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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…

Jonathan Kuttab on Peacemaking in the 21st Century

Thank you for joining Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness on January 31st during our Annual Meeting. We were encouraged by the insightful discussion presented by our knowledgable panelists including Naomi Christine Leapheart, Sandy Strauss and Jonathan Kuttab. “Globalization has allowed us to become connected in the 21st Century,” said Jonathan. Jonathan argued that particular war tactics common…

LIPW Proud to Meet Matching Fund Challenge

I would like to thank each of the 100 persons who attended the recent LIPW Annual Meeting on January 31st. It was a wonderful gathering where we set our course for the coming year, benefited from the views of our 3 panelists on “Peacemaking in the 21st Century,” paid tribute to the leadership of Urbane…

LIPW, 2015 Nominee for the Global Enlightenment Award

Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness was one of four organizations nominated for the Torch of Global Enlightenment Award on May 15, 2015 at Penn State Hershey School of Medicine. The award was given at a recognition dinning attended by 75 guests “in recognition of promoting the highest social values, tolerance, respect for diversity, and global understanding….

2015 Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness Annual Meeting

Thank you for joining Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness for our 2015 Annual Meeting on January 25 at Lancaster Friends Meeting House. Members of Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness’ engaged community enjoyed an afternoon of fellowship and valuable discussion lead by an informative and lively panel. “The purpose of this meeting is to activate our network,” started…

2014 LIPW Annual Meeting Summary

The LIPW Annual Meeting, held Jan. 26, 2014, featured Titus Peachey on the theme, “After the War.” Peachey is Coordinator for Peace Education, Mennonite Central Committee. The theme was selected to introduce the 2014 LIPW focus on the environmental, human and economic consequences of war in places like Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos, Iraq, Afghanistan,…

Report on Dr. Hossein Mousavian’s Presentation on US-Iranian Relations


On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, Dr. Hossein Mousavian, Research Scholar at Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs, spoke on the topic, “The Shared Interests of the U.S. and the Islamic Republic of Iran”. The intent in this event was to emphasize shared interests. Current sanctions and focus on nuclear issues distracts from and obscures shared…

Photo & Speech from the Fall Forum

Let me start by saying how honored I am to be speaking with you today in this beautiful church, on this wondrous day on the subject of peace in this autumn forum on War and the Soul.