. . . Guide our feet into the way of peace

Luke 1 : 79

2014 NOV 208

Peacemaking is at the core of our Brethren heritage. Promoting peace and justice in our neighborhoods and around the world is an essential part of our congregational mission at Elizabethtown. The Peace Group in our congregation works through education, discussion and prayer to advocate for peace and engage in local, regional, national and international peace initiatives. 

Upcoming Peace Group Events:

  • January 31, 2016 Peace Meal with Dr. Michael G. Long on his book Peaceful Neighbor
  • April 13, 2016 Attend the Elizabethtown College Ware Lecture together
  • Connect with the Cincinnati Church of the Brethren
  • Possible Peace Meal in fall on Jimmy Carter's book A Call to Action
  • Supporting our Muslim neighbors and Syrian refugees

2015 Peace Group Events:

  • Peace Meal with Chris Fitz, Executive Director for the Center for Community Peacemaking
  • Peace Meal with Judith Kelly, Pax Christi Peacemaker and author on a book about Father Jerzy Popieluszko
  • Watched the documentary Messenger of Truth
  • Hosted a picnic to become better acquainted with our community's Karen refugee families
  • Watched and discussed TED talks on the topics of terrorism and income inequality
  • Attended the Nicholas Kristof Ware Lecture together
  • Aided LIPW in hosting Dr. John Tirman at our churchPeace Meal book discussion of I am Malala

The Peace Group collaborates with several other organizations dedicated to peace and justice issues, including:

  • The Elizabethtown College Alumni Peace Fellowship (ECAPF) is a community of alumni responsive to the enduring relevance of the College‚Äôs peace identity. The Fellowship seeks to affirm and promote the values of peace, non-violence, human dignity, and social justice in the global community. (Many members of the ECOB Peace Group are also leaders of the ECAPF)
  • The Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness
  • On Earth Peace, an agency of the Church of the Brethren empowering people to discern the things that make for peace.
  • Brethren Witness/Washington Office, which seeks to resource and call to action the larger church in relation to issues of peace, justice and the global community.

The Peace Group meets monthly, schedule dependent upon events and action needed.  For more information and current schedule, contact Andi Wagner or Zane Akers


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Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren
777 South Mount Joy Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
717-367-1000 Fax 717-367-6948