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ICUJP Friday Forum
December 1st, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific  

The UN and the UNA: Who, What and Why?

Event Description: A brief conversation sharing the purpose, mission, and importance of the United Nations in today's world. How the grassroots United Nations Association of the USA strives to advocate and educate our local communities about the work of the UN and the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Join the conversation with our speaker:

Barry Simon was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.  He attended the University of Oregon and graduated from Portland State University, majoring in business and psychology.  He has lived in San Francisco, Marin County, CA, Florence Italy, and currently resides in Santa Monica, CA  The events of the 60’s and 70’s (assassinations, war, poverty, etc.) led to his commitment to make a difference, to improve the quality of life for all people.  To that end, he began a career in financial services to assist others in living a fulfilled life, and achieving their financial goals. In addition, Barry created “Conversations for Peace” – a project giving people around the world an opportunity to express themselves, be heard, understood and appreciated.  Guests are invited to share “what would be possible in their community, in the nation, and in the world if people could all get along?”  “What would that be like?”  “What would that make available?”  (see www.conversatiosforpeace.com)

To further his commitment to a world that works for everyone, Barry has been an active member of Rotary International, as well as being a 16 year member and past President of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), Southern California Region (see www.unausa.org or www.una-socal.org). Barry currently serves the UNA on the National Council assisting and supporting membership and leadership development of UNA members throughout the US.

Barry also enjoys playing golf, riding his bike, talking politics, traveling, and personal growth and development seminars.

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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: Carolfrances Likins
Reflector: Phil Way

** Meetings begin promptly at 7:30 am Pacific. **

Here's how to join the online meeting:

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ICUJP Friday Forum 12/01/23
Time: 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

(To find a dial-in number closer to you, go here.)

12.08.23 Friday Forum - Yasmin Snounu, Palestinian activist


Please note: Our Friday Forums and other events are open to the public. By attending, you consent to having your voice and likeness recorded, photographed, posted on ICUJP's website and social media, and included in ICUJP materials and publications for noncommercial purposes. If you don't want to be photographed or recorded, please let the facilitator know.

ICUJP has been featured on a few different media venues over the last few  weeks - ICUJP Chairperson Steve Rohde was interviewed on KPFK's long-running program "The Lawyers Guild", hosted by Jim Lafferty and Maria Hall. The program also featured legal scholar and ICUJP supporter Marjorie Cohn.

You can listen to the program here:

Steve was also interviewed by Jason DeRose of NPR on the difficulty in making definitive statements about the Israel/Hamas tragedies that do not get misinterpreted by either side.

He was interviewed along with Tahil Sharma, an interfaith minister with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, as well as Phoebe Milliken of Hartford International University, and you can listen to that segment here.


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 crises 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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December 01, 2023 at 7:30am - 9:30am
Barry Simon

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