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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

AMOSIPJC Spring 2016 Justice Journal on "Listen, Contemplate the Sacred"

Download A Matter of Spirit Spring 2016 pdf

Inside AMOS:

  • Listening at the Heart of Dialogue by William Isaacs
  • Be Your Best and Leave the Rest to God by Gretchen Gundrum
  • Listening to become a Church of Mercy by John Whitney, SJ
  • Interfaith Dialogue by Mary Kay Kantz and Mohammad Samarah with special guest story from Therea Lukasik
  • Listening to the Earth by Sharon Zayac, OP
  • Mutual Understanding through Meaningful Dialogue by Ryan Murphy
  • Three book reviews!
  • Special Listening Circle guide
  • IPJC events, news, & more!

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 French Sample Session pdf 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!

CAD 2016 Logo

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.

WJC_Winter15Justice for Women Winter 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!

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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