The Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice has shaped generations of activists in south east michigan. Many of our members have been with us for multiple decades and have learned through practice so much of what we need today to build our just tomorrow. As we continue to dig deep and do the work that is needed, we are meeting new members who are adding a fresh perspective and widening the realm of what is possible. Together, we know that we have who we need in our network to make transformative change that will impact the communities for generations to come. What we need are the resources to help our vision become reality.
There is no time like the present one for us to act boldly for Racial and Economic Justice!
Our community, country, and planet are entering a new age of urgency that requires us to grow our activism sustainably, while at the same time planting seeds of activism, care, and healing for ourselves and the process. This is why ICPJ is launching a Generations Campaign, an opportunity to deepen community conversations, to build investment in our work and the community, and to honor the wisdom and passion of seasoned advocates and emerging leaders.
The status quo is a powerful force. We cannot overcome it alone, otherwise earlier generations would have been able to end its influence. We need to mobilize more people to act across our differences. We need to organize through organic relationships to deepen impact. We need to be reparative in our process to address systemic and intergenerational harms. We need to sustain ourselves and our community for what comes next. Together, we can exert enough collective power to counter scarcity by leaning into our shared abundance. What is our vision for future generations? You can help us get there.
The Generations Campaign is a three year campaign. By 2025 we hope to have the additional resources necessary for ICPJ to grow our own, and our community’s, capacity to accelerate action to match the urgency of this moment when our climate is changing faster. We recognize that in order to build the relationships it will take to create just change, we need to move outside of what is, and move toward what will be. That means repairing the harms of white supremacy, capitalism, and militarism locally and anywhere we can act in solidarity with community members most impacted by these harmful systems. That means organizing with others who see the need for change, even if they don’t always see the same path to get there. That means mobilizing the community to act with aligned values toward a shared vision of racial and economic justice. And that means sustaining ourselves and each other so that we are ready for whatever comes next.