The Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center publishes periodic, seasonal and free-standing publications for individuals and small groups. Our goal is to provide materials which help to deepen and enliven the links between the Catholic tradition and the situation of our world. To order any of our publications, email or call 206-223-1138.

A Matter of Spirit

A Matter of Spirit (AMOS), the quarterly justice journal of the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center, includes analysis, theological reflection and action on justice issues. Learn More

Open Wide Our Hearts—the enduring call to love

Open Wide Our Hearts—the enduring call to love is a four-session process on the USCCB Pastoral on Racism. Recognizing that “racism still profoundly affects our culture,” our bishops call us to “a genuine conversion of heart, a conversion that will compel change, and the reform of our institutions and society.” Learn more


Climate Change: Our Call to Conversion

Climate Change: Our Call to Conversion is the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center’s four-session process for faith communities which includes a reflection guide for Laudato Si’. Learn More

Contemplative Dialogue Circles

The Contemplative Dialogue Circles is a six-session process to assist faith communities in engaging in contemplation and dialogue. Learn More

A Primer on Sustainability

IPJC’s new Sustainability booklet introduces the basics and history of Sustainability Principles as well as guidelines to making a difference in Fostering Sustainable Behavior. The booklet also includes information about our energy choices, laws and legislation around Sustainability, and many handy tools to become a change agent for sustainability. Download

Fossil Fuels Transportation in the Northwest

The United States has the world’s largest proven deposit of coal reserves and shale formations. Improvement in drilling and fracking technology, less expensive electricity generated from gas and cleaner burning of shale gas have significantly decreased the U.S. consumption of coal. However, the increasing demand for coal in China has made Northwest ports an attractive gateway for U.S. coal export to Asia. IPJC’s Fossil Fuels Transportation in the Northwest guide provides opportunities for education, analysis, reflection and action on the issue of coal trains, refining and their environmental impact. Download

Israel and Palestine: History, Politics and the Pursuit of Peace

IPJC’s 8-page primer on the current Israel/Palestinian conflict explores past and current events of the region as it struggles towards a path for peace. Includes maps of the region, glossary of terms, resources for further reading and reflection questions. Download

U.S. Immigration: Trends, Events and Migration Factors

A comprehensive timeline of push and pull factors that have affected U.S. Immigration socially and politically. The timeline includes world events as well as US events that led to the immigration of ethnic groups from all over the world. Originally appeared in A Matter of Spirit Fall 2014 issue on Immigration. Download

Just Economics

A five-session process for faith communities. Topics include: Biblical Economics, The New Economy Movement, Taxes, Poverty and Wealth Gap, and Simplicity and Sustainability. Each session includes prayer, education, Catholic Social Teaching, analysis, discussion, signs of hope, and action. Download

Care for All of Creation

A six-session process for faith communities. Topics include: Universe Story, Toxics, Global Warming, Social, Economic and Environmental Interdependence, Water, and Greening Parish. Each session includes prayer, education, Catholic Social Teaching, analysis, discussion, signs of hope and action.

“Looking for a way to raise awareness in your congregation about Environmental issues?  Care for All of Creation is the hands-on, down-to-earth resource for you!  Put together by people who understand how to work with small groups, these booklets make it possible for people of faith to make a difference.” —Steve Wodzanowski, Deacon/Pastoral Associate‒St. Joseph Parish

Donation for Care for All of Creation PDF: $3.00

Stations 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, and a reflection question. Donation: $1.00 Bulk Discounts Available. Download

Immigration Reform Update and Call to Action

Between May and 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 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ position on immigration reform. Download

Hydraulic Fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” is a process used to extract oil and natural gas from underground. This pamphlet provides opportunities for education, analysis, reflection, and action on the issue of hydraulic fracturing and examines the human and environmental impact of “Fracking.” Download

Grace on the Margins: The Musical

Did you miss Women’s Convocation V, or would you like to see Grace on the Margins again? Well now you can with the professionally re-edited DVD! Also available from Women’s Convocation V: Grace on the Margins CD with 14 songs. For more information, visit our Grace on the Margins page.

Ritual Books & CDs

We Are Sisters The first ritual book and CD from our WEAVERS program.

Stand Up Sisters the second ritual book and CD in the series. 25 Rituals of varying forms and length for both small and large groups up to 30! Also includes “how to” information for creating your own rituals, and many useful resources. CD features 14 original recordings of songs by a diversity of women songwriters. All songs are suggested for use in specific rituals in the Ritual Book.

Ritual Books: $15

CDs: $10

To order We Are Sisters or Stand Up Sisters ritual books and CDs, please email us at or call (206) 223-1138.

Columbia River Pastoral Letter Reflection Guide

The Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center wrote the Reflection Guide for the bishops’ pastoral letter, The Columbia River Watershed: Caring for Creation and the Common Good. Download the Reflection Guide.

Parenting For Peace & Justice

Brings parents together to discuss, reflect, & pray about incorporating values of peace & justice into parenting. Learn More


Justice Rising Podcast

What if conversations had the power to transform society? Justice Rising, a new podcast created by the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center, is setting out to do just that! In each episode, we will highlight people and organizations doing justice work by exploring a central question: How can we bring about healing, liberation, and transformation in our church, our world, ourselves, and our communities? More information here.