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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: November Sunday Forums
03 Nov 2010
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston...
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"


"Bradley Manning: National Traitor or Hero of the People?"

In late May 2010, Private First Class Bradley Manning, an intelligence analyst with the US Army in Baghdad, was arrested. On June 6, 2010, he was charged with 2 counts of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including eight criminal offenses and four noncriminal violations of Army regulations. His arrest was precipitated by an alleged online chat confession to well-known hacker and journalist Adrian Lamo. Since his arrest, Bradley Manning has issued no formal public statements. Daniel Ellsberg, the famed whistleblower behind the Pentagon Papers, has heralded Pfc. Bradley Manning as a hero. We will discuss the case in detail and consider our role in supporting a man considered a traitor by some and a hero by others.

The Bradley Manning Support Network is an ad hoc, international grassroots effort to help accused whistle blower Pfc. Bradley Manning.


November 14th -- ROBERT F. CAHALAN
“The Climate Change Challenge: Reason for Hope”

Bob Cahalan is head of the Climate & Radiation branch at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. He will have just given a talk on climate at Harvard, but will address with us his own ethical and scientific responses to the crisis rather than the "science".

Bob writes: "Global disruptions of Earth's climate and biosphere are leading to loss of biodiversity and ecosystem collapses, depletion of fish and forests, loss of fresh water, ocean acidification and species extinctions. What can be done to address these challenges? Can individuals actually make a difference? Is there a legitimate reason for hope?"


November 21 -- Rev. Clyde Grubbs
“Native Americans and Thanksgiving”

What is celebrated in the Pilgrim story and did the experience of missionary conquest of New England shape America? How does this racist colonial story impact our communities and what happens to the stories that go untold?

Rev. Clyde Grubbs is a Unitarian Universalist minister living in Revere and working to build a community ministry rooted in Boston. His work includes support and nourishment of individuals and communities struggling to overcome and survive the impacts of trauma. Clyde honors his Native American heritage (Texas Cherokee) which informs his spiritual understanding and practice, and his anti-racist and anti-oppressive commitment. He has also worked for peace, justice and equality since he was in the Unitarian Universalist youth movement, Liberal Religious Youth.


November 28th -- THEATRE of RELATIVITY
“Witness”, a One-Act Play by John O'Brien

This year the Theatre of Relativity brings to life another morality play by our late friend John O'Brien: two teachers, one bad student, a thorny situation. What's the right thing to do? It's an ethical dilemma! The cast will be made up of Jason Taylor and Jim Loutzenhiser. This staged reading is being directed by Michelle Markarian.

Afterward will come discussion of the play, then an open mike to tell some John O'Brien stories, read a few of his poems and generally remember John.



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.



Rev. Jason Lydon, Minister
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-6710
(617) 266-0449 (fax)
info (at)

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