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ICUJP Friday Forum
October 20th, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific  

Interspirituality: What it is and how it supports us in working for Peace and Justice

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Richard Davenport will share his biblical and theological grounds for a spiritual life and practice that sustains one through the challenges of peace and justice work. How can we deal with opposition, roadblocks, division in our own ranks, emotional setbacks and injury, exhaustion, despair, lack of hope, tests of courage, and the capacity to see and appreciate progress?

Join the conversation with our speaker:

Chaplain, Lt. Col, Richard Davenport USAF (retired) represented the Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science) as a Protestant Chaplain across three continents for two decades. He attended both Andover-Newton Theological School and Boston University’s School of Theology, graduating with a Masters of Divinity degree from the latter. He later pursued doctoral studies in adult spirituality at San Francisco Theological Seminary. He retired early from the Air Force to be a college Dean of Students at his alma mater near St. Louis.

After several years focusing on faith formation and community, he left the Dean’s work to launch a nationwide ministry to adults — which included publishing a series of contemporary Bible studies and holding marriage enrichment weekends, as well as on-line Bible and spiritual life programs and in-person conferences in 43 cities.

In Orange County he is deeply involved with the Irvine United Congregational church (IUCC), where Richard leads prayers in worship and serves as a Stephen Minister. He has a remarkably rich interfaith background which he will share as he focuses on how interspirituality supports one in the pursuit of greater peace and justice.

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7:30 - 7:35  Log in and socialize
7:35 - 7:45  Welcome and introductions 
7:45 - 7:50  Reflection (5 min. maximum)
7:50 - 9:15  Program and Q&A
9:15 - 9:20  Announcements
9:20 - 9:30  Closing circle and prayer

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Facilitator: Rose Leibowitz
Reflector: Dave Clennon

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ICUJP Friday Forum 10/20/23
Time: 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Option 1: Join video conference 

Meeting ID: 850 0723 8483
PASSCODE: 563334

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+1 669 900 6833 US (California)
Meeting ID: 850 0723 8483
PASSCODE: 563334

*Meeting controls for call-in attendees:
To mute/unmute yourself: *6
To raise hand: *9

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Oct. 27th Forum: Brooke Wirtschafter - IKAR

22nd Anniversary of ICUJP: 22 years of working for Justice and Peace

Twenty-two years ago, Rev. George Regas of All-Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena reached out to clergy, community leaders, and laypeople to come together to seek an alternative to the fear-mongering and vengefulness sweeping much of our nation in the wake of September 11. The message that they wanted to convey was coherent and powerful: “Religious Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence.” On that day, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace was born.

These past 22 years have been a journey for ICUJP - five Presidents, four California Governors, and numerous crisis and issues that would shake the resolve of even the most devout and dedicated of activists. But through it all, we go forward in our mission to be the voice for "the least of these", and our determination to create the change we want to see in the world.

On Sunday, September 10th, 2023, ICUJP honored Rev. George Regas's life and legacy, and recognized deserving organizations with the 2023 George F. Regas Courageous Peacemaker Award. As our theme was "Housing is a Human Right", we were glad to shine a light on the work of Making Housing and Community HappenAll-Saints Church Safe Haven Bridge to Housing, the Office of Mayor Karen Bass of Los Angeles, and the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center.

Thank you for your part in keeping the vision of George F. Regas alive as we continue creating a place to gather, organize, pray, and act together united by the fundamental principle that Religious Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence.

Please consider helping Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace in its mission. ICUJP operates as a largely volunteer organization with a small part-time paid staff. We have survived for over 20 years through the generosity of individuals and organizations like you. Like so many other organizations, our ability to raise donations has been hampered during the COVID pandemic.  


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October 18, 2023 at 6:00pm - 9pm
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