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.

Bystander Intervention Training– Ann Arbor

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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: Sunday, March 26 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ann Arbor, 1400 W. Stadium, 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– Ypsilanti

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.

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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.

Co-Sponsor: Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Ypsilanti chapter

Date/Time: Saturday, March 18 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: SPARK East, 215 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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. (SURJ members, when registering, please enter organization name ‘SURJ’ to purchase your ticket.)

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

Bystander Intervention Training – Chelsea

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.

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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: Sunday, March 12 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: Chelsea Senior Center/Washington Street Education Center – 500 Washington Street

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.

 

Just Eat It – Film, Discussion & Waste to Plate Snacks

North American households waste 15-20% of all the food they buy. This movie follows a couple from Vancouver who take a six-month challenge to survive only on discarded food. After the movie, we’ll discuss strategies to waste less. A light lunch will be provided using foods at risk of being discarded.

Date/Time: March 19, 1:00-3:00pm

Cost: Free.

Co-sponsored by: Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), Temple Beth Emeth (TBE), Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (ICPJ), 1st Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor (Mindful Eating Team).

Location: First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor (UUAA), 4001 Ann Arbor Saline Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48103.

For more information: Contact Merrill Crocket at crockettmerrill@aol.com.

Peace and Conscience Trainings

Are you interested in practicing non-violence, peace, and play in your personal and public life? Would you like to help others begin this journey as well? ICPJ is looking for people interested in becoming facilitators for trainings that will help to establish cultures of peace in the lives, homes, and communities of the region. 

We will be using a training model inspired by the Alternatives to Violence Project as developed by Conscience Studio through their many years of work domestically and internationally. Skills covered include deep listening, empathy, communication, conflict transformation, and community building among many other things. Please join us for an introductory workshop March 31sth – April 2nd followed by a facilitator training July 28th – August 6th. If you are interested, but not available those dates please do still get in touch.

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Charlie King–Benefit Concert for Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice

Charlie King is a musical storyteller and political satirist who sings and writes passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people, in the tradition of Woody Guthrie, Malvina Reynolds, and Pete Seeger. In a world turned upside down, music helps us recharge and can increase our immunity to apathy and injustice. Proceeds benefit the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $50 for sponsors (includes copy of Charlie’s new CD) and $15 for student/low income. To purchase tickets click here, or contact the organizers here or 734-476-3399.

When: Saturday, April 1, 7:30 pm

Where: Church of the Good Shepherd, 2145 Independence Blvd., Ann Arbor

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