[act-ma] 6/13 JASON LYDON - "Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex: A Theological Perspective"

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Tue Jun 8 12:16:08 PDT 2010


THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF BOSTON
SUNDAY SPEAKERS FORUM presents...

Sunday, June 13, 2010
11:00am

JASON LYDON
"Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex: A Theological Perspective"

Clarence Russell Skinner, one of the founders of Community Church of Boston,
wrote, "All great social problems involve theological conceptions. We may
divorce church from state, but we cannot separate the idea of [the divine]
from the political life of the people." Our movements all have theological
roots and realities, the movement to abolish the prison industrial complex
still needs a more comprehensive theological analysis. Last year we
discussed the theology behind the incarceration system, this year we will
discuss the theology needed to back up the movement to abolish this system.

Jason Lydon is the Congregational Director, and soon to be ordained
minister, of the Community Church of Boston. He recently graduated from
divinity school where he focused on abolition theology, queer liberation,
and anti-racist/anti-imperialist/eco-feminist theological perspectives.

- music by CommUnity Voices -


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Annual Julius & Ethel Rosenberg Commemoration
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US

Jason Lydon, Congregational Director
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-6710
(617) 266-0449 (fax)
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