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As Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace enters its third decade and as war and violence and injustice wreak havoc around the world and in our own country, we are so grateful to our supporters who have helped sustain our work educating and advocating for the cause of justice and peace. With a small part-time staff and lots of volunteers, your donations help us meet our budget and expand our reach.
ICUJP began the year on January 11 with our 17th annual Close Guantanamo Rally in front of the Federal Building in Downtown Los Angeles (and live-streamed on social media) condemning the ongoing human rights violations at the infamous detention center, featuring speakers from the ACLU of Southern California, the National Lawyers Guild, Code Pink, Out Against War, American Muslims for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, and the Council on American Islamic Relations.
So far this year alone we have presented a series of exceptional Friday Forums exploring:
- the Life and Struggles of Archbishop Desmond Tutu;
- the Call for Reparations;
- Insurrection, the Supreme Court, and the Future of American Democracy;
- Environmental Justice;
- the sacred sites of the Anishinaabe Peoples in Northern Minnesota;
- the Crisis in Yemen: Ending U.S. Involvement in War and Blockade;
- the pilgrimage along the Migrant Trail from Guatemala City to Tapachula, Mexico;
- Challenges to Democracy from Right-wing Nationalists, Populist and Strongman Movements;
- non-violent direct action support for the people of Myanmar/Burma;
- Ukraine: The Path to Peace; Practicing Non Violence in the Context of the Oscars and Ukraine;
- and the transformative work by the The Actors’ Gang (TAG) Prison Project for inmates and those recently released.
In addition, our Anti-racism Committee meets each week (except the third Friday) immediately after the Friday Forum to explore how ICUJP can initiate a broad interfaith movement to challenge systemic racism. This gives us the intersectionality of covering the problem in all its forms: racism in policing, health care, housing, the economy, the military, the environment, and every other aspect of society. We have and will continue to organize public events and gatherings.
We know that you are asked to support a wide array of worthy organizations. All we ask is that you include ICUJP among them with as generous a contribution as you can afford.
We are especially grateful to whose who can make a sustaining monthly donation of $5, $10, $25, $50, or $100. If you're able to give an annual contribution of $250, $500, or $1,000, it would allow us to mount more events and conferences throughout the year. If you belong to a congregation or organization, please explore whether they can make a donation or grant.
We appreciate your contributions, large and small, monthly or annually. We have been in this struggle for over twenty years, and, with your help, we are committed to continuing our work so long as war, violence, and injustice plague humanity and obstruct the search for justice and peace.
Thank you for your generous support.
Chair, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
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