We act for justice in the church and in the world. IPJC is sponsored by 22 religious communities and collaborates with Catholic, ecumenical, interfaith and other organizations in carrying out this mission.
The Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center stands in solidarity with all those who suffer from the sin of racism.
We grieve for George Floyd, and all who have lost their lives to racial violence. We call on all people to work to change the systems that continue to perpetuate racism in every part of our society. We echo the words of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious: “It is time for bold, decisive action. We pledge to raise our voices and to act now to end this scourge, which has cost us so dearly. It is long past time to dismantle white privilege and rededicate ourselves to building God’s beloved community.”
Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed.
You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read.
You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride.
You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.
We have seen the future, and the future is ours.
– César Chávez