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.
Join us for an informational conversation about what we do and why it matters to you, our community, and the world! For your convenience, we will hold multiple sessions:
When: Wednesday, October 19, 7-8:30 PM
Thursday, November 10, 7-8:30 PM
Where: ICPJ, 1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor 48104
Some of the topics we will discuss include:
ICPJ is about coming together across differences to unite in action around shared values. That could be your mission too! Have you been thinking about how you can make a difference through social justice activism? Been hearing a lot about ICPJ lately and know that they do some awesome, engaging, and impactful work in the community? We welcome you to come learn more about who we are and ways that you can get involved. Please invite a friend or two to this short information gathering. We’d love to meet you and your friends!
On November 8, vote yes for regional transit!
This November, you have the opportunity to vote for legislation that will bring an efficient transit system to southeastern Michigan. This system will bring about numerous benefits for Michigan citizens:
View a timeline for the initiative here.
This initiative will be beneficial to all, and we encourage you to click the links in this post to learn more about the benefits of an expanded regional transit system.
To find out more:
To get involved with the Vote YES for Regional Transit campaign:
At the end of this year’s ballot, take the opportunity to improve lives for many people. Vote yes.
Learn more and give your input at the Police Policy Forum on Thursday, October 13, 7:00 p.m. at the Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N Congress St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Want to give your input? Fill out the police priorities survey.
The Goal: The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened the nation’s consciousness to the need to fundamentally change our approach to public safety (which is more than just policing) to make it just and equitable. This requires a transformation of law enforcement policies, procedures, and relationships with the community so that the color of your skin does not determine how you are treated or the level and type of force used on you in a police encounter.
The Barriers: While there is general agreement on this goal, at least in broad strokes, there are significant barriers to get there. They include:
Overcoming the Barriers: These barriers can be overcome through a grassroots movement that is: Continue Reading »
Download flyer here.
Recent events such as the posting of racist graffiti at EMU, the posting of racist flyers at U of M, statements by a professor at Concordia, and recent police shootings call for a continued community response to promote inclusiveness and justice. This Sunday, ICPJ, WeROC, and Washtenaw Faith Leaders Forum will host a rally to express the importance of justice for all.
WHEN: Sunday, October 9 @ 2 PM
WHERE: Washtenaw County Courthouse (corner of Huron and Main in Ann Arbor)
Join us on Sunday and let your voice be heard!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-663-1870. You can also download our flyer or view our Facebook post detailing the event. We hope to see you Sunday!
ICPJ has launched a new monthly series of Brown Bag Lunch and Learns on community organizing. This month, join Ed Trager as he describes how to make great graphics, posters, and more with free and open-source tools.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @ 12 PM
WHERE: ICPJ Office, 1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor MI 48104
Before you get here on Tuesday, you may want to download two free Open-Source programs that Ed Trager has recommended for everyone:
Continue Reading »
This fall, ICPJ has several upcoming events on racial and economic justice. Here is what we have planned:
As always, for more information, visit icpj.org or call 734-663-1870. We hope to see you at our events this fall dealing with this important issue.
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