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Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness is a grassroots association dedicated to promoting biblical values of justice, care of creation, peace and nonviolent solutions to conflict.

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,…

Cooperating Organizations Update

The Pennsylvania Council of Churches advocacy link has been added to this website, under “About Us/Cooperating Organizations”. Through the Public Witness Ministry of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches we… empower people of faith, through education and skill-building, to make a difference for the common good in the public square; advocate on behalf of the Council’s member church bodies…

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…

LIPW Film Series, Fourth Fridays

LIPW  Film Series, Fourth Fridays! When: October 27, 2017 @ 7:00-8:00 pm Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church in the Parish Hall, 321 West Chestnut St., Lancaster. Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness has scheduled the following FREE film at St. John’s Episcopal Church in the Parish Hall, 321 West Chestnut St., Lancaster. “An American Conscience:  The Reinhold Niebuhr Story”  Produced…

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…

“Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism” Lecture by Dr. Drew Hart, Assistant Professor of Theology, Messiah College

Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness and Lancaster Bible College Present “Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism” Lecture by Dr. Drew Hart, Assistant Professor of Theology, Messiah College Thursday, September 14, 7:00 PM Lancaster Bible College, 901 Eden Rd., Lancaster, Pa. Teague Learning Commons, Fourth Floor. Event is free but please register at:  lbc.edu/events…

Lancaster Against Pipelines Chapel Dedication Ceremony—July 9, Columbia

From Lancaster Against Pipelines (http://www.wearelancastercounty.org/): 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!…