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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.

LIPW EVENT: Annual Meeting

Categories: LIPW Events

Sunday, January 20, 2013
2:30-4:30 PM
Highland Presbyterian Church • 500 E Roseville Road • Lancaster
Speaker: Kate Gould, Legislative Associate for Middle East Policy, Friends Committee on National Legislation

Topic: “Middle East Cliff: Finding a Diplomatic Off-Ramp from Disaster”

This event is free to the public.

With the threat of another war in the Middle East on the horizon, it has never been more urgent for the United States, Israel, and Iran to find a diplomatic off-ramp to prevent disaster. Just as President Nixon’s ‘Grand Bargain’ approach fundamentally transformed U.S.-Chinese relations, a similarly visionary approach is needed to end the vicious cycle of confrontation between the United States and Iran. Kate Gould, FCNL’s lead lobbyist on Middle East policy, will address new opportunities for U.S.-Iranian-Israeli cooperation that can lay the groundwork for a ‘modus vivendi’ between Jerusalem-Israel/Palestine, Tehran, and Washington. Come learn about how congressional advocacy and people-to-people citizen diplomacy can help prevent a war with Iran and begin a new era of robust, comprehensive, and inclusive U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East.

Kate Gould is the lead lobbyist on Middle East policy for the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a Quaker lobby in the public interest. Kate is one of only a handful of registered lobbyists in Washington, D.C. working to prevent war with Iran and support Israeli-Palestinian peace. Kate is a board member of Churches for Middle East peace, and her policy analysis has appeared in the Huffington Post, PBS Frontline’s Tehran Bureau, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and other national media outlets.

There will also be a presentation of current LIPW activities.

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