Merton and Berry 5/5/13

A Dialogue Between the Two Thomases On Sunday, May 5, 2013, Homecoming/Sophia Garden will present a day-long immersion into the thoughts of two great spiritual teachers: Thomas Merton OCSO and Thomas Berry, CP. For more information please contact Sr. Jeanne Clark, OP at 631-842-6000, Ext. 338 or Earthhomej@aol.com. The dialogue will take place at the […]

ACLU & NYCLU Call for Federal Probe Into Obama Funding NYPD Religious Profiling

The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union today called for a federal investigation into the reported use of White House funds by the NYPD for its religious and racial profiling activities. Today the Associated Press reported that the NYPD used federal funds to support its surveillance of Muslim communities with […]

How would you win the Superbowl?

Though I currently reside in the Northeast, I don’t feel very invested in either of this year’s competing teams. Last year, I was much more interested in .  .  . Looking at my emotional reaction to the Superbowl for some reason this year every time I hear someone say Superbowl, I think of  .  .  . More

NYCLU Urges City Council to Investigate NYPD Spying on Muslim New Yorkers

The New York City Council must use its oversight authority to investigate the NYPD’s surveillance operations targeting Muslim New Yorkers engaged in no wrongdoing, the New York Civil Liberties Union will argue today in testimony before the council’s Public Safety Committee. “The NYPD must not target New Yorkers based solely on their religious beliefs and activities,” said NYCLU Executive […]

Howard Zinn meets Ace Ventura starting 6/3/11

From the director of BRUCE ALMIGHTY, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR and ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE comes something completely different I AM                 Begins Friday, June 3 @ Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre  SHOWTIMES Directed by TOM SHADYAC Featuring Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lynne McTaggart, Coleman Barks, and Marc Ian Barasch Fri  -Sun 1:10 3:10 5:10 7:10 9:10 Mon -Thurs  2:10 4:10 6:10 8:10  

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: Banjo, Shoreham thoughts, and a sing-a-long (via PeaceSmiths) 6/3/11

The PeaceSmiths June 2011 Coffeehouse is dedicated to the memory of Lisa Fishbein PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse Friday, June 3rd at 8pm with Music by Maria Fairchild A presentation: Shoreham and Spirituality with Peter Maniscalco Andy Greenhouse sing-a-long PLUS Open mic: Maybe you! Held at: The First United Methodist Church in Amityville, $7 suggested […]

Ron Thomson’s life and work honored in Newsday (via PeaceSmiths)

Ron Thomson was a longtime PeaceSmiths supporter and volunteer. After he passed away in February, we did a tribute to him at the March Coffeehouse, and displayed his self-portrait. Ron Thomson’s work is currently on display at The Circle Gallery in Amityville. And, Newsday did a nice story on Ron,s life … Read More via […]

Peaceful Pray-In @ Rep. King’s 2/22/11

Tuesday, February 22 ,2011 @ 11:00am Rep. Peter King’s District Office 1003 Park Boulevard, Massapequa Park, NY To bigotry, no sanction; to persecution, no assistance.” – George Washington Long Island Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith leaders will hold an interfaith PRAY-IN on Tuesday, February 22 at 11 a.m. outside the district office of Representative Peter King (R-NY), calling […]

Newly Leaked Cable: Pope ‘quietly supportive’ of GMOs (via Food Freedom)

By Rady Ananda Just released yesterday, a November 19, 2009 leaked cable indicates Pope Benedict XVI supports genetically modified foods, though he will not publicly admit it.  A June 2009 cable from the US Vatican Embassy confirmed the Pontiff’s refusal to take a stance on GM foods, which was verified in December 2010 by a […]

New Scientist plants false story that Pope approves GM crops (via Food Freedom)

By Rady Ananda Food Freedom Talk about psyops. If you can’t get the people to eat your dangerous, unwanted frankenfoods, just lie and say the Pope approves it.  On November 30, the magazine, New Scientist, published “Vatican scientists urge support for engineered crops,” which the Vatican immediately denied. “The Vatican did not endorse an … […]

If an electron falls in a forest . . . .

IW: I remember being shocking by the cultural provincialism of a New York Times Magazine writer who decried Zen Koans as meaningless waste of time.  (It might have been the Ethicist who made this pronouncement).  A Zen Koan is described by Wikipedia as It consists of a story, dialogue, question, or statement, the meaning of […]

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium 10/3/10

From Scott Carlin: An awesome opportunity is coming to the East End next weekend: Awakening the Dreamer Symposium – October 3rd. It is about changing the collective dream of our future to create environmental sustainability, spiritual fulfillment and social justice in our world. Use this link to register:  http://awakeningthedreamer.org/symposium/1870/ Date:  Sunday October 3 2010, 12:30pm […]

ACLU & NYCLU Release Ad Promoting Religious Freedom as Mosque Controversy Continues

In response to the continued controversy over the proposed Islamic community center in New York City, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) will begin displaying an ad promoting religious freedom on the back of buses throughout the New York City transit system beginning September 20. “We hope […]

911, the Mosque and “why do republican rightwingers hate our freedom”

Correct website for Green Party of New York State is www.gpny.org Howie Hawkins tells us about the 1st amendment of the Constitution. Freedom of religion is the cornerstone to what our forefathers envisioned as a free society. With all the troubles of the working class in New York, these rightwing politicians only want to talk […]

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