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About Us


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.


“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


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.


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

Board of Directors


Hubert Williams (2017), Board Chair*

Myrtle Baptist Church, Newton

Dr. Aijaz Baloch (2019), Vice Chair*

Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland

Rabbi Allison Berry (2020), Vice Chair*

Temple Shalom, Newton

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. John Allen (2021)

First Congregational Church of Milton, UCC

Rev. Jeffrey Barz-Snell (2021)

First Parish in Weston, UU

Sophia Bishop-Rice (2021)

Boston’s Bridge to Excellence

Rev. Dr. Richard Noel Chrisman (2021)

Eliot Church of Newton, UCC

Karim El-Razzaz (2019)

Islamic Society of Boston, Cambridge

Rev. and CEO Emanuel Hutcherson (2021)

Greater Love Tabernacle Church

Phil Jones (2020)

WERS FM, Emerson College

Farjam Mohtadi (2020)

Arlington Bahá’í Community

Dr. Sekoni Noel (2020)

Pentecostal Tabernacle, Cambridge

Dr. Judith Oleson (2020)

Religion & Conflict Transformation Program, Boston University

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

Rev. Dr. Rodney L. Petersen (2014) (Executive Director)*

Presbytery of Boston

*Executive Committee

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