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  • published ICUJP's Friday Forums in Programs 2021-11-26 12:43:29 -0800

    Friday Forums

    ICUJP Friday Forums

    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!

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    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.)

  • End Violence in Palestine/Israel & Middle East

    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.

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  • End police violence against African Americans & Latinos

    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…”


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  • published Board of Directors/Staff in About 2014-04-17 16:24:02 -0700

    Board of Directors/Staff


    Stephen F. Rohde, Chair
    Jewish, Bend the Arc

    Ed Fisher,Treasurer

    Rose Leibowitz, Co-secretary

    Rick Banales, Co-secretary

    Anthony Manousos
    Quaker, Orange Grove Friends Meeting

    Carolfrances Likins

    Fr. Chris Ponnet

    David Clennon

    Fidel Sanchez 

    Jasmine Hailey

    Rev. Dr. John Forney
    Episcopal, Progressive Christians Uniting

    Louis Chase

    Phil Way
    The Orange Grove Friends Meeting, Pasadena

    Rev. Dr. Rubi W. Omar
    International, Metaphysical Ministries

    Rev. Stephen L. Fiske
    Interfaith, Unity and Diversity Council

    Susan Stouffer

    Veda Veach,
    United Methodist


    Morgan Duff Tucker, Communications Director

    Rod Sprott,  Bookkeeper


Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace promotes critical examination of the cost of violence & war at home & in the world from the Faith perspective.