Popcorn/Potluck & Politics Series

Popcorn & Politics

Most First Fridays, Popcorn and Politics Films, on topic of current interest/action, at the LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 West Fourth St., (south) Bethlehem. Below are the upcoming showings.


Friday,  March 3,  7 pm


“Merton: A Film Biography”
This film biography of Thomas Merton (1915-1968), the Trappist monk, poet, social activist and student of comparative religion, features interviews with some of those who knew him — the Dalai Lama, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, musican Joan Baez, other monks and friends.  Passages from his writings are interwoven with the interviews.

Produced by Paul Wilkes & Audrey L. Glynn.  57 minutes.  1984.

Post-film discussion led by Merton enthusiast, Mimi Lang.

Attendees are invited to bring a snack or beverage to share.Popcorn & Politics





Potluck & Politics

Most third Sundays, Potluck & Politics, LEPOCO invites speakers to address topics of current interest/action, at the LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 West Fourth St., (south) Bethlehem. Check email listings, newsletter, website or call for current showing.


Sunday, February 19,  6:00 pm  at the Lehigh Valley Friends Meetinghouse

4116 Bath Pike (Route 512), Bethlehem (18020), ½ mile north of Rt. 22.


Ted Morgan & Mary Lou Hatcher

 “Vietnam & Cambodia Today: Impressions From Our Recent Travels”

Ted Morgan and Mary Lou Hatcher spent three weeks traveling in Vietnam and Cambodia last month (January 2017).  It was their first visit to these countries.  Ted has spent his life writing (two books on the 1960s) and teaching at Lehigh University (including courses on, “Social Movements and Legacies of the 1960s” and “Propaganda, Media & American Politics”) about the Vietnam anti-war movement (receiving high praise for his work from Bill Moyers when Moyers spoke at Lehigh University in 2015).  Now retired as a professor of political science, he participated in the Vietnam anti-war movement and served as a conscientious objector to that war.  Mary Lou Hatcher is on the national board of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, is active in the Philadelphia Yearly (Quaker) Meeting and works as a spiritual director at Princeton Seminary.

Please bring  food to share  for the Potluck Dinner at 6:00 pm.  

Discussion will start around 6:30 pm.