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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: January Sunday Forums
19 Dec 2013
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston for the month of January...
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"


January 5th -- IRVING KURKI
“The Movement Against Alienation”

Irving Kurki is a coordinator for essential discussions of advanced theory.


January 12th -- Rev. WILLIAM E. ALBERTS, Ph.D
“Religion Without Borders”

National, political, economic, cultural and religious borders create barriers that allow people to be dehumanized as The Other and oppressed. The mission of people of faith is to transcend and challenge the built-in "exceptionalism" of these borders and humanize people, rather accommodate their oppression by being chaplains of the status quo.

Bill Alberts was minister of CCB from 1978 to 1991. His book, A Hospital Chaplain at the Crossroads of Humanity, is based on his work as a chaplain at Boston Medical Center between 1992 and 2011. Since 2004, his articles on war, politics, racism and religion have appeared in Counterpunch, called "America's best political newsletter" by Out of Bounds Magazine.


January 19th -- Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The American Prisoner is the Tip of the Mass Incarceration in the Country”

The recipient of CCB’s 2007 Sacco-Vanzetti Award for Social Justice, Chuck Turner is one of the best-known agitators in the city. He was elected to the Boston City Council in 1999, a position he held for over ten years, and has worked as an activist since the 1960s (serving as the director of a community development corporation, an organizer training center, co-founder of the United Community Construction Workers, and founder of the Boston Jobs Council). He has also worked as Coordinator of Training at Emerge, a batterer's counseling organization, and as education director at a nonprofit consulting firm focused on establishing worker cooperatives.

In his own words: “For fifty years, the driving force of my life has been the desire to contribute to the struggle for justice in this country. My objective has been to use the organizing process to build alliances having the strength to overcome the racial and class injustices surrounding us.”


January 26th -- Prof. TONY MENELIK VAN DER MEER
“The Need for a Mass Campaign Poverty”

Professor Van Der Meer is an adjunct professor of Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts; and an adjunct professor within the Social Science Department at Roxbury Community College in Boston. He is the co-chair of the Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Committee, the former Chairman of the Black Political Task Force of Boston, and co-founder and program director of Cultural Cafe, an independent alternative cultural venue of art.



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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