LEPOCO Peace Center

1705 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Second Thursday of every month, 4:30 to 5:30 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.

LEPOCO Reels & Spiels film series:

Friday, September 15 at 7 PM – “The Janes” (2022)

“The Janes”, a 2022 documentary of disturbing relevance, takes us back to an era when women lacked a right to abortion, prior to the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision. The Janes were an underground collective of courageous women from all walks of life who had experienced bad, illegal abortions themselves and who were determined to save other women from the experience. They organized a secret network providing low-cost or free abortion services for about 11,000 women in the Chicago area between 1968 and 1972. This was a time when abortions were illegal, and it was a felony in Illinois to even distribute abortion information.

The Janes show us what is possible when we organize.

Directed by Emma Pildes and Tia Lessin.
102 minutes

Doors open at 6:30 pm, Film begins at 7:00 pm.

Discussion will begin after the film.
Call the LEPOCO office, for more information:  610-691-8730

LEPOCO’s Annual Bike/Walk-A-Thon for Peace

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Join LEPOCO for our Annual Bike/Walk-A-Thon for Peace.  The bike route will be approximately 23 miles (not many hills) and the walking route will be approximately 4.5-6.5 miles, depending upon whether or not you walk from the last rest stop, or catch the shuttle.

Gather on the lawn of Rosemont Lutheran Church at 8:15 AM for light refreshments and warm up – Walk and Ride at 9 AM.

This is a fundraising event for LEPOCO.  Please call the office, 610-691-8730, if you’d like to participate, pledge, or volunteer!

***Rain Date will be Sunday, October 15 – gather on the lawn of Rosemont Lutheran Church at NOON – Walk and Ride at 12:30


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.

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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