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.