaponized drones are used to attack people in Afghanistan and other countries.

Music by Charlie King. Followed by a friendly luncheon, all are welcome to stay.

THIS WEEK AT COMMUNITY CHURCH

Tuesday, 5/19: Ward 5 Democrats, Lothrop Auditorium, 7pm
Wednesday, 5/20: Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth (BAGLY), Lothrop Auditorium, 5pm
Thursday, 5/21: Boston Youth Organizing Project (BYOP), Lothrop Auditorium, 5pm and Community Church of Boston Board of Directors Meeting, Lothrop Auditorium, 7pm

 

May 2015 NEWSLETTER

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 to become more energy efficient, which will keep the congregation more comfortable, lower our energy bills and improve the energy efficiency of our building. Please consider making a donation to help us in our efforts: http://www.heetma.com/content/community-church-boston

READ and write reviews about the Community Church of Boston on YELP

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 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 Boston/Cambridge Resource Guide for Homeless and Low-Income Individuals for those in need.