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Welcome to Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness

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a grassroots association dedicated to promoting biblical values of justice, care of creation, peace and nonviolent solutions to conflict.

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our witness for peace and justice through our website, public educational eventsadvocacy initiatives,  and special interest groups.

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We commit

publicly, to peace, justice, equality and care of creation. In pursuit of our vision of a secure, sustainable and just world for all of God’s creation, we are guided by the notion of peace as shalom, a wholeness that embraces justice and the possibility of life in full for all creation.

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to raise awareness about peaceful solutions to conflict and abide in the Christian mandate to seek peace.

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Middle East Interest Group Presentation: Dr. Mustafa ElHawi

Palestinian Peace Activist, Dr. Mustafa ElHawi, will make a presentation at 9 am on Saturday, June 2nd at the Lancaster Church of the Brethren 1601 Sunset Ave. Lancaster. Dr. ElHawi is a retired Professor of the Al Aqsa University in Gaza City and coordinator of the Alternatives to Violence Project Palestine program. He will speak about the recent mass demonstrations and…

US Premiere: This Evil Thing–March 13, Akron

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” –Margaret Mead, anthropologist, 1901-1978 US Premiere: This Evil Thing—March 13, Akron                         You are invited to the U.S. premiere of the play, THIS EVIL…

Screening: I Am Not Your Negro

Join us for the upcoming screening of, I Am Not Your Negro. This 93-minute documentary connects the Civil Rights Movement with the present #BlackLivesMatter Movement. We encourage open discussion and will provide snacks. We hope to see you all there! When: January 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 321 W. Chestnut Street,…

The Middle East Interest Group Pilgrimage to Peace

The Middle East Interest Group of The Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness presents Pilgrimage to Peace   When: Sunday, February 18, 2018, from 3 – 5 pm Where: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 S. Duke Street Lancaster, PA 17602   The Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) hosts a conversation with…

Lancaster Against Pipelines Chapel Dedication Ceremony—July 9, Columbia

From Lancaster Against Pipelines ( Lancaster Against Pipelines has partnered with a local community of Catholic Sisters, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, to keep the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline off their property. Together we’ve built an outdoor Chapel, directly in the proposed right-of-way, where an ongoing prayer vigil will keep Williams off this land!…

Peace on Earth, at Christmas time and throughout the year

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…

Middle East Interest Group – Islamic Republic of Iran Forum

Middle East Interest Group, of LIPW, will be presenting a Forum on the Islamic Republic of Iran. Feb. 4, 2017, 9:00-11:00 am, Lancaster Church of the Brethren, 1601 Sunset Ave, Lancaster, Pa. with tour participants, Dr. Ed Martin, Jim and Debbie Fine and Joe DiGarbo. (Enter via carport) A group of 16, including nine Canadians and seven US citizens…

An Address From Jonathan Kuttab, International Attorney

Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness is pleased to announce an address by international attorney, Jonathan Kuttab, from Jerusalem and Washington DC, on Saturday evening, January 14, 2017, 7:00 PM. Blossom Hill Mennonite Church, 333 Delp Rd. Lancaster, Pa. TOPIC: “Palestinian Efforts to Achieve Peace with Justice, and How U.S. Christians Can Help” All are welcome and an offering…