Women’s Justice Circles partner low-income women with women collaborators from parishes, health care, educational settings and other community groups for the purpose of empowering low-income women to take action on an issue important to them and their families. Read about these actions in our newsletter!
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Celebrate the Anniversary of Laudato Si' with IPJC!
June 18th marked the anniversary of the release of Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home. In the spirit of Laudato Si', we invite you to join us in spreading awareness and calling others to action on curbing climate change and preserving our Earth for future generations.
Thank you for Dreaming Big! with IPJC on April 23!
For 25 years, the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center has been making dreams come true in our church and our world.
Thank you for Dreaming Big with us! Watch our Dream Big video and Betsey Beckman's Dance & Storytelling from the evening's event below!
The Washington Latino Equity Network, a coalition of seventeen leaders from nine non-profits working with the Latino community, was formed in November 2014.
The Network organized Community Dialogues in five Washington state counties to create a space for dialogue. The wisdom of the community was used to name the issues that affect them; engage in the decision making process and brainstorm practical next steps for social change.
Through these transformative dialogues four common themes emerged: immigration, education, racism and discrimination and criminal justice.
Tips for Fostering Sustainability and Sustainability Principles
History of Sustainability
Glossary of Terms
Continuum of Actions for Water and Energy Choices
Video, Movie, Books, Websites, and Other Resources on Sustainbility
Sustainable Development Goals
Theological and Ethical Perspectives and more!
IPJC celebrates Laudato Si'!
With Pope Francis we praise God present in the whole universe.
We recommit ourselves to care for our earth,
especially for those who are most impacted by ecological destruction.
We invite you to join us in building community and creating change.
We may not be changing the world overnight with
this ministry of socially responsible investing, but we are
making a difference. In its 21st year, NWCRI brought
its commitment to create a just and sustainable global
community to the boardrooms of 55 corporations with 22
shareholder resolutions and in over 70 dialogues!
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?
On February 8th, over 600 advocates gathered in Olympia for Catholic Advocacy Day!
We represented 40 districts from Bellingham to Vancouver and from Sunnyside to Bremerton and participated in 130 meetings with our representatives. The day also included issue briefings, Mass, and testimony from people who benefit from social programs.
Among the issues we talked with our representatives about were increased funding for affordable housing, mental health treatment, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and abolishment of the death penalty.
Paris: United Nations Conference on Climate Change
Download our Resource Guide to keep up with what's going on in the aftermath of the United National Conference on Climate Change that took place in Paris, France in December 2015.
IPJC's new six-session process for faith communities!
Contemplation & Dialogue for Transformative Living
The Practice of Contemplative Listening
Reflective Dialogue: Part 1
Reflective Dialogue: Part 2
It is neither a culture of confrontation nor a culture of conflict which builds harmony within and between peoples, but rather a culture of encounter and a culture of dialogue; this is the only way to peace. —Pope Francis
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!
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.