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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: November Sunday Forums
04 Nov 2013
Modified: 03:45:56 PM
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston for the month of November...
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"


“Joe Moakley's Journey from South Boston to El Salvador”

In November 1989 in El Salvador, six Jesuit priests and their two female housekeepers were rousted from their beds and shot as they lay face down on the ground. At first, the Bush administration echoed the Salvadoran military 's line that the rebels must have done it. When House Speaker Tom Foley tasked a senior congressman with investigating the murders, the people of El Salvador found an unlikely champion in the person of John Joseph Moakley, representative from South Boston.

Mark Robert Schneider teaches World History at Suffolk University and Bridgewater State College in the Boston area. He is the author of "We Return Fighting: The Civil Rights Movement in the Jazz Age", which was a finalist for three prestigious prizes in history.


November 10th -- LISA GRAUSTEIN
“Working through Privilege: A Process for Moving Forward”

Lisa Graustein has lived in Dorchester for most of her adult life and teaches at Codman Academy Charter School in Codman Square. She serves as a trainer for the Beyond Diversity 101 program. She recently completed a self-designed Masters in Education on racial justice education, with a focus on supporting white people in becoming more aware of their racial identity and more effective at interrupting racism. Lisa's graduate research focused on using theories of racial identity development and transformational learning to develop a process of white people to understand our racial identity and learn new ways of being that allow to become more effective in interrupting racism and working for racial healing. This presentation will be an overview of this learning process and some thoughts about how it can be used to address other forms of systemic privilege..


November 17th -- Dr. SHAKIR ABDULLAH
“An Iraqi Look at the First Six Months of American Administration in Iraq”

Dr. Shakir Abdullah is a former Iraqi official. He is a PhD holder in atmospheric physics from Reading University / England. His last job in the public service in Iraq was the CEO of the ministry of Transportation and Communication under the CPA headed by ambassador Paul Bremer (April 2003-Oct. 2003). He left Iraq in 2004, and settled with his family in Jordan where he continued to be involved in Iraq’s many compelling issues. In 2011, he immigrated to the US and resettled with his family in Boston.


November 24th -- Indigenous Peoples’ Day
“Honor the Earth, A Tribute in Song”

Magpie is the duo of Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner. This year they celebrate 40 years of making deeply powerful, hard hitting and soul-filled music together. Their work spans the range of endeavors, from their performance on every major festival stage, to their renowned environmental education in classrooms throughout the United States.



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.



Linda Jenkins, Congregational Director
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-6710
info (at)

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