Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice inspires, educates, and mobilizes people to unite across differences and to act from their shared ethical and spiritual values in pursuit of peace with social and environmental justice.

Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice envisions a world free from violence, including the violence of war, poverty, oppression, and environmental devastation. To enact this vision, we commit to nurture a community in which compassion and respect foster actions that dismantle systems of violence while simultaneously creating systems of peace, justice, and ecological sustainability.

All About ICPJ

LogoWhether you have known about ICPJ for years, or only just heard about us through the One Human Family campaign, please join us to learn about the ICPJ’s peace and justice work in today’s changing political landscape.

It will be an informal one hour conversation about what ICPJ does and why it matters to you, our community, and the world. Feel free to invite your friends, family, and neighbors so that they can join you in getting plugged in and making a difference.

For your convenience, we will hold multiple sessions:

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Grassroots Advocacy: An Insider’s Take on What It Takes to Influence Elected Officials

How can you affect national, state, and local policy? Jason Morgan has the on-the-ground experience to help you make a difference. Jason serves as District Director for Rep. Debbie Dingell, an elected official on the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, and and Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the Jim Toy Community Center. He is also former Director of Government and Community Relations for Washtenaw Community College. In these roles he has seen public policy development and policy advocacy from all sides. He will share what works and what doesn’t in making your voice heard from Capital Hill to City Hall.

Cost: Suggested donation $10 members, $20 non-members.

Details: info@icpj.org, 734-663-1870.

Location and Parking: ICPJ’s office is located behind the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting, just east of Washtenaw Avenue. Limited on-site parking is available, accessed from alley in rear between Lincoln and Olivia. Additional parking available on-street.

Space is limited. Please register online. 

Women’s March on Washington bus trip FAQ’s

Am I on an ICPJ bus to Washington?

If you bought a ticket through EventBrite or PayPal, or communicated with ICPJ staff to receive a scholarship seat, then you should have a seat on the bus, and should have already received emails from us about travel logistics. We can’t post our passenger list online for privacy reasons, but if you haven’t received these emails, or aren’t sure about your reservation, contact ICPJ  at info@icpj.org or (734) 663-1870 to have us check our lists.

Is it too late to get on the bus?

All of our regular bus seats are sold, but you can add our name to the wait list here.

I’m a member of a community being targeted by structural inequality and I wouldn’t be able to afford a bus ticket on my own. How can I get a scholarship?

ICPJ still has 5 free bus tickets left for members of marginalized communities. Contact info@icpj.org or (734) 663-1870 to ask for a scholarship ticket.

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LATF Dinner and a Movie Series in 2017

[Image description: the words "Dinner & A Movie" where the "O" in movie is replaced with an old-style film reel. There is a fork to the left of the words and a knife to the right, and the border around the graphic is shaped like a movie ticket]This year, join ICPJ’s Latin American Task Force to watch and discuss a series of eye-opening and galvanizing films about social justice issues in Latin America, accompanied by dinner from Pilar’s Tamales.

All films take place at St Mary’s Student Parish on 331 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor. RSVP for an $8 dinner option.

For more information, contact us at info@icpj.org or 734-663-1870.


La Voz del Pueblo

American Films presents La Voz del Pueblo, a documentary that explores violence an oppression in Honduras through the eyes of journalists at the Jesuit-run radio station, Radio Progreso, which has been under threat since the 2009 military coup.

When: Tues, Feb 14. Dinner @ 6:30 pm, film @ 7:00 pm

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Keeping up the momentum with One Human Family

January 18th at Trinity Lutheran Church, ICPJ will be holding a One Human Family meeting to plan how we’ll continue our campaign to promote a more inclusive, accepting community.

Last time the greater ICPJ  community met about One Human Family back in November, we decided on a few priorities for pushing back against the bigotry and hatred we’ve seen in the aftermath of the 2016 election: providing direct service to targeted communities, creating opportunities for people to forge connections across differences, training community members to react to hate crimes and dangerous situations, and organizing political action. Now, we’re gathering again to share updates from those working groups, bring new people into the effort, and talk about what’s next.

  • When: Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00pm
  • Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor

For more information, please contact us at info@icpj.org or 734-663-1870.

Dinner and a Movie: Guardiana de los Rios

[Image description: the words "Dinner & A Movie" where the "O" in movie is replaced with an old-style film reel. There is a fork to the left of the words and a knife to the right, and the border around the graphic is shaped like a movie ticket]Next Tuesday, January 10th, the Latin American Task Force will kick off our monthly 2nd Tuesday movie series with a compelling documentary called Guardiana de los Rios (Guardian of the Rivers)  at St. Mary’s Student Parish. Please invite a friend to dinner and spend a quality evening with like-minded community members learning about current Latin American issues.

 

 

  • THE MOVIE: Guardiana de los Rios – Six communities in defense of rivers. Dozens of defenders threatened with death. All united by the spirit of the Guardian of rivers, Berta Caceres, social and environmental leader murdered on March 6, 2016. This documentary takes us into Honduras, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for activists trying to protect natural assets.
  • WHEN: Tuesday, January 10th – Dinner @ 6:30 pm, Movie @7:00 pm, followed by discussion with special guest Suyapa Portillo, via Skype
  • WHERE: St Mary’s Student Parish, 331 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor[Image description: A young person with what black hair and brown skin submerged up to their nose in green river water. The person is smiling. The words "Guardiana de los Rios" are superimposed in white cursive text.]
  • DINNER OPTION: Pilar’s Tamales Meal – $8.00 meal will include one Tamale with salsa, organic casamiento, fried plantains, and curtido (veg. option available). Please RSVP to reserve your meal.
  • RSVP: icpj-2017-dinner-movie-series.eventbrite.com

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