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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: September Sunday Forums
14 Sep 2010
Modified: 12:44:49 PM
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston...
COMMUNITY CHURCH OF BOSTON
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"

SEPTEMBER 2010 SUNDAY FORUMS

September 12th -- Homecoming Sunday
JASON LYDON
"Water Communion"

After a summer of being away we return to our regular Sunday services with a celebration of our different journeys. Please bring water with you that represents your journey through the summer, whether that was a journey out of the area or a personal journey of growth. Jason will share with us some stories of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist theologies that shape the movement and can push us further to the left as a religious community.

Jason Lydon is the congregational director of the Community Church of Boston.

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September 19th -- Rev. WILLIAM CHESTER McCALL III
“History of Race in Unitarian Universalism: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

Unitarian Universalism has struggled since its inception with issues of race. White culture and white power structures have continuously maintained control and dominance within the faith community. Yet a community of resistance has always been around organizing and mobilizing for a different kind of faith community, an authentically anti-racist multicultural faith. We will discuss the roles of organizations of color within UUism as well as tell some of the stories of white anti-racists along with the stories of where we have fallen short as a faith.

Chester McCall has long been a Unitarian Universalist minister he has served churches in California and Pennsylvania. Chester has been an active part of the Jubilee anti-racist ministry out of the UUA and worked with youth, young adults, and adults all around the United States in the forward movement of anti-racist organizing.

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September 26th -- DAN McKANAN
“Uncovering Our History: Community Churches in Context”

Understanding where we come from is essential as we consider where we want to go in the future. The Community Church of Boston and the Community Church of New York come out of a century-long tradition inherited from freewheeling radical congregations, including the "Freethinker" congregations of the 1820s and 1830s and the "People's Churches" of the 1880s and 1890. Prior to the Great Depression, American religion could be far more radical at the level of individual congregations than at the level of denominations, we will explore some of the ways the community churches were part of that radicalism and what that means for our next hundred years.

Dan McKanan joined the Harvard Divinity School faculty in July 2008 as Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Senior Lecturer in Divinity. His first book, 'Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States' (2002), explores theological understandings of violence and nonviolence among abolitionists, pacifists, and temperance activists.

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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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