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Meet Peace Action national director Jon Rainwater

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

We will hold a meet and greet to introduce Peace Action's new national executive director, Jon Rainwater.  A light lunch will be provided (potluck contributions welcome, not required).  This meeting is open to all MAPA members.  RSVP is requested to info@masspeaceaction.org or 617-354-2169. After some informal time Jon [...]

Helen Caldicott: Courting Armageddon

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Peace Action is excited to announce that Dr. Helen Caldicott will be speaking in our Distinguished Peacebuilders Series! Come hear her talk, Courting Armageddon.Helen Caldicott, a former pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston and instructor at Harvard Medical School, has devoted the [...]

$5 – $20

Noam Chomsky: After the Electoral Extravaganza

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT! FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED SEATS, NOTE THAT THE LOCATION HAS BEEN MOVED TO HARVARD-EPWORTH CHURCH. Massachusetts Peace Action is excited to announce that world renowned Noam Chomsky will be giving a talk in our Distinguished Peacebuilders Series! Come hear his [...]

$10 – $20

Building Peace and Justice– Now More than Ever: Massachusetts Peace Action 2016 Annual Meeting

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

March 12, Cambridge--Keynote Speakers Phyllis Bennis: The Syrian War, ISIS, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the USBennis is author of Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: A PrimerRep. Jim McGovern: Amidst Today’s Turmoil, We Must Rebuild the Peace MovementMcGovern represents Massachusetts’ 2nd Congressional [...]

$10 – $20

This Changes Everything: Screening, Potluck, and Discussion

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

January 10, Cambridge: Join Massachusetts Peace Action, Earth Stewardship at First Church Cambridge, and our co-hosts  for a screening and discussion of “This Changes Everything,” the new documentary based on the Naomi Klein book of the same name that weaves together threads of climate, racial and economic [...]

Cost: What you can afford

Medea Benjamin: The U.S. – Saudi Alliance: Disaster for the Middle East

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

Boston area launch of the Coalition against the US-Saudi Alliance When: Friday, November 13, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Where: First Church in Cambridge • 11 Garden Street • near Harvard Square T stop • Cambridge The US-Saudi Arabia alliance was founded after World War II [...]

Understanding Syria

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

Nov. 9, Cambridge:  What is really happening in Syria?  The mainstream media in our country are full of one-sided propaganda and not much help.  Come to a MAPA event to hear from two Syrians, Wafaa Arbash and Ali Aljundi, now in the US, and MAPA board [...]

Screening of “Nuclear Savage”

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1 is an exposé of the U.S. H-bomb tests on the Marshall Islands in the 1950s and their tragic effects on the Marshall Islanders, which continue to this day. Discussion follows, including an update on plans for Hiroshima [...]

How Do You See Iran?

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Peace Action presents and cordially invites you to “How Do You See Iran,” a talk by Rashin Khosravibabandpouri. Rashin Khosravibavandpouri is an Iranian-born journalist and currently a M.S. student in International Relations at Suffolk University, as well as a member of MAPA’s Middle East [...]

What Next for the Nuclear Abolition Movement?

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

Report from the NPT Review Conference and Discussion on the Way Forward with Joseph Gerson, Peace & Disarmament Coordinator, American Friends Service Committee John Loretz, Program Director, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Moderator: Elaine Scarry, Professor, Harvard University Thursday, June 4, 2015, [...]

Impressions of Iran today

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

An informal report-back on Modern Tehran Massoudeh Edmond An informal conversation with Arlington artist Massoudeh Edmond, who recently returned from her first trip in more than a decade to visit her family in Tehran. Join us to hear about modern Tehran and engage in conversation [...]

Budget for All Strategy Meeting

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

Don’t miss it! We need your input You are invited to the annual strategy meeting of the Budget for All CoalitionSunday, May 3 3pm Now that we have had our big Tax day event, it’s time for all of us to plan out our activities [...]

Rebuild our Urban Economy! Peace & Planet

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

Transfer Hundreds of Billions of our Tax Dollars from Dangerous Nuclear Weapons  to Productive Investment in Housing, Healthcare, Education, Public Transit and Infrastructure! Please join us for a talk by Jonathan King, professor of Biology at MIT and also chair of the Mass Peace Action [...]

Countering the Threat of Nuclear Disaster from Pilgrim Power Plant

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

Come to the Dec. 8 organizing meeting to address the real dangers of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, MA                       WHY? Boston is only 34 miles from Pilgrim, and subject to nuclear contamination [...]

At The Intersection of Injustice and Transformation: Where Do We Go From Here?

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

13th Annual Walk for a New Spring Beginning February 21, the monks and nuns of the New England Peace Pagoda will lead their annual “Walk for a New Spring”, from Leverett, Massachusetts to Washington, DC.  The walk is 47 days long and will end on [...]