Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center

The Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center, grounded in Catholic Social Teaching, builds community to act for systemic change in our church and world. IPJC is sponsored by 24 religious communities and collaborates with Catholic, ecumenical, interfaith and other organizations in carrying out this mission.


“There are no words to adequately convey the deep sadness and sorrow and overwhelming shock at the incomprehensible loss of life. The word tragedy doesn’t begin to describe what occurred. These massacres cannot be considered ‘the new normal.’

The Catholic Church consistently calls for the protection of all life; and these mass shootings are a most pressing life issue on which all in society must act—elected leaders and citizens alike.”

—Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archdiocese of San Antonio