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 talk to Linda Jenkins, our Congregational Director, to find out more about our community. Linda can be reached at 617-266-6710 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 8, 2013
“Campaign Finance Reform in Mass and the US: Get Money Out of Politics”
Money has always played a role in American politics, but in recent years big money has become the primary currency of democracy. Before voters ever cast their ballots, wealthy campaign contributors vote with their wallets, effectively deciding which candidates will have the resources to run serious campaigns. That is why reformers and public interest advocates of all stripes are fighting for real campaign finance reform.
John Templeton served as a Child Welfare and Financial Payments worker for the Dept. of Public Welfare (now DTA) from 1972 to 2005. He also served as president of SEIU Local 509 (also Kevin Devine’s Local) — a 7,000-member social workers local, well known in Massachusetts for its democratic practices and traditions — from 1984 to 1988, and then from 1999 to 2005.
THIS WEEK AT COMMUNITY CHURCH
6:00 p.m. Stop The Wars (Lothrop Auditorium)
5:00 p.m. BAGLY (Lothrop Auditorium)
5:00 p.m. BAGLY (Lothrop Auditorium)
7:00 p.m. Prison Committee Mtg (Karla’s house)
9:00 a.m. WILPF (Lothrop Auditorium)
12:00 p.m. National Writers Guild (Lothrop Auditorium)
4:00 p.m. Boston Feminists For Liberation (Lothrop Auditorium)
11:00 a.m. Sunday Speakers Forum (Lothrop Auditorium)
12:30 a.m. Lunch (Lothrop Auditorium)
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
On March 6, 2013 the Massachusetts Department of Corrections posted an announcement that all prisoner’s friends and family would be subjected to search by drug-detecting dogs upon visits. The CCB Prison Membership Committee prepared an open statement to Gov. Deval Patrick condemning this practice, which the CCB Board & Congregation unanimously endorsed.
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The Community Church of Boston stands with Councilor Chuck Turner! Read our open letter HERE.
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EXCELLENT article in most recent UU World magazine by feminist UU theologians Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker here.
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.