Coming Events:

Peace Vigil each Monday, 5 - 6 PM at the Four Corners,intersection of Kenwood and Delaware Aves. in Delmar. Bring your sign or use one of ours. Stay for a few minutes or an hour. Let's stand together for peace.  (518) 466-1192 for further information.  


Thursday, September 10, 4:00 to 6:00 pm,  O’Brien Federal Building, North Pearl St and Clinton Ave, Albany.  Demonstration to Support 7 Nation Iran Agreement and a Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone in the Middle East .  Please join us to show your support,  Co-Sponsored by:Palestinian Rights Committee of Upper Hudson Peace Action,  Women Against War, Jewish Voice for Peace- Albany Chapter, Middle East Crisis Response, and Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace.  Contact: Tom Ellis: tomellis107@gmail.com  or 518-453-8874.

Sunday, September,  27, 2:00 pm, starting at  Trinity Methodist Church 235 Lark St. Albany, NY (park in church lot), ending at Mt. Zion Baptist Church 86 Schuyler St. Albany, NY.  North Star Peace Walk. Share interfaith prayers, teachings, singing and fellowship. This will be a multi-generational inclusive family,   non-political event  and we welcome your group/congregational banners and non-political signs of peace.  Join other community members to reaffirm common roots.  Suggested Attire: White clothing  Sponsors:  A Village, Inc.,  Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Albany Friends Meeting, Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Chatham Neighbors for Peace, Congregation Beth Emeth Social Action Committee, Congregation Gates of Heaven, CouncilwomanVivian Kornegay,  Fellowship of Reconciliation,  Grafton Peace Pagoda, Guilderland Neighbors for Peace, Islamic Center of the Capital District, Karma Triyana, Dharmachakra, Labor Religion Coalition,  Masjid As-Salam, Palestinian Rights Committee,  Pine Hills Neighbors for Peace, Saratoga Neighbors for Peace, Schenectady Neighbors for Peace,  Sisters of St. Joseph Albany Province Justice Committee,  Southern Rensselaer Neighbors for Peace,  The Su Su Women’s Club, The Interfaith Alliance of NYS,  Turkish Cultural Center, Union Missionary Baptist Church, UAlbany Interfaith Coalition, UAlbany Muslim Student Association, UAlbany Peace Action, Underground Railroad History Project, Upper Hudson Peace Action,Veterans for Peace Chap. 10, Women Against War.  Facebook link.


BNP Discussion
Monday,  October 5, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Meet at Four Corners, after vigil to determine location
Delmar, NY

Our gatherings here are are always lively and interesting, with many good ideas discussed among neighbors and friends. Contact: 466-1192 for further information. New members always welcome!


Music

BNP:  Making Music for Peace
Tuesday,  October 20, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Bethlehem Town Hall
445 Delaware Ave, Delmar

 Bring your voices,  guitars, drums, spoons  etc.,  and maybe a snack to share.  We will sing and play along to some of the  wonderful peace songs we all know and love. If you have a favorite peace song, please bring the lyrics/music so we can sing along with you. Information 466-1192.

Voices of a people's historyBNP Fundraiser:  Music Night & Pot Luck Dinner
Friday, November 6
Pot luck dinner at 5:30 pm

Program begins at 7:00 pm
Delmar Reformed Church
386 Delaware Ave, Delmar

We will begin the evening with a pot luck dinner and  silent auction, starting at 5:30 pm.  Please join us, and bring a pot luck dish to share.   Individual contributions of items or services to the Silent Auction, or direct  monetary contribution would also be welcome. (Checks should be made out the "Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace". The  program will begin at 7:00 pm.  A donation of $10 is requested.  $2 for students. 

We will spend the evening with friends and neighbors:  talking, singing and sharing wisdom and experiences from our struggle for peace and justice.  If you would be willing to provide a song (or 2), read a poem (or 2) , or  give a 5-10 minute talk on a topic related to the peace and justice struggle, please email Trudy at tquaif@yahoo.com.  Mark Emanation and Terri Robin are  planning to join us.  More information  on the program soon.    We hope to have a variety of music and poetry, and a sing along with the Solidarity Singers, to close the evening.  Join us!

Please RSVP if possible with then number of people who will be attending and if possible, include what dish you will be bringing for the pot luck dinner.  Thanks. Send the email to Trudy at:  tquaif@yahoo.com  Questions:  466-1192.


Tom Ellis: The Unites States War in Laos and its Continuing Consequences
Thursday, December 3, 7:00 - 8:45 pm 
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 12054

Tom Ellis will  give a talk on the Unites States War in Laos and its Continuing Consequences.  Tom Ellis lives in Albany and works as a teacher.  He is a leader in several social justice groups including the Palestinian Rights Committee and Upper Hudson Peace Action, and has also played an important role in many successful environmental campaigns, including blocking the siting of a 'low-level' radioactive waste disposal facility in rural New York, preventing the destruction of rivers in Canada, creating the community pressure that led the federal government to clean up the former NL Industries factory in Colonie where depleted uranium weapons were manufactured, and educating the public about the just cause of the Palestinians.  Free. Everyone is welcome. Information: 466-1192.