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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: June Sunday Forums
31 May 2012
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston for the month of June...
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"


"Muslim Political Prisoners from Israel to the U.S."

The so-called "War on Terror" has led to the racist and Islamophobic targeting of Arabs and Muslims around the world. Whether in Israel's colonial attacks on Palestine or the FBI's targeting of Muslims here in the United States, the results of the "War on Terror" is the torture, imprisonment, and death of Muslims and Arabs. The inhumane confinement of Palestinian prisoners and the atrocious sentencing of Tarek Mehanna are two pieces of a larger attack and yet the hunger strike by thousands of Palestinian prisoners and the brave statement by Tarek Mehanna show that resistance is always growing. This Sunday we will explore the realities of Muslim and Arab political prisoners in the United States and Israel.

Lana Habash is a Palestinian fighter for freedom, mother, doctor, organizer, and leader in the Greater-Boston community. Laila Muard is a Muslim political organizer who, among many other efforts, heads up the campaign to free Tarek Mehanna.


June 10th -- Annual Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Commemoration
"Words from the Inside"

In their last letter to their children Julius and Ethel Rosenberg wrote the following, "Your lives must teach you, too, that good cannot really flourish in the midst of evil; that freedom and all the things that go to make up a truly satisfying and worthwhile life, must sometimes be purchased very dearly. Be comforted then that we were serene and understood with the deepest kind of understanding, that civilization had not as yet progressed to the point where life did not have to be lost for the sake of life; and that we were comforted in the sure knowledge that others would carry on after us."

We will read the writing of prisoners this Sunday. Please bring in stories, letters, poetry, artwork, from prisoners that you would like to share. We will pay special attention to political prisoners, like the Rosenbergs.


June 17th -- Rev. JASON LYDON
“Leaving Well: Tales of the Last Seven Years”

This final Sunday of the season is Jason's last Sunday as the minister of the Community Church of Boston. Jason will share lessons learned, highlighted stories, moments of growth, and a vision of the future. Rebecca Parker, UU theologian, writes that the choice to bless the world, "will draw you into community, the endeavor shared, the heritage passed on, the companionship of struggle, the importance of keeping faith, the life of ritual and praise, the comfort of human friendship, the company of earth, it's chorus of life welcoming you. None of us alone can save the world. Together - that is another possibility, waiting." It is on this blessing of the past seven years of shared ministry that Jason will reflect.



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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