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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: November Sunday Forums
02 Nov 2009
Modified: 11:49:50 AM
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston...
COMMUNITY CHURCH OF BOSTON
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"

NOVEMBER 2009 SUNDAY FORUMS

November 1st -- Prof. ARTHUR KUBICK
"Voices of the Voiceless in Honduras"

The June 28th coup in Honduras continues with growing repression on the part of the coup government: beatings, detention, disappearances, killings. From Sept. 19-26, the Quixote Center sponsored their seventh human rights accompaniment delegation to Honduras since the coup began. There we witnessed this repression first-hand, but at the same time experienced the commitment of so many people to building a society rooted in social justice and equality. (The delegation's report can be read at www.quixote.org.) Our speaker will share his experiences and explore ways to continue solidarity with the people of Honduras.

Art Kubick is a retired professor and former director of the Center for Peace & Social Justice at Rivier College in Nashua, NH. He and his wife travel frequently to Mexico, Cuba & Central America with Witness for Peace and the SHARE-El Salvador Foundation.

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November 8th -- Honoring Veterans for Peace
Prof. CYNTHIA ENLOE
"Making Feminist Sense of the Afghanistan War"

At Clark University, Cynthia Enloe is a research professor in International Development, Community & Environment and director of the Women's Studies program. Her research centers on women's place in the political world; her writings cover a range of issues including gender-based discrimination, as well as racial, ethnic and national identities. She will have just returned from New Zealand where, she claims, "they're thinking about militarization of the South Pacific!" She will be exploring how taking seriously the diverse lives and ideas of women in several countries can make us smarter about the causes and costs of war

Her book titles (incomplete list) point the way -- 'The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War'; 'Does Khaki Become You? The Militarization of Women's Lives'; 'Bananas, Beaches & Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics'; 'The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in the New Age of Empire'; 'Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link'; and 'Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives'.

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November 15th -- MARTHA LUCIA GIRALDO VILLANO
"Extrajudicial Killings in Colombia: Not in Our Name!"

Since 2000, the U.S. government has provided nearly $5 billion in military and police aid to Colombia. Despite claims of an improved human rights record, thousands of civilians are being killed by this U.S.-funded military. Further, Colombian human rights groups report a 68% increase in murders by the armed forces in a recent five-year period over the previous five years. And the rate of such extrajudicial slaughter is still on the rise! Setting human rights conditions on U.S. funding to the Colombian military clearly has been ineffective in stemming these killings or bringing those responsible to justice.

Ms. Giraldo Villano is the daughter of a small-scale farmer who was executed by the National Army. She is active in the Victims of State Crimes Movement, in which she works with other victims organizing to demand their right to truth and reparation. She hopes to be able to expose the crimes of the Colombian government by sharing with people the realities of the country, the campesinos and the marginalized.

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November 22nd -- A One-Act Comedy by JOHN O'BRIEN
"The Man Who Died and Went to Heaven"

Annually we honor our late resident playwright, raconteur and friend, John O'Brien, by enjoying and analyzing one of his many published plays. Again the script-in-hand presentation is being organized by Jason Taylor and the Theatre of Relativity. However, the cast of three women and three men will include Community Church members for the first time.

The story goes this way: a man wakes up in a strange hotel, orders breakfast and before he can hang up the phone, a waiter enters with his order. Obviously, this is no ordinary hotel. Then the manager arrives and she knows everything--past, present and future. Things continue to happen that could happen only in Hotel Heaven. This'll be fun!

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November 29th -- NO SUNDAY SERVICES

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DIRECTIONS/PARKING

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.

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A PEACE AND JUSTICE CONGREGATION SINCE 1920

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.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US

Jason Lydon, Congregational Director
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-6710
(617) 266-0449 (fax)
info (at) commchurch.org
http://www.communitychurchofboston.org

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