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.