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Human Trafficking & Immigration
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Avenue
April 27, 6:30-8:30pm

IPJC Human Trafficking Presentation
Hosted by St. James Cathedral Immigrant Assistance
804 9th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104
May 1, 7:00pm-8:00pm

IPJC Spring Benefit

Seattle U. Campion Hall
Reservations Required
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Human Trafficking Vigil

Westlake Park, Seattle
1:30 - 2:00 pm
May 7, 2017

Images of Peace in Our World Art Show & Sale
Benefits IPJC
St. Placid Priory, Lacey
May 19, 7-9:30 pm

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April 25, 2017

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Join us for our Spring Benefit

Do not lose heart. We were made for these times

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Seattle University Campion Hall

914 E Jefferson St • Seattle, WA 98122

6:30pm Gathering, 7:00pm Dinner
Dinner $60

Please RSVP by April 19.

Do not lose heart. We were made for these times.
These words of Clarissa Pinkola Estés from her Letter to a Young Activist During Troubled Times
resonate with us as we find ourselves in this new moment in the life of the
Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, in the life of our country, and in the life of our Earth Community.
Rooted in our faith in the One who made us for these times, we gather to celebrate our community
and our vision of a world where all are valued and respected.



IPJC Spring 2017 Justice Journal on "Sustainable Earth for Future Generations"

Download A Matter of Spirit Spring 2017 pdf

Inside AMOS:

  • Integral Ecology: Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, By Jessica Ludescher Imanaka
  • The Invitation to Live Simply, By Amy Potthast
  • Ending Poverty in All its Forms – Are We Up To the Task? By Margaret Mayce, OP
  • Youth Lead the Way for a Sustainable Future, By Oladipupo Daniel Ajiroba
  • A Conversation with Mother Earth, By Gretchen Gundrum
  • Meditation for Spending Time with Mother Earth
  • Reflection on the Sustainable Development Goals
  • IPJC events, news, & more!

Listen to the Audio Podcast Version of this issue of AMOS

NOTE: There was an error in the printed edition. The column headings of A Primer on Sustainability on Page 9 should have been “Waste,” “Equity” and “Transportation.”

Download the revised chart here pdf (2 page PDF)
Download the complete Primer on Sustainability here.

The online version is correct. We apologize for any confusion.

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Thank you for joining us in Olympia on Thursday, March 16

Inspired by the Washington State Bishops' Pastoral on Poverty: Who is my Neighbor? The Face of Poverty in Washington State,
over 500 Catholics from across the state came to the capitol to raise their voices on behalf of our neighbors in need.

The day included issue briefings, Mass, stories from people living in poverty and meetings with legistators.

Catholic Advocacy Day 2017

Did you miss the day? For information on the legislative priorities of the Washington State Catholic Conference click here.

Read our follow-up letter for ways to take action throughout the year.


Learn more about poverty in Washington State:

Who Is My Neighbor?

Who Is My Neighbor? The Face of Poverty in Washington State
Visit to download the Pastoral Letter, Study Guide, and Video

Legislative Action Center

Write Congress today! Visit our new Action Center:

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Thank you for taking action for justice in our world!


stationsStations of the Cross with All of Creation

These Stations provide an opportunity to reflect on Jesus’ journey and the suffering of people and Earth today. Each Station includes:

          • Scripture
          • Meditation on the Cross in Creation
          • A Reflection Question

Cost: $1.50/copy (Bulk Discounts Available)

Order at 206.223.1138; or print our order formpdf icon

Click on the following links to view a sample from the booklet in English pdf icon, Spanish pdf icon, or French pdf icon




Justice for Women Winter 2017 Newsletter

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!

Simply click on the publication to download the PDF pdf icon

If you wish to receive a physical copy of the Justice for Women Newsletter,
please contact us to be added to our subscriber list.


Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center Statement on
the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Immigration

The Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, sponsored by 21 religious communities, is deeply troubled by the Executive Order on Immigration released by the Trump Administration on January 27, 2017. We continue to stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters and those seeking refuge in the United States. ... read more


IPJC Justice Cafes for Young Adults

Justice Cafe LogoIt’s not too late to start a Justice Café! Contact us now to sign up.

See the topics for this year here!

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

To learn about how to bring Justice Cafes to your local community, contact the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center at 206-223-1138 or You can check out a sample host kit here!

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



Just Video Contest 2016 Winners!

1st Place: "Human Trafficking" by Reanna Salvador, Tori Conception, Dora Bezonsky, and Alexa Gomez from Ramona Convent Secondary School in Los Angeles, CA.

Watch their winning entry below!


2nd Place (tie): "Climate Refugees" by Caroline DeFranco and Lizzie Bradley from Holy Names Academy in Seattle, WA

2nd Place (tie): "Uptown Funk Cover: Water Saves the Lives" by Samantha Rivera, Angela Domingo, Destiny Zelaya, and Nicole Vargas from Ramona Convent Secondary School in Los Angeles, CA

3rd Place (tie): "Bound" by Kayla Florendo and Caitlyn Jacquemart from Holy Names Academy in Seattle, WA

3rd Place (tie): "Syrian Refugees" by Michelle Degeus from St. Mary's Academy in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Watch Winning VideosWatch all of the 2016 winning videos here!



25th Anniversary

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!






Community Dialogues


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.

IPJC synthesized the data and wrote the report. Download Spanishpdf Englishpdf



AMOSNew IPJC Resource on "Sustainability" now available!

Download A Primer on Sustainability pdf

This new Sustainability booklet includes:

  • 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 Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Theological and Ethical Perspectives and more!


NWCRI2016NWCRI Annual Report 2016

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In its 22nd year, NWCRI brought its commitment to create a just and sustainable global community to the boardrooms of 43 corporations with 17 shareholder resolutions and in over 60 dialogues!



NWCRI2013IPJC Annual Report 2015-2016

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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?



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.

PDF of Laudato Si', On Care For Our Common Home pdfcover

Resource for Laudato Si'—Climate Change: Our Call to Conversion

IPJC's 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.

Now available in French Sample Session pdfand Spanishpdf!

Download a Sample Session pdf or an Order Form pdf

New Laudato Si' Reflection Guide—A supplement to the Climate Change Booklet and summary of the Encyclical

Download a free Laudato Si' Reflection Guide pdf

Suggestions for using Climate Change: Our Call to Conversion and Laudato Si' supplement

  • 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

Now available in Frenchpdf and Spanishpdf!



Paris: United Nations Conference on Climate Change

Download our Resource Guidepdf 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 - A Movement in Hope



CoverContemplative Dialogue Circles

IPJC's new six-session process for faith communities!

            1. Contemplation & Dialogue for Transformative Living
            2. Contemplation
            3. The Practice of Contemplative Listening
            4. Reflective Dialogue: Part 1
            5. Reflective Dialogue: Part 2
            6. Transformation

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

Read more about Contemplative Dialogue Circles here...



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!



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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