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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,…

A Message From Friends Committee on National Legislation

Lobbying Agenda, April 2017 The Pentagon already spends $600 billion annually. However, a new political climate could create a new normal for military spending. A series of proposed Pentagon spending sprees is coming down the pipe in Congress. This Spring Congress is expected to vote on a proposal to add $30 billion additional dollars to…

An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story Showing on PBS, WITF April 14, 10:00 PM and April 15, 3:00 AM An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story tells Niebuhr’s story through photographs, recordings, and interviews with his former students, his daughter, and eminent public figures including New York Times writer David Brooks, Civil Rights icon…

Studied Resources From Friends Committee On National Legislation (FCNL) For Local, National, and Global Complexities

From Friends Committee on National Legislation: This has been a big week for action on immigration and refugees. The Trump administration’s executive order, which barred refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries—people like these—remains frozen. The administration is thinking about rewriting the order even as court proceedings continue. It’s important that Congress continues to hear support for refugees and…

Letter to the Editor – LancasterOnline

The enclosed should be in the newspaper in some form and/or your article.   I was present at the rally in Harrisburg  on  May 16, 2016,  held in the Capitol Rotunda.  Approximately  700 people came out to demand background checks for the sale of every gun and the passage of  HB 1010 in the House and …

Iran Deal Offers Best Chance for Stability

Posted in Opinion, Letters to Editor on Wednesday, July 29th. Lancaster Online. Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness follows Friends Committee on National Legislation in welcoming the historic breakthrough between six nations and Iran. We call on U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and Rep. Joe Pitts to support this accord. It is time to end…

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….

The Roots of Anger and Violence in the Streets

This mission of Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness emphasizes justice and the possibility of life in full for all of creation and pursuit of the common good. In the current crisis, extending from Ferguson to Baltimore and beyond, we are eager to hear the voice of black leaders in our community. The first in the series…

Rev. Edward Bailey on Ferguson

Pursuing peace is a pursuit — active in intent, often turbulent. It is not ignoring violence, or burying your head in the sand when anger erupts into violence. In Baltimore there is a lot of anger, and it’s erupted into violence. So let’s ask, what causes that anger and how do we address the inequality…