Riverside-Salem Autumn 2003 Program Schedule


[Sunday Programs in Bold/Color; other items of interest in italics.  Unless otherwise indicated, programs are from 4-6 p.m. Sundays at our Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island]



October 7                Rev. Robert Edgar, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches, “Corporal Works of Mercy: a Protestant Perspective,” Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College, Main near Jefferson St., 8:00 p.m.


October 11              Milton Rogovin autograph party for new book, Quartets, at Wegman’s on Amherst St.; 2-3 p.m.


October 12              Cephas Hike of Hope (4-mile fundraiser), 1:00 p.m., Stiglmeier Park, Cheektowaga, Shelter #2.


October 12       PEACE Sunday:  Faizan Haq, “The Islamic Concept of Peace.”  Faizan is Vice President of the Pakistani American Association of WNY and General Secretary of the Pakistani American Congress; a founding member of the Committee for the Study of Understanding, Community and Peace at Buffalo State College; and teaches “Islamic Cultural History” and “USA & the Muslim World” at Cora P. Maloney College at UB.


October 14              (1) Eric Smith, “The Lives of Ordinary Palestinians under Israeli Occupation,” 7 p.m., Network of Religious Communities, 1272 Delaware.  Eric, from East Aurora, was in the West Bank in July with Christian Peacemaker Teams.  (2) Jim Wittebols, “Choosing the President: The Media Effect,” League of Women Voters’ General Membership Meeting, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road (south of Main St.), Amherst


October 18              Memorial Service for Anne Rogovin, 2:00 p.m., Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood


October 19       Video:  “A View from the Underside: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer,” performed by Al Staggs.   Historical social witness/justice ministry struggle against Hitler, Nazism, fascism.


October 20              LASC Coffeehouse:  Daniel Kovalis, legal counsel for the United Steelworkers, speaks about International Labor Rights in Colombia, 7:00 p.m., Network of Religious Communities, 1272 Delaware Ave.  Co-sponsored by CEJ and WNYCOSH.


October 24              Reception and showing of Bill Jungels’ documentary, “Crossing the Line,” Hallwalls, 7:00 p.m., 4th floor, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., about the effects of NAFTA on the US, Mexico and Canada.


October 26       Sharing Our Gifts:  THEME:  “Change.”  Patty Johnson begins our sharing with a discussion of the Campaign for a New Foreign Policy. 


October 30              WNY Peace Center Annual Dinner, 6:00 p.m., Buffalo Convention Center.  Speaker:  Kevin Martin, National Director of PeaceAction.  Call 894-2013 for information/reservations.


November 2      BUSINESS MEETING; WNYCIC Fall Meeting, Eggertsville UCC, 1:30 onward (886-2634)


November 9      PEACE Sunday: Dr. Othman Shibly, Report on a meeting with a group from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.  Dr. Shibly is Coordinator of the International Advanced Dental Education at UB, Director of the Visiting Scholar Program at UB, on the Board of Directors of the Center of Ethics and Spirituality in the Workplace, the Islamic Society of the Niagara Frontier and the American Muslim Council.


November 13           (1) 10 Commandments of Peace? NRC (2) Reception and presentation by two indigenous women weavers from Mexico.  Potluck at 6:00 p.m. at WNYCOSH, 438 Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St.; reception at Hallwalls at 7:00 p.m.; showing of video and slide show at Hallwalls following reception. 


November 15           Sr. Rosalie Bertell, “Planet Earth,” 9:30-4:00, D’Youville College (Jim Mang for info: 832-0507)


November 16    Cynthia Ellis:  Religion & Politics in the Caribbean


November17-23      Demonstration and vigil concerning FTAA and School of the Americas.  For info: 894-2013.


November 22           “In the Woods:  A Simplicity Circle,” 10-2, potluck.  Call Shirley for info:  646-9834.


November 23    Growing In the Spirit:  Rev. Shirley Chan


November 30    ARTS Sunday – Share your inspirations! 


For information/confirmation:  Shirley (646-9834) or June (773-1426)