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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: December Sunday Forums
05 Dec 2011
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston for the month of December...
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"


December 4th -- The 35th Annual Sacco & Vanzetti Social Justice Award Ceremony

It is with joy and excitement that the Community Church of Boston honors Arnie King with the 35th Annual Sacco & Vanzetti Social Social Justice
Award. We will gather to celebrate this man's commitment to justice through humble connection with so many in our extended community. Arnie reminds all of us that we need not be defined by one moment of our lives; we are all a collection of moments, consistently challenged to follow a path of righteousness and love.

Speakers will include Seth Kirshenbaum (co-executive director of The City School), Banjineh Brown (Boston public school teacher), Robin Casarjian (author of Houses of Healing, director of the Lionheart Foundation), Bob David (managing director of And Still We Rise Productions), Rasheem Benson (friend of Arnie's), Dianne Zimbabwe (coordinator of Through Barbed Wire), members of Arnie's family, and Arnie King, calling live from Bay State Prison. Musical performances by Destroy Babylon & Myriam Ortiz.


November 11th -- Marking World AIDS Day
"Year's Theme: Zero New Infections, Zero Discrimination, and Zero
AIDS-related Deaths"

HIV Prevention is everyone's responsibility. Realizing the three zeros which is the theme, we need to pull efforts together at all levels for positive prevention: as individuals, as churches, as parents and more so as potential HIV positive/negative individuals. Take Charge!

Gladys Bamboola is an HIV activist/advocate for women and children. She is a widow and a mother of five children, and has been HIV positive for over 18 years (currently on HAART and doing well). She was a program officer for a women's organization called The National Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (NACWOLA), and is a member of the Boston Living Center and AIDS Action Committee.


December 18th -- STEVE SCHNAPP
"Shrink, Shift & Shaft: Destabilizing the U.S. Economy"

This interactive presentation will explore income and wealth disparity, while demystifying the economic, political and ideological strategies that drive these trends.

Steve Schnapp has more than 40 years experience as an organizer, activist and popular educator. He is currently Senior Education Coordinator with United for a Fair Economy, in Boston. Steve has taught community organizing at the B.U. School of Social Work and Springfield College School of Human Services. Prior to coming to UFE, he directed the Management & Community Development Institute at the Filene Center for Citizen Participation at Tufts University.


December 25th -- Christmas Day
“Choosing the Side of the Naughty”

Christmas need not be a celebration of the pristine. Christmas is the celebration of a woman who gave birth to a child out of wed-lock in a time when to do so was punishable by death. Some of the greatest movies of the season, such as A Christmas Story, are a playful reminder of the fun that those who are naughty get to have. We are reminded by witty bumper stickers that “well-behaved women rarely make history.” On this Christmas morning all are invited to come together to honor the parts of ourselves and each other that are naughty, the parts greatly worth celebrating.

Rev. Jason Lydon is the minister at the Community Church of Boston.



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
info (at)

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