LEPOCO Peace Center

1705 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-691-8730
lepoco@fast.net





LEPOCO Holiday Open House & Peace Boutique

Saturday & Sunday,  December 3rd & 4th,  1 – 4 pm (each day)

(Also, during normal office hours through December.)

LEPOCO Peace Center, 1705 West Broad Street, Bethlehem (18018)
(Please enter at the back.)

Fair trade crafts & food from around the world through SERRV  /  Holiday Greeting Cards  /  2023 Calendars  /
Snazzy Buttons & Stickers  /  Beautiful Notecards & Postcards  / Carol Baylor’s bags with great slogans made from repurposed materials.

Those attending are asked to wear a mask.    For more information call 610-691-8730.




Walk the Road of Peace

The Pilgrimage began in 1960 as a Christian witness for peace.

All persons of any age are welcome to join the Pilgrimage, symbolic of the journey of Mary and Joseph.

During the 10-mile trek from Nazareth to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, we seek to reflect on a life of nonviolence and on the truth of forgiving love.

Walk with family and friends and make new friends with others who seek a more peaceful world.

**Out of compassion for the community, N95 or equivalent face masks will be required for the bus and indoors.**

Please Register for this year’s walk
(This helps in the planning!)
For more information, view the website:
Christmas Peace Pilgrimage (peacewalk.org)

Schedule

Pilgrimage participants meet at the parking lot at
529 E. Broad Street, Bethlehem before 10:45 AM.

Buses transport pilgrims to Nazareth Moravian Church on Center Square where the Pilgrimage begins. The Pilgrimage follows PA 191. Persons join at any point along the way. Support vehicles assist those not able to walk the entire route.

Dress appropriately for the weather; pilgrims walk in sun, wind, rain or snow. Pilgrims arrive at Christ United Church of Christ, Market & Center Streets, Bethlehem, around 5:30 pm for a short closing gathering.



LEPOCO HAS T-SHIRTS!

LEPOCO has a beautiful new t-shirt for sale, designed by Amanda Zaniesienko, featuring a sunflower surrounding the LEPOCO doves logo.  (The sunflower has become the symbol of a world free of nuclear weapons.  This came about after an extraordinary celebration of Ukraine achieving the status of a nuclear free state in the 1990s.)

Photo by Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations. https://www.xlvacx.com

Call 610-691-8730 or email us, lepoco@fast.net for more information. 

$22 each
Union made and locally screen printed – sizes S-XXL.



LEPOCO’S MONTHLY VIGIL FOR PEACE
Second Thursday of every month, 4 to 5 pm, at the south approach to the Hill-to-Hill Bridge, 3rd & Wyandotte St., South Bethlehem, 18015; contact the LEPOCO Peace Center for more info. We gather safely distanced and masked. Bring your favorite sign or use a sign supplied by vigil regulars.

Call the LEPOCO office, 610-691-8730, to let us know you will be joining us.



Use the button below, to make a one-time donation to LEPOCO.


LEPOCO’s statement on Ukraine

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia must be stopped.  The Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern (LEPOCO) envisions a world free from war, violence, and injustice.  To that end, we oppose all wars.

We are alarmed about the war in Ukraine – the brazenness of the Russian invasion, the mounting killings of civilians of all ages, the destruction of homes, schools, human infrastructure, the threats about nuclear weapons and nuclear power. 

Negotiations leading to a ceasefire must be the priority of the United Nations, our government, and all who oppose the assault on Ukraine. 

We urge the federal government to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine, those who are continuing to live in their homeland and those who have been forced to flee the horrors of war. 

LEPOCO is committed to nonviolent action; we support the people of Russia who brave severe punishment by their public protest of their government’s actions.

– Statement adopted by the LEPOCO Action Meeting of March 14, 2022

Ukraine – LEPOCO Peace Center




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