Sunday, September 21, 2014

People's Climate March and lots of other folks are out in the streets of NYC today for today's People's Climate March. So much to do. #ActionNotWords #PeoplesClimate

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Post Syria Peace Vigil

FOR member Sam Oast is greeted by peace activist Kathy Kelly, following the prayerful peace vigil for #NoWarWithSyria in solidarity with Pope Francis. Washington Square Park, NYC

Prayer Vigil for Peace in Syria

Washington Square Park -- We were lining the sidewalk.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Join Kathy Kelly Praying for Peace Saturday

Kathy Kelly is here in NYC this weekend and praying for peace in Washington Square Park on Saturday, Sept. 7th, at 6:30 pm. As she shared it on Facebook, it looks like Catholic Worker is fine with others joining in. Kathy wrote:
Here in NYC, I'm a guest at Maryhouse Catholic Worker. Several of us have organized a vigil at Washington Square Park, 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, joining Pope Francis's call to oppose U.S. military strikes against Syria.
PLEASE NOTE: If you can't join that event, national Fellowship of Reconciliation is encouraging people to Pray for Peace in Syria. They have a lovely blog post with some suggested prayers: 
Blessings and Peace hugs,
Kate Anne Brennan
PS You can follow people like Kathy Kelly on Facebook to stay "in the know". (She's probably limited out in friend requests.)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


With renovations being done at our meeting site we have suspended our usual 2nd Thursday meetings but meet at various times as needed to work on different events/causes, including the upcoming:

April 30 – May 1
International Conference at Riverside Church: For a Nuclear Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World

May 2
2:00 PM
Rally • March • Peace & Music Festival

Please be in touch with us by email (or phone) -- and join our listserv for updates. And thank you for whatever you do for peace and justice -- and nuclear disarmament.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Summertime Peace

During our summer hiatus, we hope you are contacting your congressmember and senators on the healthcare issue. [We have taken no official NYFOR position, but core people believe single payer is best, with an affordable comprehensive public option being compromise second best -- an expanded, improved Medicare.]

Check the listserv or your email for messages from the NYFOR list for interim summertime information. Also, check out the national blog (or some peace songs we've collected on Peace to you and yours -- and to all.

Monday, June 8, 2009

No Regular Meeting 6/11 - Two Events Instead

Please note that there will be NO regular meeting Thursday June 11th at the Church of Village. Instead NYFOR members and friends are urged to attend either of two area events sponsored by National Fellowship of Reconciliation -- one in Brooklyn, one at Judson Church.

The first event is the Sixth Annual Children of Abraham Peace Walk in Brooklyn, with program beginning at 4 pm at Al-Noor School, 675 4th Ave (near 21 Street), with the walk beginning at 5:15 pm.

The second event is the War Resisters League's Dave Dellinger Lecture on Nonviolence event at Judson Church in Manhattan, 55 Washington Sq. S. , NYC, beginning at 7 PM.

For more info, see our listserv message.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Progressive Podcasting & Links

[At our February meeting Kate Anne provided information on progressive podcasting and we listened to a still pertinent 2005 Progressive Radio podcast of Fr. Roy Bourgeois being interviewed by Progressive Magazine editor Matthew Rothschild. We wanted to share some of Kate's information and suggestions based on her handout.]

You don't have to own an iPod to listen to/view podcasts. You can do so online and/or download them directly to your computer.

Subscribe to most of these and others through iTunes, or pick and choose as the spirit moves you. For more info on using iTunes for podcasting, visit: Search their archives for the categories of your choosing and select, or enter the feed url (found on many sites providing podcasts) into your own iTunes application.

Air America -- various programs [for complete archives, subscription necessary]

Bill Moyer’s Journal on PBS – Podcast AND Vodcast – or watch on line

Democracy Now! -- Amy Goodman hosts (radio and tv versions)

Counterspin -- FAIR -- Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

GoLeftTV -- Robert Kennedy Jr., Mike Papantonio, others (Political and Environmental) (by topic) and

GritTV -- with Laura Flanders -- interviews of liberals/progressives

Jim Hightower's Common Sense Commentary (short bites)

Media Matters with Bob McChesney (interviews - scroll guests)

Progressive Point of View with Matt Rothschild (short bites on current topics)

Progressive Radio Show with Matt Rothschild (interviews - scroll guests)

Progressive Radio, The Best of (their favorites, still timely)

State of Belief (from The Interfaith Alliance - ) with Rev. C. Welton Gaddy
"Religion and radio done differently"

White Rose Society - archives a number of radio talk shows

[PLEASE NOTE: Streaming is a great way to listen to LIVE shows, available over the web -- a good resource is the blog LTR -- Liberal Talk Radio.]

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Happy and Peace-Full New Year

Dear Peace Friends -- With the New Year starting on Thursday schedules have been thrown off so we are NOT able to meet this Thursday. We plan to resume regular meetings in February. (NOTE: this cessation does not affect committee meetings.) In lieu of our monthly member meeting. however, we are urging our members to continue their personal peace work this month and also to attend the Sunday, Jan. 11th Interfaith Service to End Torture at 3 p.m. at the Community Church on East 35th Street, just off of Park Avenue. This event is sponsored by the Metro NY Religious Campaign Against Torture and the event flyer is available at their site and by clicking here.

Happiness and peace in the New Year -- and always. Thank you for whatever you do for peace and justice.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Intro: New York FOR

New York Fellowship of Reconciliation -- NYFOR -- has been active in its present incarnation since the 1990s when it was re-established by Fr. John Dear, who was then serving as National FOR's Executive Director. For current information and a rundown of some of our history, see our listserv: our NYFOR Yahoo Group, and our online photos. We are expanding our web presence to include this blog to encourage communication and inspire participation from more people of faith who believe in peace, justice and nonviolence. Current focus, besides ending the Iraq occupation and working to prevent further assaults on peace, include stopping torture, working with United for Peace and Justice, documenting Songs for Peace, and planning a cultural peace presentation entitled Pieces of Peace.

NYFOR generally meets monthly on second Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:15 pm. We are grateful to our host, Church of the Village, 201 West 13th Street, NYC 10011, [NW Corner of 13th Street and 7th Avenue; for meetings enter side door]. For questions or more information, email New York FOR, write PO Box 7626, New York, NY 10150-7626, or phone 917 374 9679.