November 25, 2013 by LIPW
LIPW Annual Meeting
January 26, 2014 @ 3:00-5:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church • 31 South Duke Street • Lancaster, PA
Address: “After the War…” by Titus Peachey, Peace Educator, Mennonite Central Committee U.S., followed by discussion on the human, environmental and economic impact of war. Titus has worked with international agencies on removal of unexploded cluster bombs since 1994. He and his wife Linda were in relief and development work in Laos, 1980-85.
This event introduces the LIPW focus for 2014. “The world’s militaries combined are responsible for an astonishing two-thirds of the ozone-depleting greenhouse gas…” — Barry Sanders in the Green Zone.
In the secret U.S. air war in Laos (1964-1973), the U.S. dropped over two million tons of bombs on Laos. Up to one-third of the cluster bombs did not explode. Now villagers, children and farmers are maimed every day because of accidental explosion of these devices. Cluster bombs and land mines disrupt the paddy/rice system and add chemical poisoning to the land.
Short reports on LIPW activity in 2013 will follow.
November 25, 2013 by LIPW
“Inequality For All” coming to Lancaster’s Penn Cinema, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6 p.m. Winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award, the documentary addresses with humor and fact, the income and wage gaps that exist in the U.S. today. Created and narrated by Robert Reich, best-selling author, former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, and a foremost expert on economics, this movie is not to be missed. Watch for ticket instructions on our website or inquire at email@example.com.
November 4, 2013 by LIPW
“In The Nonviolent Life, John Dear articulates a vision of the power, meaning and impact of the spiritually grounded nonviolent life—and invites us to put this into practice in both immediate and long-term ways.” — Ken Butigan, author and activist
“How can we become people of nonviolence and help the world become more nonviolent? What does it mean to be a person of active nonviolence? How can we help build a global grassroots movement of nonviolence to disarm the world, relieve unjust human suffering, make a more just society and protect creation and all creatures? What is a nonviolent life?” These are the questions John Dear—Nobel Peace Prize nominee, long time peace activist and Pace e Bene staff member—poses in this ground-breaking book. John Dear suggests that the life of nonviolence requires three simultaneous attributes: being nonviolent toward ourselves; being nonviolent to all people, all creatures, and all creation; and joining the global grassroots movement of nonviolence.
Available now from www.paceebene.org and www.amazon.com.
October 16, 2013 by LIPW
We are sharing these Franklin and Marshall College events related to the upcoming LIPW series on Militarism
War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences
October 28 @ 7:30 p.m. in the Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium, Kaufman Hall
Presented by Professor Mary L. Dudziak, Professor of Law, Emory Law School
Professor Dudziak writes and teaches about the impact of war on American law and politics and 20th century constitutional history. [More info...]
Where Have All the War Crimes Gone? Vietnam War Atrocities and How They Were Covered Up
Monday, November 4 @ 7:30 p.m. in the Stahr Auditorium, Stager Hall
Presented by Nick Turse, Author of “Kill Everything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam”
Nick Turse is the managing editor of TomDispatch.com and a fellow at the Nation Institute. [More info...]
September 23, 2013 by LIPW
Originally published Sep 23, 2013 by Ad Crable in The Lancaster Intelligencer Journal. Photos by Bob Lowing.
Some of Mayor Rick Gray’s best friends are gun collectors, hunters and National Rifle Association members.
But, he told about 80 people Sunday attending a forum on gun regulations, the public has a right to self-protection against the small percentage of those who shouldn’t have guns.
It’s why he says he will continue to push for “reasonable” gun regulations as one of 200 mayors in Pennsylvania who have joined Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
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