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Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness is a grassroots association dedicated to promoting biblical values of justice, care of creation, peace and nonviolent solutions to conflict.

FCNL Call to Conscience on Climate

April 2017 The president’s proposal to slash the EPA budget and roll back climate protections will decimate programs that support scientific research on climate change, as well as programs that protect our air, water, and land. With the “Call to Conscience on Climate Disruption,” FCNL has helped grow the Climate Solutions Caucus in Congress, which…

A Message From Friends Committee on National Legislation

Lobbying Agenda, April 2017 The Pentagon already spends $600 billion annually. However, a new political climate could create a new normal for military spending. A series of proposed Pentagon spending sprees is coming down the pipe in Congress. This Spring Congress is expected to vote on a proposal to add $30 billion additional dollars to…

An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story Showing on PBS, WITF April 14, 10:00 PM and April 15, 3:00 AM An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story tells Niebuhr’s story through photographs, recordings, and interviews with his former students, his daughter, and eminent public figures including New York Times writer David Brooks, Civil Rights icon…

Studied Resources From Friends Committee On National Legislation (FCNL) For Local, National, and Global Complexities

From Friends Committee on National Legislation: This has been a big week for action on immigration and refugees. The Trump administration’s executive order, which barred refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries—people like these—remains frozen. The administration is thinking about rewriting the order even as court proceedings continue. It’s important that Congress continues to hear support for refugees and…

Peace on Earth, at Christmas time and throughout the year

Thank you for your support of the causes of peace, justice and care of creation, especially in these troubling times. Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness (LIPW) is a nonprofit grassroots association grounded on the conviction that God calls us to pursue peace and justice for everyone, everywhere, and to care responsibly for the earth. Dedicated to…

LIPW Annual Meeting, Feb 26

LIPW Annual Meeting Feb 26, 2017 Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Location: Church of the Apostles, 1850 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603 THEME: The North Dakota Access Pipeline. The presentation and discussion will focus on the Native American spiritual grounding surrounding their resistance to the pipeline and their insistence on protecting their water and air. Presenters: Mark Clatterbuck PhD.-…

Middle East Interest Group – Islamic Republic of Iran Forum

Middle East Interest Group, of LIPW, will be presenting a Forum on the Islamic Republic of Iran. Feb. 4, 2017, 9:00-11:00 am, Lancaster Church of the Brethren, 1601 Sunset Ave, Lancaster, Pa. with tour participants, Dr. Ed Martin, Jim and Debbie Fine and Joe DiGarbo. (Enter via carport) A group of 16, including nine Canadians and seven US citizens…

An Address From Jonathan Kuttab, International Attorney

Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness is pleased to announce an address by international attorney, Jonathan Kuttab, from Jerusalem and Washington DC, on Saturday evening, January 14, 2017, 7:00 PM. Blossom Hill Mennonite Church, 333 Delp Rd. Lancaster, Pa. TOPIC: “Palestinian Efforts to Achieve Peace with Justice, and How U.S. Christians Can Help” All are welcome and an offering…