[act-ma] 9/26 DAN McKANAN - "Uncovering Our History: Community Churches in Context"

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

Sunday, September 26, 2010
11:00am

DAN McKANAN
"Uncovering Our History: Community Churches in Context"

Understanding where we come from is essential as we consider where we want
to go in the future. The Community Church of Boston and the Community Church
of New York come out of a century-long tradition inherited from freewheeling
radical congregations, including the "Freethinker" congregations of the
1820s and 1830s and the "People's Churches" of the 1880s and 1890. Prior to
the Great Depression, American religion could be far more radical at the
level of individual congregations than at the level of denominations, we
will explore some of the ways the community churches were part of that
radicalism and what that means for our next hundred years.

Dan McKanan joined the Harvard Divinity School faculty in July 2008 as Ralph
Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Senior Lecturer in
Divinity. His first book, 'Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians
and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States' (2002), explores
theological understandings of violence and nonviolence among abolitionists,
pacifists, and temperance activists.

Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston St. (Copley Square)
www.communitychurchofboston.org


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12:45pm Luncheon


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On Sunday after our morning programs, we have lunch with one another in the
Guatemala Room (3rd floor), prepared by our cook Luis Alonso Guzman. Enjoy a
delicious lunch with friends! A small contribution is requested to help
cover lunch expenses.


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DIRECTIONS/PARKING

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 $5.00 for 3 hours of parking.

By public transportation, take the Green line to Copley or take the Orange
line to Back Bay station. Community Church is a 2-minute walk from either
station.


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A PEACE AND JUSTICE CONGREGATION SINCE 1920

The Community Church of Boston is a free community 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.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US

Rev. Jason Lydon, Minister
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-6710
(617) 266-0449 (fax)
info at commchurch.org
http://www.communitychurchofboston.org




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