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 promoting these values, we sponsor events that educate the public to concerns, both local and global, and promote actions that witness to their importance.
We invite you to visit our website www.lancasterinterchurchpeacewitness.org and check out our principles and upcoming activities. Of special interest in the coming months:
- January 6, 2017 – Ambassador John B. Craig will describe and assess the human and political crisis in Syria at an 8:00 AM breakfast at the Country Table restaurant in Mt. Joy.
- January 14, 2017 – Address by the international attorney and activist Jonathan Kuttab, on the topic Palestinian Efforts to Achieve Peace with Justice, and How U.S. Christians Can Help, 7:00 p.m. at Blossom Hill Mennonite Church, 333 Delp Rd., Lancaster.
- February 4 – Forum on the Islamic Republic of Iran, presented by four members of a delegation of 16 Americans and Canadians who visited Iran Nov. 18 – Dec. 3, 2016 and met with Iranian leaders, officials and scholars. To be held 9:00 AM at Lancaster Church of the Brethren, 1601 Sunset Ave., Lancaster.
- February 26 – Annual Meeting will be a conversation with Nick Miron, director of Social Justice and Advocacy at Lancaster YWCA & Mark Clatterbuck, Associate Professor of Native American Religion at Montclair State University in NJ regarding the situation at Standing Rock with the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. Both have traveled there, and both intend on returning soon. 3-5PM – (location TBD)
For further details on these events and more, consult our website. Our Program Committee is busy planning other interesting events for the coming year. Stay tuned.
In order to continue providing quality events that further these causes, we need your support. We are a legally registered 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization, completely dependent on contributions from donors. Checks can be sent to the above address. We can also receive donations via PayPal at www.lancasterinterchurchpeacewitness.org/get-involved/. Our email address is email@example.com
We hope to see you in the New Year and appreciate your ongoing support and participation with LIPW.
Peace and Merry Christmas to all!
LIPW Acting Co-Presidents, Sandy Strauss, Robert W. Birch & Malinda Harnish Clatterbuck & all the LIPW Board Members