Peace & Nonviolence
Building the Beloved Community to bring about a peaceful world:
It serves to promote civil discourse, stimulate critical thinking and create an environment where people can talk with people who differ, feel safe and comfortable doing so, and learn from them.
Over the past four years IJPC has offered numerous nonviolence trainings helping an increasing number of people gain skills in defusing violence.
Solemn weekly witness that visibly opposes and mourns war and violence on Monday at 4:30 at Central Pkwy and Vine.
Tearing down unjust structures, uprooting war and militarism:
The peace committee meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm at Peaslee. The two hour meeting is divided into three segments focused on political organizing for peace, skills training for Peacemaking , and a Middle East Study group.
Seeks to limit the influence of military recruiters in the schools. We are currently involved in an effort to secure a districtwide Cincinnati Public School Policy to eliminate recruiter abuses.
Adopt a School Project is our effort to meet with guidance counselors, and other school personnel in specific schools targeted by military recruiters. We provide them with interesting and well designed information on things to consider before military enlistment as well as non-military career and educational options.