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Compassion and Politics
Saturday, November 4
St. Placid Priory Spirituality Center, Lacey

Human Trafficking Vigil
Westlake Park, Seattle
Sunday, November 5

Socializing for Justice:
A Ministry Fair for
Young Adults

Wednesday, November 8
Maryknoll NW Mission House
958 16th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

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October 19, 2017

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Save Temporary Protected Status!

In September, Pope Francis invited us to join the "Share the Journey Campaign," encouraging Catholics around the world to hear, embrace and advocate for legislation that welcomes and protects migrants and refugees.

In the United States, however, the Administration is threatening to roll back Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which protects people who have come to the United States because of life-threatening conditions in their home countries.

Read more and Take Action...

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Share the Journey

Share the Journey“Christ urges us to welcome our brothers and sisters with our arms truly open, ready for a sincere embrace, a loving and enveloping embrace.” 

With these words on September 27, 2017, Pope Francis launched Share the Journey, a two year campaign aimed at raising awareness about migrants and refugees, our brothers and sisters who have fled their homes.  The campaign will encourage opportunities for migrants and communities to come together to share stories and experiences with the aim of strengthening the bond between migrants and communities. 

Learn more and find resources for action at

A Prayer for the People of Las Vegas

Our hearts are breaking today, as we hear the news of those killed and wounded by gunfire in Las Vegas. We pray for the dead, for the wounded, for their families and loved ones. We pray for police, for first responders, for medical staff, and all those who seek to heal those affected by this tragedy. And we pray for our country, that we will find ways to turn from a culture of violence and death to a culture in which we all seek peace and justice.


Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy. 

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive, 
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, 
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Thank You ...

To our partners and to the team of immigration attorneys, paralegals, speakers and volunteers who helped at the DACA Renewal Clinic and bilingual Q&A at Everett Community College.

Seven Immigration attorneys gave free legal advice to thirty five young adults in three hours. Twelve DACA renewal packets were completed and three participants who didn’t qualify for renewal found other forms of relief. All young adults left with funding.

The bilingual Q&A was engaging, enlightening and informative. Speakers led the conversation with love and compassion.

Conoce Tus Derechos recursos aquí

DACA Flyer

We need your help now to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Please take a few minutes to stand in solidarity with the 800,000+ young people who are already making significant contributions to our communities:

Act Now to Support the Dream Act. 


International Day of Peace

September 21, 2017

Day of Peace Prayer 2017 (English)   Day of Peace Prayer 2017 (Spanish)

IPJC Sponsoring Community Featured on CNN Town Hall

On Monday, August 21st, a member of an IPJC Affiliate Community, Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Erica Jordan, asked Speaker Paul Ryan how he sees himself upholding Catholic Social Teaching in Congress at Monday's CNN Town Hall.

Watch her question and Speaker Ryan's Response on YouTube:

WJC Summer 2017 Newsletter


Justice for Women Summer 2017 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 Statement on Racism and Violence in Charlottesville

PeaceThe Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, sponsored by 22 Catholic religious communities, joins the Catholic Bishops in standing against the racism and violence in Charlottesville over the weekend. We believe in a spirit of nonviolence and pray for those who were injured as well as mourn those who died.

White supremacy and neo-Nazism are antithetical to the teachings of Jesus who called for us to love one another. We remain dedicated to confronting issues of racism and privilege within ourselves, examining how prejudice impacts our institutions, and challenging those who do not believe that racism still plagues our nation.

We pray for a conversion in those who hold hatred in their hearts, and vow to go beyond prayer to directly address issues of systemic racism, xenophobia, sexism, bigotry and violence in our world.

Legislative Action Center

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Thank you for taking action for justice in our world!


IPJC Justice Cafes for Young Adults

Justice Cafe LogoIt’s not too late to start a Justice Café! 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!



A New Solidarity with Creation: Catholics Actiong on Laudato Si'

The Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center is pleased to announce a new collaboration with
Catholic parishes, schools and organizations in Western Washington to support one another in living out
the vision of Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home.

Visit our new page for information, events and resources.

Season of Creation: September 1- October 4

Events include:

Jeff Renner Season of Creation Mass



IPJC Summer 2017 Justice Journal on
"We are the People We've been Waiting for"

Inside AMOS:

  • “We are the people we’ve been waiting for”
  • Sustaining Spirituality to do Justice
  • Who’s in Charge? The U.S. System of Government
  • How do we bridge the divide?
  • Role of the Free Press in a Democracy
  • Activism for Daily Life: Hidden Figures
  • Protest Skeptic Turned Activist
  • Disrupt and Rebuild
  • How can we become the people we’ve been waiting for?
  • Reflection

Download A Matter of Spirit Summer 2017 pdf

Listen to the Audio Podcast Version of this issue of AMOS

Read & listen to previous issues



Congratulations to our 2017 Just Video Contest winners!

1st Place: San Francisco's Homelessness Crisis
Dylan Kelly and Leon Tsai, Stuart Hall High School

Watch Winning VideosWatch all of the 2017 winning videos here!




Thank you for joining us at our Spring Benefit!

We are the people we've been waiting for

Thank you to everyone who made our Spring Benefit Dinner such a success.
It was wonderful to see new and old friends as well as celebrate our community.
Let us continue to work for a world where all are valued and respected.



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Thank you for joining us in Olympia on Thursday, March 16

Inspired by the Washington State Bishops' Pastoral on Poverty: Who is my Neighbor? The Face of Poverty in Washington State,
over 500 Catholics from across the state came to the capitol to raise their voices on behalf of our neighbors in need.

The day included issue briefings, Mass, stories from people living in poverty and meetings with legistators.

Catholic Advocacy Day 2017

Did you miss the day? For information on the legislative priorities of the Washington State Catholic Conference click here.

Read our follow-up letter for ways to take action throughout the year.


Learn more about poverty in Washington State:

Who Is My Neighbor?

Who Is My Neighbor? The Face of Poverty in Washington State
Visit to download the Pastoral Letter, Study Guide, and Video



stationsStations 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
          • A Reflection Question

Cost: $1.50/copy (Bulk Discounts Available)

Order at 206.223.1138; or print our order formpdf icon

Click on the following links to view a sample from the booklet in English pdf icon, Spanish pdf icon, or French pdf icon



Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center Statement on
the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Immigration

The Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, sponsored by 21 religious communities, is deeply troubled by the Executive Order on Immigration released by the Trump Administration on January 27, 2017. We continue to stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters and those seeking refuge in the United States. ... read more



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 Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Theological and Ethical Perspectives and more!


NWCRI2016NWCRI Annual Report 2016

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In its 22nd year, NWCRI brought its commitment to create a just and sustainable global community to the boardrooms of 43 corporations with 17 shareholder resolutions and in over 60 dialogues!



NWCRI2013IPJC Annual Report 2015-2016

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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 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 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!



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.



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...



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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