Weekly Friday Forums (currently meeting online) are the lifeline of ICUJP. We have guest speakers, share reflections, and plan campaigns and actions! All are invited to join us from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Start your day with a jolt of social justice!
When the world is entirely post-Covid, we hope to meet once again IRL (in real life!) at our regular location:
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
3300 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010 (park and enter on Berendo St.)
We are concerned about the violence in Israel/Palestine because the US provides billions of dollars annually in aid to Israel, and because this area is considered sacred to Muslims, Christians, and Jews.
We are appalled by the thousands killed in the latest violence in Gaza, most of them civilians and children, as well as by massive destruction of homes, mosques, schools and hospitals. We equally grieve the deaths suffered in Israel from Hamas rockets.316 signatures
We, the undersigned, support Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace's call to end the cycle of violence in Israel/Palestine and the Middle East. We grieve over the death and destruction caused by endless wars, and are convinced that military force is not the answer. We therefore call on the US government to:
- End the arms trade to the Middle East since US weaponry fuels violence and supports authoritarian governments.
- Cease bombing in Syria and Iraq and cease providing military aid to militant groups.
- Provide instead massive humanitarian efforts (implemented mainly by civilians, not by the military) to rebuild Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas ravaged by US military interventions.
- Engage in diplomacy and negotiation with all parties in these conflicts
- Support a UN investigation of alleged war crimes committed during the recent conflict in Israel/Palestine.
- Demand that Israel immediately end its blockade and siege of Gaza.
- Demand Hamas end its violence and dismantle its offensive arsenal.
We feel that resolving the conflict in Israel/Palestine is an important step towards resolving conflicts throughout the Middle East.
Andy Griggs signed End police violence against African Americans & Latinos 2014-10-16 00:20:49 -0700
Less than three weeks after the officer-involved shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) published its concluding observations on the United States of America’s report on its record to uphold the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.244 signatures
Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) adopts the position of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) report of August 26, 2014.
“…the Committee reiterates its previous concern at the brutality and excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against members of racial and ethnic minorities, including against unarmed individuals, which has a disparate impact on African Americans and on undocumented migrants crossing the United States-Mexican border…”
2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Stephen F. Rohde, Chair
Jewish, Bend the Arc
Rose Leibowitz, Co-secretary
Rick Banales, Co-secretary
Quaker, Orange Grove Friends Meeting
Fr. Chris Ponnet
Rev. Dr. John Forney
Episcopal, Progressive Christians Uniting
The Orange Grove Friends Meeting, Pasadena
Rev. Dr. Rubi W. Omar
International, Metaphysical Ministries
Rev. Stephen L. Fiske
Interfaith, Unity and Diversity Council
Morgan Duff Tucker, Communications Director
Rod Sprott, Bookkeeper