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.
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'?
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?
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.
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.
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.