CMM

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About Us

Mission

To mobilize congregations and communities across economic, religious, racial, and ethnic boundaries so that, in partnership, we can work more effectively for a just and peaceful society and for spiritual growth and interfaith understanding.


Strategies

“Faiths Together for Social Justice”

• Fight racial INJUSTICE

• Promote RESTORATIVE justice and reconciliation

• Develop understanding among FAITH COMMUNITIES

• Support ACTION projects for social justice

• Create HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS across diversity

• Build HOME EQUITY for underserved communities

• Foster a CULTURE and openness to forgiving


History

CMM is the Greater Boston Area’s oldest interfaith social action network. Founded in 1966 by faith communities to address poverty, housing, and racial justice in Boston and to link urban and suburban communities in just, transformative partnerships, CMM has tackled the most pressing issues facing our communities for more than 50 years, working to build Dr. King’s vision of beloved community.


Membership

CMM’s members include congregations, partner organizations, educational institutions and individuals around the Greater Boston Area. Traditions represented in CMM’s membership include Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, Catholic, Quaker, Unitarian Universalist, Bahá’i and secular allies inspired by conscience. We also work with non-members beyond these traditions. To continue our work, we need your support and financial commitment. Learn more about becoming a member by emailing info@coopmet.org.


Board of Directors

 

Hubert Williams (2017), Board Chair*

Myrtle Baptist Church, Newton


Rev. Dr. Richard Noel Chrisman (2021), Vice Chair*

Eliot Church of Newton, UCC


Br. Kevin C. Peterson (2018), Vice Chair*

The New Democracy Coalition


Stephen Robbins (2018), Treasurer*

Temple Beth Shalom, Needham


Dr. Alice Kidder (2011), Clerk*

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational UCC


Rev. Jeffrey Barz-Snell (2021)

First Parish in Weston, UU


Karim El-Razzaz (2019)

Islamic Society of Boston, Cambridge


Phil Jones (2020)

WERS FM, Emerson College


Rev. Dr. C. Maxwell Olmstead (2020)

The Dover Church, UCC


Fr. Tom Ryan (2019)

Paulist Office for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations


Dr. Aaron Spevack (2021)

Brandeis University


Sophia Bishop-Rice (2021) (Interim Executive Director)*

Boston’s Bridge to Excellence

See the full staff on this website’s Contact page


Advisory Council

 

Rev. Dr. David A. Killian (2019), Co-Chair*

Former CMM Board President, Grace Episcopal Church in Newton


Juliet Carey (2019), Co-Chair*

Former CMM Board Vice President, Harvard Memorial Church


Rev. Dr. Rodney L. Petersen (2014)

Visiting Scholar Duke University

Latest Fundraiser

 


From Trauma to Triumph: CMM Annual Fundraiser (6/17/21)

Speakers included:

  • Thomas W. Porter, Jr., Boston University Lecturer & Co-Director, Program on Religion and Conflict Transformation, Retired (The Rev. Charles Harper Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient)
  • Rev. Kelly Fassett, Executive Director of UniteBoston
  • Rev. Dr. Walter Earl Fluker, Boston University Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Ethical Leadership (The Rev. Charles Harper Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient)
  • Kim Janey, Acting Mayor of Boston

 

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