Interfaith peace conference planned

FONDA — The 19th annual Kateri Tekakwitha Interfaith Peace Conference will take place Aug. 18, and Aug. 19, at the National St. Kateri Shrine, Route 5.

On April 16, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.” This year’s conference Prophets, Rabble Rousers and Agitators: A call to Creative Activism will explore the wisdom of Dr. King, working with “A Letter From A Birmingham Jail and Beyond Vietnam.

The following are the planned speakers.

∫ Barbara Smith — “Which way Forward: Freedom Organizing in the 21st century.”

∫ Dave Lippman in concert, “You Don’t own the World.”

∫ The Rev. Chris J. Antal — “Moral Pain and Spiritual Struggles: Caring for the Soul in Peace Work.”

∫ Jonathan Wallace — “Talking to Judges and Juries About Civil Resistance.”

∫ The Rev. Emily McNeill — “The Poor People’s Campaign Then and Now.”

∫ Bill Jacobs — “Developing a 21st century Vision for St. Kateri’s National Shrine.”

CAROGA LAKE — There will be a craft fair, sponsored by the Caroga Lake Volleyball Club, which will take place Oct. 7, at the Wheelerville Union Free School.

The craft fair will run concurrent with the North Bush Church roast beef dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. (the dinner serves 500 to 700 people).

Vendors are wanted for the event. The setup will be at 8 a.m. inside. A 10-by-10 double-sided display spot is $25 fee (paid by Sept. 17); or $35 after Sept. 17. Contact: Greta Cronin Frasier (Facebook); (518) 604-4044; or