Morningside Quaker Meeting

Peace & Social Concerns Committee

Roses to Missions

June Tano shares:

“Roses to Missions” project was started by the Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World and Peace Action New York State to celebrate when Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came into force. In January, 2021, the members of both groups and other NGOs visited many of the 52 countries’ UN missions that had ratified TPNW to show their respect and appreciation. In January 2022, the groups visited some of the 8 newly ratifying countries, and are planning to visit the 9 newly ratifying countries this January.

There will be a march on January 20 at 12:00 pm at the NY Public Library stairs (5th Ave. & 41st St.) and walk to the US Mission to the UN (1st Ave. & 45th St.) to request the US to sign the TPNW. Everyone is welcome. Please contact June or if you need more information.

Organizations Active in Ukraine

Pam Woods shares this list of organizations currently active in Ukraine, should you feel led to donate:

CARE Gift Center
P.O. Box 1870
Merrifield, VA 22116-8070
Please write “Ukraine” in the memo

International Rescue Committee
PO Box 6068
Albert Lea, MN 56007-9847
Please write “Ukraine” in the memo

Doctors Without Borders
PO Box 5030
Hagarstown, MD 21741
Please write “Ukraine” in the memo

Nova Ukraine, Razón Organization
140 2nd Ave.Suite 305
NY, NY 10003

World Central Kitchen

Save the Children
501 King’s Hiway, Suite 400
Fairfield, CT 06825
Please write “Ukraine” in the memo

The Indigenous Among Us!

Morningside Meeting‘s Peace and Social Concerns invites you to a conversation about seeking right relationships with Indigenous People of New York City. Ernie Buscemi and Charlene Ray will be facilitating.

We offer a free, one-hour virtual call on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 6:30 pm, as a place to begin. We plan to show a 15-minute video, The Story of Manhatta, and spend some time Worship Sharing around its message: ‘Erase the Erasure’.

Please join us for this provocative discussion by emailing Charlene at A zoom link will be emailed to participants a day or two before the workshop. We hope to see you then!

Save the Date! Protect Our Ocean March

June Tano shares this message with the community:

We will have a march and rally on Saturday, October 2nd. It is to stop releasing the radioactive water from Fukushima, Japan. If the voice is loud, the Japanese government and TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) may listen. So I am hoping many of you can join us. More details are on our flyer, and I will send it to you if you want.

We have a few friends kindly offered to volunteer. It would be great if you could help us too; such as taking photos and videos at the parks or/and streets. We also have some giveaway flyers and pamphlets at the sites. If you can help us, that’s great! Please let me know.

The march plan is as follows:

  • Attenders are encouraged to wear masks, and take a social distancing.
  • If you have, please wear something blue (ocean color).
  • Bring any size of paper, panel, or cloth, that has “Protect Our Ocean” sign or any message/ drawing regarding the clean ocean.
  • Meet at west side of Bryant Park (6th Ave. & 41st St.) around 10:45 am.
  • The march starts at 11:00 am from there to 42nd St. (south side) —Second Ave.(east side) —47th St.
  • The last stop is Dag Hammarskjold Plaza/ bet. First Ave. and Second Ave. & 47th St.
  • Rally will start at 12:00 noon, and end at 1:00 pm. There will be speeches, performance, singing, and information sharing. If you or your friend want to make a speech (2-3 minutes) about “Protect Our Ocean”, that’ll be great. Please let me know.

Thank you again, and I am looking forward to seeing you on October 2nd!


PYM Conference Call to Assist Afghan Refugees

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting is inviting NYYM Monthly Meetings to ask their representatives to join a conference call to be held Thursday, September 9th at 8:00 PM EST, in order to hear about how Quakers can support incoming Afghan refugees. PYM has invited representatives from the Church World Service, the PYM Middle East Collaborative, and other groups as well. If you can attend, please register directly with PYM at the link below.

Letter to the Government of Japan and Minute on a March Against the Release of Radioactive Water from Fukushima

The materials discussed today at the called meeting for worship with a concern for business are available for review on the “Documents” section of the Peace and Social Concerns committe page. We also provide links below:

A Letter to METI and MOFA

Proposed Minute on release of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant