IJPC News

Spring 2017 Newsletter

In our Spring 2017 newsletter, we give updates regarding the death penalty in the state of Ohio, share how recent immigration policies impact those locally, provide a context to the Pentagon budget and also have a communication preferences survey to make sure we're the best resource possible for you!

Understanding the Realities of a Post-War Community

"There are realities of war that can clearly be seen throughout El Salvador’s past and present. Once you walk through the doors decorated in bullet holes, you see the beauty that is forever present amongst the people and amongst the country. By telling the stories of the El Salvadoran people and listening fully to those immigrant and refugees who have come to the United States, we bring to life the realities of a post-war community, and we truly see beyond what the news portrays."

Intersectional Justice

As we continue on our journey for peace and justice it is important to remember that oppression is complex and multifaceted. Individuals experiencing one injustice may also be experiencing another injustice at the same time....It is those people who experience multiple forms of oppression that we must not forget as we work for liberation for all. Over the past few weeks, President Trump’s executive orders have increased deportations and detentions; spreading fear amongst the immigrant community. This fear is felt even more deeply amongst foreign nationals who were brought to the United States against their will: the victims of human trafficking.

One Step Forward, One Step Backward: Remarks on Recent Decisions in the Supreme Court

Two Supreme Court decisions this week have implications on the death penalty that ring deep in the state of Ohio. On one side, the ruling of Duane Buck sets a precedent for truly examining the impacts of racial bias in our justice system. One the other, the refusal to hear the case of Thomas Arthur leaves inmates in a catch 22 regarding means of execution.

About IJPC

The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center educates and advocates for peace, challenges unjust local, national and global systems, and promotes the creation of a nonviolent society. IJPC is supported by faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to educate around justice issues, take collaborative action and do public witness. We address local, national and international concerns focusing on the death penalty, immigration, human trafficking and peace and nonviolence.

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