Please join us in-person or online
JOIN US TO HELP CHART THE FUTURE OF ICUJP
Sunday, January 14th, 12:30-3:30 pm Pacific
JOIN US LIVE OR ONLINE
St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care
1911 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90033
If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. -- African Proverb
Event Description: Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace has been through a lot of changes in its 22 years of existence, and through all of the tribulations, trials, challenges and successes, we have counted on the wisdom, experience and inspiration of our members and friends.
We invite you to join us (in person or online) at St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care on Sunday, January 14th, for a retreat where we plan on discussing the strengths, challenges, opportunities for growth, and the path forward for ICUJP.
We're very grateful that Dick Bunce, former Chair of ICUJP and an experienced interfaith leader, will facilitate the Retreat.
We'll begin with a Roundtable Discussion focusing on what about ICUJP first attracted you and continues to attract your involvement to help us consider ICUJP's accomplishments and strengths. Then we'll break into Small Groups to discuss areas of concern, weaknesses, threats, and elephants in the room. After a short break, the small groups will report back and we'll consider possible corrective actions and options for the way forward. Finally, everyone will have the opportunity to rank our preferences and offer closing reflections.
The outcomes of the Retreat will be reviewed by the Board leading to the creation of a Plan for ICUJP's Future to be presented and discussed at an upcoming Friday Forum.
Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
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.
Please Remember ICUJP in our Year-End gift giving:
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- Some recent ICUJP Friday Forums you might have missed - check out these videos and many more on our ICUJP YouTube page:
Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign, a Multifaith Apprach to Counter Anti-Muslim Discrimination
PEN America - Banned in the USA
World BEYOND War: How can we support youth to become sustainable peace leaders?
Apartheid-Free Communities: An Interfaith Effort to Resist Racism
Clergy Standing Up For Our LGBTQ Community
11.17.23 Forum - George Lakey: How can we get creative in the Israel-Palestine conflict?
10.13.23 Friday Forum - Israel and Palestine Yes, there IS a Path to Peace
Please remember ICUJP in your year-end donations
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 Happen, All-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.