Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace

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BNP Committee Meetings and Current Projects:


BNP Committees:

Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace conducts are work primarily through several Committees, some standing and some ad hoc.

Current Committees:

Coordinating Committee: Coordinates activities of the organization at a general level. This committee, (currently with 9 ( 3 of the positions are job shared by two people). This committee was elected by the members of our organization. Contact:

Vigils: Coordinates our weekly peace vigil at 4 Corners, and other vigils, such as our occasional candlelight vigils. Contact Person: Trudy Quaif, email

Forums: Organizes and publicizes our public forums, typically featuring guest speakers on a variety of peace, justice and civil liberties related topics. Contact Person: Andy Coates,

Newsletter: Edits and publishes our monthly newsletter, The Bethlehem Free Press. Contact Person: Lori Coates,

Communications Committee: Coordinates the communications activities of BNP. Ongoing projects include,taping of events, acquiring programming for local public access tv, and acquiring necessary media equipment . Contact include Bruce Bushart, email: and Fred Elfenbein, phone 273-2291.

Schools: Establishing a yearly peace scholarship for a local high school student, and provides small grants for high school students for peace related training and projects.

Imam Warith-Deen Umar Defense Committee: Organized to help in Mr. Umar's Defense. See fact sheet for details (in pdf format). Contact Person: Joe Lombardo. email: