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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.

Iran Deal Offers Best Chance for Stability

Posted in Opinion, Letters to Editor on Wednesday, July 29th. Lancaster Online. Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness follows Friends Committee on National Legislation in welcoming the historic breakthrough between six nations and Iran. We call on U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and Rep. Joe Pitts to support this accord. It is time to end…

Socioeconomic Inequality

“The explosion in inequality is holding back the fight against global poverty at a time when 1 in 9 people do not have enough to eat and more than a billion people still live on less than $1.25 per day.”  Oxfam International. In Dec. 2011, LIPW adopted a brief statement about “the growing disparity in…

LIPW Weekly Pacifist Spotlight: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell was born on May 18, 1872. Russell was an anti-war activist and anti-imperialism supporter. Russell received the Nobel Price in Literature 1950 “in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought”. Russell was imprisoned for six months after publicly…

LIPW Weekly Pacifist Spotlight: Desmond T. Doss (1919-2006)

Desmond Thomas Doss was born on February 7, 1919. Assigned to the Medical Detachment, 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division, Doss was drafted in April 1942 during the height of the Pacific assault. However, due to personal beliefs as a Seventh-day Adventist, Doss refused to carry a weapon or engage in combat. Consequently, he became a…

LIPW, 2015 Nominee for the Global Enlightenment Award

Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness was one of four organizations nominated for the Torch of Global Enlightenment Award on May 15, 2015 at Penn State Hershey School of Medicine. The award was given at a recognition dinning attended by 75 guests “in recognition of promoting the highest social values, tolerance, respect for diversity, and global understanding….

Healing Communities Training: June 6, Lancaster

An invitation from Melanie G. Snyder, OWDS, GCDF, MHFA Executive Director, Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization (RMO): Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Community Mennonite Church 328 West Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17603 Register online at: http://rmohc-20150606.eventbrite.com Dear Faith Leader: What if someone in your congregation had a family…

LIPW Weekly Pacifist Spotlight: Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926)

Eugene V. Debs, a prominent socialist in the early 1900’s, was opposed to war on the grounds that it was fought primarily for the interests of the rich and the powerful, but with the blood of working people. Debs also believed that war was divisive, and pit the working classes of the world against each…