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Human Trafficking Vigil
Westlake Park, Seattle
1:30 - 2:00 pm
February 5, 2017

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January 12, 2017

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Join us for a day in Olympia on Thursday March 16.

This is our opportunity to act on the Washington State Bishops' Pastoral on Poverty: Who is my Neighbor? The Face of Poverty in Washington State.

The day will include issue briefings, Mass, stories from people living in poverty and meeting with your legistators.

Register by Clicking here.

Please register by February 24th.

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Who Is My Neighbor? The Face of Poverty in Washington State
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Join IPJC in the following opportunities to come together as a community of faith:

Pax Christi Seattle members invite us to make a one-year Vow of Nonviolence on Saturday, January 14, St. Joseph Parish at the 5:00 pm Mass.

Sabbath of Dreams: The Hard Won and the Yet-To Be—Join us on Friday, January 20, at 5 pm at Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave, Seattle for an interfaith service and rededication to values as we move forward together. Download flier by Clicking here pdf icon


Legislative Action Center

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IPJC Winter 2017 Justice Journal on "Creating a Just Peace"

Download A Matter of Spirit Winter 2017 pdf

Inside AMOS:

  • Transforming Creation through Nonviolent Resistance by Scott Wright
  • Movement from Just War to Just Peace by Marie Dennis
  • Creating Peace: Jesuit Cultural Center in Egypt by Sami Creta
  • A Culture of Violence Affects Our Well-Being by Rita Kowats
  • Post-Election Interview: Challenging Times Call for New Resolve
  • Nuclear Weapons: Taking Stock by Jamie DeMarco
  • IPJC events, news, & more!

International Day of Peace is September 21, 2016

2016 marks the 35th anniversary of the United Nations Internation Day of Peace, a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations, and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.

The Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center has created a prayer service special to the 2016 International Day of Peace.

The Prayer Service is available to download in English and Spanish!

Learn more about the International Day of Peace


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!



IPJC Communities Commit to Address Racism and Violence

"The difference between doing something and doing nothing is everything"–Daniel Berrigan

We grieve with victims of violence and call for personal and national soul-searching, prayer, dialogue and action to address issues of racism and violence.

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WJC_Winter15Justice for Women Summer 2016 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!

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



Laudato Si' Week 2016

Celebrate the Anniversary of Laudato Si' with IPJC!

June 18th marked the anniversary of the release of Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home. In the spirit of Laudato Si', we invite you to join us in spreading awareness and calling others to action on curbing climate change and preserving our Earth for future generations.

For ways to help us celebrate Laudato Si' this week, check out our Climate Change Resources page!








IPJC Summer 2016 Justice Journal on "Creating a New Story"

Download A Matter of Spirit Summer 2016 pdf


Inside AMOS:

  • A Story for a Living Earth Economy by David Korten
  • A New America by Jose Antonio Vargas
  • Engendering New Life in Our Evolving Ecclesia by Mary Ellen Sheehan, IHM
  • A Grand Strategy for Evolving a New World by John L. Peterson
  • Different Shades of Green: A New Sustainability Story by Russ Pierson
  • Amid Media Megamergers, a Mosaic of Community Media Thrives by Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan
  • Photo gallery from IPJC's Dream Big! 25th Anniversary Gala
  • Two special processes reflecting on Creating a New Story
  • IPJC events, news, & more!


Just Video Contest 2016!

The Just Video Contest for 2016 winners have been announced!

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 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.

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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!



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?



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On February 8th, over 600 advocates gathered in Olympia for Catholic Advocacy Day!

We represented 40 districts from Bellingham to Vancouver and from Sunnyside to Bremerton and participated in 130 meetings with our representatives. The day also included issue briefings, Mass, and testimony from people who benefit from social programs.

Among the issues we talked with our representatives about were increased funding for affordable housing, mental health treatment, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and abolishment of the death penalty.

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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.




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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.


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