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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.

The Middle East Interest Group – Ambassador John B. Craig

The Middle East Interest Group, of Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness, has the pleasure of inviting you to hear Ambassador John B. Craig, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, 8:00 AM Breakfast, at Country Table, 740 East Main St, Mt. Joy, Pa. Ambassador Craig will describe and assess the human and political crisis in Syria. Ambassador Craig is a Senior…

Delaware Neighbors Against The Occupation

Palestinian/Israeli Resource On November 5, 2016, The Middle East Interest Group (MEIG), of LIPW, hosted Dr. Robert and Mrs Rosita (Mike) Abel who introduced the audience to the vigorous organization,  DelNATO (Delaware Neighbors Against the Occupation). Robert is a Jewish-American ophthalmologist and author, and has worked on medical missions in Palestine, Israel, and the Arab world.  Mrs. Abel is…

Mothers in Prison

TULSA, Okla. — The women’s wing of the jail here exhales sadness. The inmates, wearing identical orange uniforms, ache as they undergo withdrawal from drugs, as they eye one another suspiciously, and as they while away the days stripped of freedom, dignity, privacy and, most painful of all, their children. “She’s disappointed in me,” Janay…

Learning Tour to Iran – Panel Presentation

A group of 16, including nine Canadians and seven US citizens will be visiting Iran from November 18 to December 3, 2016. The tour is being organized by the International Institute of Islamic Studies (IIIS) in Qom, Iran. The delegation will meet Islamic religious leaders and scholars as well as Christian and Jewish leaders. It…

Why Israel Still Refuses to Choose

TEL AVIV — There is agreement on very little in the fractious Holy Land, but on one issue there is near unanimity these days: A two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is more distant than ever, so unimaginable that it appears little more than an illusion sustained by lazy thinking, interest in the status quo…

LIPW Supports Aasif Mandyi Lecture at Millersville University

September 13, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Marauder Courts, Student Memorial Center, Millersville University, Millersville, PA. Aasif Mandyi,  well-known as an actor and comedian,  will discuss his current work and reflect on his experiences playing the role of Amir in the New York debut of Disgraced.  Book signing will begin at 8:30 pm.  Copies of Disgraced, and…

In Overwhelming Vote, Leading Lutheran Branch Calls on US to Cut Off Aid to Israel

Via mondoweiss.net This weekend the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) overwhelmingly approved two resolutions calling on the U.S. government to end all financial and military aid to Israel until Israel “compl[ies] with internationally recognized human rights standards”, freezes settlement construction on occupied Palestinian land, and for the church to adopt an investment screen to avoid…

Middle East Interest Group – Tour to Iran

Ed Martin, Middle East Interest Group member and former MCC Middle East Director, along with Harry Huebner, retired faculty member at Canadian Mennonite University with involvement in Mennonite-Shia Dialogue, will be leading a travel group to Iran on November 17 to December 2. We can anticipate hearing a review of this trip in the New…

2016 Shalom Conference – September 24-25

Peacemaking and advocacy work can be lonely work. The Pennsylvania Council of Churches is hosting its first ever “Shalom Conference” on September 24-25 at the Hartman Center (a UCC camp, conference, and retreat facility) in Milroy, PA. The Council’s goal is to launch a statewide network of peacemakers that will promote communication and sharing to make peacemaking…