March 4, 2014 by LIPW
April 3, 6:30-8:30 PM
Jointly Sponsored by LIPW and CeaseFirePa
Trinity Lutheran Church, Fondersmith Auditorium; 31 South Duke Street, Lancaster PA
An educational program focused on the existing laws regulating firearms in PA, presented by Shira Goodman, Executive Director of CeaseFirePA and Jonathan Goldstein, a prominent Pennsylvania firearms attorney. After presenting the existing legal framework, Goodman and Goldstein will identify the areas in which they believe change is necessary. Goodman’s focus is gun violence prevention and Goldstein’s is protecting the rights of law abiding gun owners, but in a discussion together, we hope to find common ground. Light refreshments will be served. www.ceasefirepa.org
March 4, 2014 by LIPW
May 19, 7:00 PM
Forest Hills Mennonite Church, 100 Quarry Road, Leola
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (LMHS) has invited LIPW to cosponsor a lecture by Professor Duane Stoltzfus, Goshen College, on “Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites During the Great War,” also title of the book recently published. The book details the experience of four Hutterite conscientious objectors imprisoned in Alcatraz. Stoltzfus is Professor of Communications, Goshen College, Indiana.
February 22, 2014 by LIPW
LIPW will be cosponsoring a panel with CeaseFirePa on issues around state and federal gun legislation. This follows the September 2013 forum on “Approaches to Reasonable Gun Regulation,” with Mayor Rick Gray. Details will be announced.
LIPW will be scheduling several panels growing out of the annual meeting. The panels will focus on the “Environmental, Human and Economic Impact of War and the Industrial Military Corporate Complex.” Resources appear in the resource section of this website. Details will be announced.
February 3, 2014 by LIPW
The LIPW Annual Meeting, held Jan. 26, 2014, featured Titus Peachey on the theme, “After the War.” Peachey is Coordinator for Peace Education, Mennonite Central Committee. The theme was selected to introduce the 2014 LIPW focus on the environmental, human and economic consequences of war in places like Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos, Iraq, Afghanistan, Balkans and many more countries. The focus is not only on devastation in other countries. The focus also includes the theft from the American domestic and civilian economy by the military industrial complex. (Ref. the famous words of President Eisenhower)
Titus has worked with international agencies on removal of unexploded cluster bombs since 1994, and participated in the movement to ban cluster munitions which resulted in the signing of an international treaty in 2008. Titus and his wife Linda worked served with MCC in emergency relief and development
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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.