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Oct 5, 2014 1:30-2pm

No Time for Ordinary
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Our Lady of Guadalupe
October 18, 2014

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Jan phillipsNo Time for Ordinary:
Discovering Our Prophetic & Mystical Vocation

Saturday, October 18th
9:00am—12:30 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
7000 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

Join us to:

  • Explore how to harvest the wisdom of your life to be a co-creator in these evolutionary times
  • Experience new ways to contribute to a more just and peaceful world
  • Expand the dimensions of your creativity and spirituality to form new stories for the common good

$20 if pre-registered by October 10th, 2014 either through Brown Paper Tickets or download and mail our registration form PDF

$25 at the door if space is available

Day of PeaceInternational Day of Peace

September 21, 2014

"The Right of Peoples to Peace"

2014 marks the 33rd Anniversary of the United Nations International Day of Peace. Observed each year on September 21, the International Day of Peace is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace. First established by a U.N. resolution, "Peace Day" has grown to include millions of people around the world who participate in all kinds of events, large and small.

IPJC International Day of Peace Resources

IPJC Peacemaking Resources

Prayer Service for the 2014 International Day of Peace PDF

Oración por el Día Internacional de la Paz, 2014 PDF

bookletNEW! Israel and Palestine: History, Politics and the Pursuit of Peacepdf

An 8-page primer on the current Israel/Palestinian conflict. It explores past and current events of the region as it struggles toward a path for peace.

Includes maps of the region, glossary of terms, resources for further reading and reflection questions.

Download pdf (3.5mb)

Be sure to visit IPJC Peacemaking Resources for prayers, associated publications, organizations and media related to peacemaking in the world.

coverClimate Change: Our Call to Conversion is IPJC's new four session process for faith communities.

  • Our Earth Community
  • The Science of Climate Change: Call to Change Course
  • Ecological Conversion
  • Eco-Imagining Our Emerging Future

Process includes prayer, education, Catholic Social Teaching, analysis, discussion, signs of hope and action.

Download a Sample Sessionpdf or an Order Formpdf

Suggestions for using Climate Change: Our Call to Conversion

  • A parish or community small group
  • An adult education program or series using the booklets
  • A follow up to JustFaith, RCIA, or other program where a community has been formed
  • Personal education and reflection

Justice for Women Summer 2014 Newsletter

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AMOS2014IPJC Summer 2014 Justice Journal on "Climate Change"

Download A Matter of Sprit Summer 2014 pdf

Inside AMOS:

  • "Kenosis, Climate Change & Christianity" by Sallie McFague, Ph.D.
  • "Eco-System Economics" by James Gustave Speth
  • (InfoGraphic) Weather Events: Evidence of Climate Change?
  • "Human Health Vulnerabilities in a Warming World" by Timnit Ghermay, M.D.
  • Stories of Climate Refugees
  • Climate Change Resources
  • "The Climate Crisis: Breaking out of Pleasantville" by Guy Dauncey
  • (InfoGraphic) Path to Paris
  • Stories of Hope
  • IPJC happenings, reflection, prayer and more!

(download the footnotes from the Summer 2014 issue)

Just Video Contest 2014!

Submissions have been received, and the winners are....

1st Place: Would You Have Let Us In?
JaeYeon Park and Haeln Bae from St. Mary's Academy, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

2nd Place (tie): Progress
Frances de Rubertis and Beija Flor from Holy Names Academy, Seattle, WA

2nd Place (tie): Lupe's Story
Agnes Song, Jessica Duong, Amy Melendrez and Martha Vasquez from Ramona Convent Secondary School, Alhambra, CA

3rd Place: A Day Without School
Chaeyoon Jeong and Su Hyun Lim from St. Mary's Academy, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Watch Winning VideosWatch all of the 2014 winning videos!

Earth as Our Home

We offer you Earth as Our Home for reflection.

The booklet is a project of Catholic Sisters for a Healthy Earth, which includes two of IPJC’s affiliate communities, the Sinsinawa Dominicans and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Too often when we hear the word 'house' we only think of a physical building and its rooms. But what if we began to think of the Earth as our house—with various rooms—what would we need to do to make this 'house' a true 'home'?

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VigilHuman Trafficking Vigils


Every first Sunday of the month, IPJC hosts silent vigils to raise awareness and stand in solidarity with victims of human trafficking. Click here to learn how you can get involved!

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IPJC Justice Cafes for Young Adults

Justice Cafés create spaces where young adults (20's-30's) committed to social justice can build community, act for justice and deepen spirituality!

Find a justice cafe near you with our interactive cafe map

To learn about how to bring Justice Cafes to your local community, contact the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center at 206-223-1138 or

Visit the Justice Cafe Facebook Page to join in the conversation with young adults around the world!

NWCRI2013IPJC Annual Report 2012-2013

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We are proud and pleased to share with you the ministry accomplishments of the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center (IPJC) and to ask you to partner with and contribute to this unique ministry of peace and justice.

As you read our report, reflect on the global outreach, the scope of our work, the small staff and what is accomplished with minimal resources. Then, imagine what would be possible if we all invested in this ministry in a new and deeper way?

Immigration ReformNew Immigration Resources!

Immigration Reform Update and Call to Action pdf

Between May & September 2013, five bills on immigration passed out of the Judiciary and Homeland Security Committee of the House of Representatives. These bills are part of the “piecemeal” approach to address the broken immigration system through numerous smaller bills instead of one comprehensive law.

This primer explores the issue, summarizes each bill and compares it to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops position on immigration reform.

An SNJM Call to Global Community
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8 page primer intended as an introduction to the causes and effects of migration. As an international congregation the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary have a unique lens through which they understand migration and its many forms in an era of globalization.

Explore IPJC's immigration resources here...

NWCRI2013NWCRI Annual Report 2013

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Last year, members of NWCRI brought 25 justice issues to the boardrooms of 51 corporations, engaged in over 60 dialogues and filed 21 share holder resolutions.

FrackingFracking Resources

IPJC has a new environmental resource for you to use!

Fracking has been added to our resources. Check out this new addition as well as numerous peace and justice resources located at the IPJC Resources & Links page.

Be sure to download the IPJC Hydraulic Fracturing Primerpdf icon, providing opportunities for education, analysis, reflection and action on the issue of hydraulic fracturing.

Grace on the Margins: The Musical

Did you miss the Women's Convocation V, or would you like to see Grace on the Margins again? Well, now you can with the "new" professionally re-edited DVD!

"Searching for meaning as a woman in the church and confronted with the challenges of a people and planet in peril, Grace's cries for help are answered by Hildegard of Bingen, Joan of Arc, Sojourner Truth and Our Lady of Guadalupe, who lead her on a journey of the heart to experience Grace on the Margins!"

DVDs are $15.00 each.

Would you like to perform Grace on the Margins at your school or in your community? The script and score are available!

Check out the Grace on the Margins: The Musical page for more details...

IPJC Video - Stop Human Trafficking

IPJC created a video to inspire individuals and groups to work to stop human trafficking and modern day slavery. It was presented for the Cascadia Center Camp Brotherhood Levine & Treacy "Peace and Harmony" Award, of which IPJC was the 2012 honoree.

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