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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.

Prof. David Kieran: “The Iraq/Afghanistan Wars: Trauma, Mental Health & Suicide”

May 15, 7:00 PM Lancaster Church of the Brethren, 1601 Sunset Avenue (Chapel: Office Entrance) First in the series on The Environmental, Human and Economic Impact/Consequences of War Professor David Kieran Franklin and Marshall College Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies “The Iraq/Afghanistan Wars: Trauma, Mental Health and Suicide” in the military and the effort…

LIPW & CeaseFirePA to Form a New Advocacy Group

LIPW is assisting CeaseFirePa to form an advocacy group in Lancaster County that becomes informed and available as advocates for public safety and reasonable gun regulation regulation in Pennsylvania. We seek to do our part to address the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in this country. On average there are over 30,000 gun related deaths…

People’s Hearing On the Lasting Impacts of the Iraq War

Many will want to know that the People’s Hearing On the Lasting Impacts of the Iraq War is available online via Live Streaming. You can Google this title or “Right to Heal, Live Streaming”. The event was sponsored on Wednesday evening, March 26, by Right to Heal Initiative, joined by Iraq Veterans Against the Iraq…

Educational Program on Reasonable Gun Legislation

April 3, 6:30-8:30 PM Jointly Sponsored by LIPW and CeaseFirePa Trinity Lutheran Church, Fondersmith Auditorium; 31 South Duke Street, Lancaster PA An educational program focused on the existing laws regulating firearms in PA, presented by Shira Goodman, Executive Director of CeaseFirePA and Jonathan Goldstein, a prominent Pennsylvania firearms attorney. After presenting the existing legal framework,…

Living on Shale: A Quaker Perspective

The Environmental Concerns Committee of Lancaster Friends Meeting will sponsor a forum on the topic “Living on Marcellus Shale: A Quaker Perspective,” on Sunday, April 6 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM at the Lancaster Friends Meeting House. The speakers are four invited Quakers from the north central region of Pennsylvania. The three panelists who will…

LIPW Scheduling New Panels

LIPW will be cosponsoring a panel with CeaseFirePa on issues around state and federal gun legislation. This follows the September 2013 forum on “Approaches to Reasonable Gun Regulation,” with Mayor Rick Gray. Details will be announced. LIPW will be scheduling several panels growing out of the annual meeting. The panels will focus on the “Environmental,…

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,…

LIPW EVENT: LIPW Annual Meeting – Jan 26, 2014

LIPW Annual Meeting January 26, 2014 @ 3:00-5:00 PM Trinity Lutheran Church • 31 South Duke Street • Lancaster, PA Fondersmith Auditorium Address: “After the War…” by Titus Peachey, Peace Educator, Mennonite Central Committee U.S., followed by discussion on the human, environmental and economic impact of war. Titus has worked with international agencies on removal…

“Inequality For All” coming to Lancaster’s Penn Cinema

“Inequality For All” coming to Lancaster’s Penn Cinema, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6 p.m. (Airport Road, Lititz) Winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award, the documentary addresses with humor and fact, the income and wage gaps that exist in the U.S. today. Created and narrated by Robert Reich, best-selling author, former Secretary of Labor…