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Integral Ecology: Pope Francis & Planetary Thinking
Christiana Peppard, PhD
Seattle U, Feb. 4, 7pm

Human Trafficking Vigil
February 7, 2016 1:30-2pm

Catholic Advocacy Day
February 8, 2016

Young Adult Lenten Retreat: Let Mercy In!
February 13-14, 2016

Welcoming the Stranger: Responding to the Refugee Crisis
March 1, 2016

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Catholic Advocacy Day is on February 8, 2016!

Join us in giving voice to the plight of the poor and the marginalized within our community.
Promotional flyers can be downloaded here. English versionpdf Spanish versionpdf

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AMOSIPJC Winter 2016 Justice Journal on "Refugees"

Download A Matter of Spirit Winter 2016 pdf

Download IPJC's Timeline of the Syrian Refugee Crisis pdf supplement for this issue of AMOS

AMOS Fall 2016 footnotespdf

Inside AMOS:

  • How Did We Get Here? What History Can Teach Us About Refugees by Todd Scribner
  • Year of Mercy: Welcoming Refugees by Gary Smith, SJ
  • The Syrian Refugees Crisis by Jen Smyers
  • Who Am I? An Unexpected Refugee's Story
  • Love Drives Out Fear, Not People by Marc Rugani
  • Refugees of Climate Change by Rhett Engelking
  • Actions You Can Take to Welcome & Assist Refugees
  • IPJC events, news, & more!

Just Video Contest 2016!

The Just Video Contest for 2016 is open to submissions! The video contest is for High School Juniors and Seniors to produce an original dynamic video on Immigration, Human Rights, or Environment while incorporating Catholic Social Teaching, and Catholic/Christian Tradition, that inspires others to act for justice!

The deadline for submissions is April 18, 2016.

Please visit our Just Video Contest page for rules, requirements, and more information.

Watch last year's winning video below: Water by Emma Rosenthal from St. Mary's Academy, Portland, Oregon

Watch Winning VideosWatch all of the 2015 winning videos here!

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 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.

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 Frenchpdf and 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!

NWCRI2013NWCRI Annual Report 2015

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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!

NWCRI2013IPJC Annual Report 2014-2015

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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 Justice Cafes for Young Adults

Justice Cafe LogoJustice Cafés have started backup again this fall! 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!

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.

WJC_Winter15Justice for Women Summer 2015 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.

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...

Catholic Advocacy Day 2015

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.

Legislative Action Center

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