During this holiday season, give gifts of Palestinian olive oil as a way to initiate conversation with friends and family about conditions in Palestine.
Support Palestinian farmers and families by purchasing fairly-traded olive oil from small farmer cooperatives in the West Bank.
Purchasing and giving Palestinian Olive Oil is a constructive and tangible way in which we can help to alleviate poverty and build peace.
How to purchase:
Price: $15 per 500 ml bottle. A portion of the purchase price is donated to tree replanting and other development projects in the West Bank. Proceeds also support the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.=
Pick up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope:
To arrange for pick-up times and locations, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 718-624-5921. (Sorry, we cannot mail to you.)
Provide your name, phone number, email, and desired number of bottles, and where you prefer to pick up your order (Boerum Hill orPark Slope). We will confirm your order, and set a date/time for you to pick up.
If you can’t pick up, we can arrange delivery. Email us or call 718-624-5921. Continue reading →
Brooklyn For Peace Turns Thirty — And We Celebrate! Gala Honors Noam Chomsky As PathMaker To Peace.
Nov 15, 2014
Oh what a night! An evening to come together, to celebrate, to find old friends, to eat and drink, to listen, to ask, to learn. An evening to remember!
See the Press Release
It was Brooklyn For Peace’s annual Pathmakers To Peace gala and there were two very good reasons for the gathering of several hundred people to be there –
First, they came to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of Brooklyn For Peace, a most remarkable organization that has been been fighting the good fight for peace and justice for three decades and that is declaring its readiness to continue that struggle as long as the plagues of war, inequality, economic distress, environmental deterioration and social injustice require its attention.
Secondly, they came to witness our Pathmaker To Peace award, this year given to honor the life-long work of Noam Chomsky, one of the brilliant minds of our times: linguistics professor, scientist, social critic and fierce advocate for peace and social justice.
Pathmaker To Peace honoree, Noam Chomsky, addresses an eenthusiastic crowd at Brooklyn For Peace’s annual gala. Continue reading →
Forum In Fort Greene Examines ISIS, Syria, Iraq & U.S. War.
Nov 11, 2014
Over sixty people crowded into the historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Fort Greene for a forum on Syria, Iraq, ISIS and U.S. military involvement in, what could be, a new ‘endless’ war in the region.
The forum featured three speakers who presented their views and talked about the history that has led to the present crisis there. After the presentations, the audience was invited to participate in a question and answer session.
The forum was initiated by Fort Greene Peace and co-sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace. Ed Goldman of Fort Greene Peace welcomed the guests and Melissa Corbett , BFP’s Program Coordinator, facilitated the event.
Brooklyn For Peace Goes All Out for UNICEF In Park Slope’s Halloween Parade!
Oct 31, 2014
Thanks to the hard work of BFP’s UNICEF Committee and its chair, Monroe Allison, a team of volunteers staffed tables at five different locations in Brooklyn’s popular Park Slope Halloween Parade. As thousands thronged the neighborhood’s streets, they were greeted by UNICEF tables where BFPers handed out the well-known orange collection boxes. Parents and kids took the boxes and trick or treated by asking for donations so that “kids could help other kids all over the world.”
Hawking the boxes, which were taken eagerly, one volunteer shouted out “Parents — here’s a wonderful lesson to impart to your kids on Halloween. Have them collect money so that UNICEF can help children the world over who are suffering from war, poverty and hunger.”
BFP’s Anti-War Tabling Continues… We’re Out On Brooklyn’s Street Corners With A Strong Message For Peace In The Mid-East!
Oct 25, 2014
We were out today continuing Brooklyn For Peace’s campaign to inject the voice of the peace movement into the discussion on the war in Syria A vote will soon be brought to Congress after the November elections. Will the Congress once again give the President open-ended permission to wage unlimited war in Syria just as they gave it to Bush when he invaded Iraq? Brooklyn For Peace is collecting signaturs on petitions that says to Congress: “We don’t another Mid-East War!”
Some people think ISIS is so evil that U.S. military action is necessary to stop them. But many others disagree saying “we’ve been here before, in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s a slippery slope to a full-scale war like the two trillion dollar wars over the last 12 years.” Many Brooklyn residents seem to agree – we’ve handed out some 1500 flyers over the last week which were well received and we’ve collected dozens and dozens of signatures on petitions to Congress demanding an end to the bombing which is a path to widening war – another disaster in the making.
Here are photos from today’s tabling at Grand Army Plaza’s Central Library.
Our anti- war campaign continues as long as the weather holds – we’ll be out on weekends and weekdays on street corners around the borough. Join us!
Write to email@example.com for locations and details!
BFP Honors Michael Ratner – Lawyer And Pathmaker To Peace
Oct 3, 2014
People came to the Brooklyn Friends Meeting House Brooklyn Heights last night to hear Michael Ratner and to honor him with Brooklyn For Peace’s <i>Pathmaker To Peace</i> award. Mr. Ratner is President Emeritus or 5h3 Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). past president of the National Lawyers Guild; and Chair of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights. He is a long-time veteran in the fight for democracy and constitutional justice. As a lawyer, he has been in the forefront of cases that have challenged U.S. wars from Vietnam to Iraq and Aftghanistan. He litigated cases on behalf of prisoners in America’s prison camp in Cuba — Guantanamo and defended victims of the Bush/Cheney reign of torture that was used against prisoners captured, held without trial in the U.S. War On Terror.
Oct 3, 2014
People came to the Brooklyn Friends Meeting House in Brooklyn Heights last night to hear Michael Ratner and to honor him with Brooklyn For Peace’s Pathmaker To Peace award. Mr. Ratner is President Emeritus or the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). past president of the National Lawyers Guild; and Chair of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights.
Ratner is a veteran in the fight for democracy and constitutional justice. As a lawyer, he has been in the forefront of cases that have challenged U.S. wars from Vietnam to Iraq and Aftghanistan. He litigated cases on behalf of prisoners in America’s disgraceful prison camp in Cuba — Guantanamo and defended victims of the Bush/Cheney reign of torture that was used against prisoners captured and held without trial in the U.S. War On Terror.
For photos of last nights event, just click the photo below.
Michael Ratner, accepting Brooklyn For Peace’s
Pathmaker To Peace award last night from
BFP Chair, Dr. Charlotte Phillips.