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.

Peace and Conscience Trainings

Are you committed to creating nonviolent, peaceful cultures in your private and public lives?

Would you like some valuable tools to strengthen your social activism or to develop a foundation to begin? 

Do you want to journey with others embracing a new vision for the future of our communities?

ICPJ has the training for you! 

Intensive Peace and Conscience Facilitator Training

July 28 – August 6, 2017, Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
Based on the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP-USA.org / AVP.International), this workshop extends to skills honed in war zones and areas of violence in Asia through Friends Peace Teams (fpt-awp.org). We learned that real peace requires learning in order to not revert to expedient violence, and real learning requires peace in order to not revert to drilling and memorization. We collected tools found essential for creating and preserving cultures of peace. 
 
Nadine Hoover of ConscienceStudio.com is offering this interactive training in Ann Arbor, which may initiate an ongoing, local training group, building skills for transforming power, trauma resiliency, creative play, the liberty of conscience, overcoming oppression, and organizing based on discernment. 
 
Experiential training in the operating dynamics of creating cultures of peace in our private and public lives for adults and teens, age 13 and older.  Download the flyer
 

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One Human Family Yard Signs and Banners

What can we do in the face of the growing anti-Muslim and anti-Refugee rhetoric in the US?  We can speak out for inclusion!

The Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice and Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County  launched the One Human Family campaign in 2016 to mobilize religious and community voices to say NO to hate and fear-mongering and YES to inclusion and welcoming.

Show your support by ordering your yard sign or banner here today!

One Human Family Bumper Stickers and Buttons are Now Available!

Many of you have asked for other One Human Family items that you can display on a computer, a bag, or a car and we have answered!  3″ x 9″ Bumper stickers and 1.75″ buttons are now available!

Button:  $2.00 (includes shipping & handling) – Order here.

Bumper Sticker:  $3.00  (includes shipping & handling) – Order here.

Brown Bag, Lunch & Learn Series: Social Media Strategies for Campaign Building

lunch-and-learn_53556717Bring your lunch and learn social media strategies for campaign building from Monica Patel who has been working in strategic communications, online & social media campaigning, and fundraising for more than a decade. She’s currently a project manager for Cornershop Creative, where she helps nonprofits make the most of the web. Before Cornershop, Monica spent seven years as an organizer and creative director for the Ecology Center. During those years, she fought new coal plant proposals, developed and maintained the market-based campaign site HealthyStuff.org, and organized community initiatives against climate change.

REGISTER via Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2qJPbUk

COST: $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

WHEN: Tuesday June 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

WHERE: ICPJ Office, 1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, 48104, behind the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting. Limited parking is located off the alley between Olivia and Lincoln St. Street parking is also available.

MORE INFORMATION: Contact us at info@icpj.org or 734-663-1870.

 

 

“What is Congregational Sanctuary?” Chelsea Area Presentation

The Education/Outreach team of Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary (WCS) a new collaboration of Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice (ICPJ) and Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR) will offer a 90 minute workshop on Sunday, June 11 at 2:30 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Chelsea (20500 W Old US Highway 12). This is a free, public meeting open to all individuals, community groups or congregations looking to gain a better understanding of what providing support for sanctuary means in Washtenaw County. You do not need to be a member of a faith community to be involved or to learn more.

Date/time:  Sunday, June 11 at 2:30 pm

Location: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Chelsea (20500 W Old US Highway 12)

Cost: Free, all are welcome 

Co-sponsored by: Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary (WCS), Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR)

For more information: Email info@icpj.org or call 734-663-1870 for details.

Bystander Intervention Training- – Ann Arbor

As we see media accounts of attacks against immigrants, Muslims, and other populations, many of us have asked ourselves, “What would I do if I were there?” The good news is that there are skills and techniques that you can learn and practice to keep others safe. This training will show you how to respond and develop your skills toolbox in non-violent communication and action. Sheri Wander, trainer for Meta Peace Team with 20+ years of experience on peacekeeping teams all over the world and certified ICPJ facilitators will co-teach the basic tactics you can use to de-escalate or redirect threats and harassment. In addition we have set aside a number of free or reduced-price spaces available for those who need them. There are also spaces set aside for members of targeted communities (people of color, LGBTQ community, Muslims, immigrants, etc). Contact Germaine, germaine@icpj.org. Pre-registration is required.

Date/Time: Saturday July 29th, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Touchstone Cohousing, 560 Littlelake Dr, Ann Arbor, MI

Cost: $20 regular price. In addition we have set aside a number of free or reduced-price spaces available for those who need them. There are also spaces set aside for members of targeted communities (people of color, LGBTQ community, Muslims, immigrants, etc).

Registration: Register here. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

For more information: Email info@icpj.org or call 734-663-1870 for details.

Bystander Intervention Training — Ann Arbor

As we see media accounts of attacks against immigrants, Muslims, and other populations, many of us have asked ourselves, “what would I do if I were there?” The good news is that there are skills and techniques that you can learn and practice to keep others safe.

You don’t have to be passive! This training will show you how to respond. Sheri Wander, trainer for Meta Peace Team, and other facilitators will co-teach the basic tactics you can use to de-escalate or redirect threats and harassment.

Date/Time: Sat, June 24, 2017  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 West Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Cost: $20 regular price. In addition we have set aside a number of free or reduced-price spaces available for those who need them. There are also spaces set aside for members of targeted communities (people of color, LGBTQ community, Muslims, immigrants, etc).

Registration: Please register via Eventbrite here: Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

For more information: Email germaine@icpj.org or call 734-663-1870 for details.

 

 

One Human Family in Chelsea: “It may have been torn, but it is no longer divided”

Paula Tutman from Local 4 Detroit did a great story on the One Human Family campaign in Chelsea and how many people there will “take that risk” to speak out for justice and inclusion.”

Learn how you can order your sign and take more actions today.

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