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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: April Sunday Forums
02 Apr 2012
Modified: 02:00:18 PM
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston for the month of April...
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"


April 1st -- April Fools Day
"Giving the 1% Their Due"

Over and over again the movement of the 99% hassles the generous 1% without any recognition that they simply pulled themselves up by their bootstraps. The CEOs making seven and eight figure salaries are the self made men and women of America. On this important April holiday we will pay tribute to all those who have simply worked hard and made a profit.

Camilo Viveiros is a longtime organizer and tenants/workers' rights advocate, and currently the Executive Director for Rhode Island Jobs With Justice.


April 8th -- Easter Sunday
"From Resurrection to Insurrection"

Musa Dube, postcolonial feminist Biblical scholar, has offered an important lens for looking at Christian stories and mission in the world. She has developed the “Rahab Prism” that pushes us to look at stories, including the resurrection of Jesus, with greater complexity. There is a powerful story of revolution available in the Jesus
movement and yet it is used for colonization, oppression, and violence time and time again. We will utilize Musa Dube's prism to look at how the resurrection story of Jesus can strengthen justice struggles today.

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


April 15th -- LEE FICH
"Liberation Seder"

In celebration and honor of Passover we will gather for our annual Liberation Seder. This is the time when we remember the Jewish story of resistance and come together as a community to celebrate the timeless story of overcoming injustice and choosing to remember the connection to all struggles for liberation. Please remember to bring a potluck dish to share. This is an especially good Sunday to bring friends and family!

Lee Fich is a long time friend of the church who has led the Passover Seder for many years now.


April 22nd -- Earth Day
"Mandate for a Carbon-Free, Nuclear-Free Future"

Jeff Napolitano is executive director of the Western Mass AFSC and a member of the Nuclear-Free Future Coalition, working to decertify the Vermont Yankee facility. He will address the dangers and pitfalls of nuclear power and ask, "Can Fukushima happen here?" The Coalition also has a provocative slide show.


April 29th -- Celebrating International Workers' Day
SEIU 615
"Justice for Janitors, Security Guards, Airport workers... Everyone!"

SEIU 615 is at the helm of union organizing here in New England. Their campaigns extend across professions, public and private. They are constantly working to build the power of their members while simultaneously extending the benefit of union jobs to all workers. In February, over 500 members gathered at Copley Plaza in Boston to march for good, full time jobs. Organizers and members with 615 will share
about their campaigns and how the legacy of May Day can live on through unions today.



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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