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A Statement Calling for Immediate Cessation of Hostile Acts and Rhetoric Between USA and North Korea from the National Council of Churches

The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA calls for an immediate cessation of hostile acts and rhetoric between the leaders of North Korea and the United States. Steps must be taken immediately to avoid the possibility of a cataclysmic nuclear war. Increased tension and destabilizing actions and rhetoric by both sides…

Delaware Neighbors Against The Occupation

Palestinian/Israeli Resource On November 5, 2016, The Middle East Interest Group (MEIG), of LIPW, hosted Dr. Robert and Mrs Rosita (Mike) Abel who introduced the audience to the vigorous organization,  DelNATO (Delaware Neighbors Against the Occupation). Robert is a Jewish-American ophthalmologist and author, and has worked on medical missions in Palestine, Israel, and the Arab world.  Mrs. Abel is…

Mothers in Prison

TULSA, Okla. — The women’s wing of the jail here exhales sadness. The inmates, wearing identical orange uniforms, ache as they undergo withdrawal from drugs, as they eye one another suspiciously, and as they while away the days stripped of freedom, dignity, privacy and, most painful of all, their children. “She’s disappointed in me,” Janay…

Why Israel Still Refuses to Choose

TEL AVIV — There is agreement on very little in the fractious Holy Land, but on one issue there is near unanimity these days: A two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is more distant than ever, so unimaginable that it appears little more than an illusion sustained by lazy thinking, interest in the status quo…

400 Strong For Criminal Justice Reform

As many of your are already aware, Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness has focused this past year on criminal justice reform and racial inequality. Our organization co-sponsored an ecumenical learning series entitled In Chains We Trust. The series was focused on addressing the problems created in our society by a punitive penal system, including the mass incarceration of…

To Our Neighbors at the Islamic Community Center, Lancaster

To our neighbors at the Islamic Community Center, Lancaster: At a time when the ugly voices of Islamophobia are being hear, and politicians appeal to the worst fears and prejudices of their constituencies, we take this opportunity to let you know that we, the membership of the Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness, stand in solidarity with…

The Crisis Continues: Central American Migrants Fleeing Violence

Originally posted via Latin America Working Group, The Advocate, Fall 2015, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp 1, 6, 7. The Crisis Continues:  Central American Migrants Fleeing Violence, by Lisa Haugaard, Daniella Burgi-Palomino, Angelika Albaladejo and Emma Buckhout. Sixty-eight thousand children, alone, without their parents, made the deadly journey from Central America to the U.S. southern…

LIPW Supports Efforts to Solve Income Ineqaulity

Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness supports efforts to solve the income inequality problems that are at the rot of so much hardship and conflict. “Forty-two percent of U.S workers can earn less than $15 an hour according to the National Employment Law Project, which also reports that about half of these workers are age 35 and…