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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: February Sunday Forums
31 Jan 2008
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston...
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"


February 3rd -- Superbowl Sunday
"The Power of Sport in Today's Society: Lessons Learned from the Ugly, the
Bad & Even the Good!"

Dave Czesniuk is the director of operations at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society. He has managed several healthy
development, violence prevention & diversity programs or research initiatives serving both youth and adults. These projects utilize the power
and appeal of sport to create social-change oportunities for the global community. Dave was previously a sport psychology consultant and instructor at the U.S.M.A., West Point.

The discussion will focus on recent trends in sport that Dave has addressed with colleagues, students, program constituents and the mass media over the past year. He will also share feedback gained from studying sport and those
who participate in it, his 15-year exploration of the various perspectives of sport in society.


February 10th -- JASON LYDON
"Racism's Power to Destroy Us All!"

Crossroads Ministry, and many other anti-racism organizations, look at racism/White Supremacy as a function of three powers: the power to oppress
People of Color, the power to privilege White people, and the power to destroy us all. The third power, the destruction of all of us, interacts
systemically, interpersonally, and internally. We will look together at some of the impacts these realities have on our larger institutions, in our
congregation, and in our personal lives.

Jason Lydon is the Congregational Director at the Community Church of Boston. Jason is also a member of Groundwork, the Unitarian Universalist
Youth and Young Adult Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression Trainer/Organizer
Collective. He is currently at Andover Newton Theological School in the Masters of Divinity program focusing on abolition theology, anti-racist
liberation theology, and queer liberation theology.


February 17th -- RAUL MATTA
"Dropping a Wrench in the Military Recruitment Machine"

Every day countless youth, primarily low-income youth and youth of color, are targeted by the United States Armed Services for enrollment. Over and over again they tell lies and make false promises to manipulate young people into signing up to "serve their country". Raul will discuss with us the work being done on a state and national level to empower youth and young adults to speak for themselves and organize together against the military industrial complex.

Raul Matta works with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Western Massachusetts on counter-recruitment in schools and with HIPP (Help Increase the Peace Program). He is also a member of the newly developed
Anti-Racism Collective (ARC) at Hampshire College.


February 24th -- DAVID SWALLOW, JR. (Wowitan Yuha Mani)
"A Global Warning for This Summer"

David Swallow is a highly respected spiritual leader, sundance chief and one of the headmen of the Lakota Nation. He will speak on what he views as a "global warning" from The Earth, due to many recent harmful anthropogenic activities, prophecies concerning the birth in Pennsylvania a year ago of a rare white buffalo and the importance of coming together as human &
spiritual beings to pray for the survival of Turtle Island.

Born and raised near Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Oglala Reservation, Swallow is a member of the Teton Lakota Nation (the band of Crazy Horse).



The Community Church is located at 565 Boylston Street in Copley Square, between Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets. Parking is available on Sunday
mornings at the Back Bay Garage (entrances on Clarendon Street or St. James Ave.). We can provide a sticker to affix to your parking receipt and you will be charged only $3 until 1:30pm.

By public transportation, take the Green line to Copley or take the Orange line to Back Bay station. Community Church is a 2-4 minute walk from either station.



The Community Church of Boston is a free community of human beings 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.



Jason Lydon, Congregational Director
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617)266-0449 (fax)
info (at)
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