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Our Mission

Ignite Peace (formerly Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center) educates and advocates for peace, challenges unjust systems, and promotes the creation of a nonviolent society.

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Criminal Justice

One of the most unjust systems in our society is our punitive, discriminatory criminal legal system. The most egregious example is our capital punishment system, which is why Ignite Peace is focused on ending the death penalty in Ohio.

You can take action to end the death penalty in Ohio by learning about the reasons the system is unjust, by attending a meeting to mobilize support, or contacting your Ohio legislator and asking them to support abolition. Learn more.

Immigration Justice

Through leadership of the Immigrant Dignity Coalition, Ignite Peace works in partnership with immigrant leaders and local organizations to identify, call attention to, and mobilize around issues facing our local immigrant community.

Get involved to work in partnership – immigrants and allies – to learn about the broken immigration system and its impact on individuals in our community. Through education and raising awareness about the stories of local immigrants, Ignite Peace seeks to build relationships, learn from each other, and work to create equitable systems so immigrants can thrive as welcomed members of society. Learn more.

Anti-Racism

In alignment with our core values, Ignite Peace works through a framework of racial equity, centering the elimination of systemic racism and the creation of equitable opportunities for all humans. We provide education and space for dialogue and reflection toward racial justice.

You can learn about the history of Race and Racism in Cincinnati through our 3-part Docuseries, and other educational opportunities focusing on the individual, communal, and societal impacts of systemic racism. Learn more.

Nonviolence

Ignite Peace’s mission is to create a nonviolent society and we embrace nonviolent action as the pathway and strategy to systemic and societal change. As practitioners of strategic nonviolence, we recognize the power we hold when bringing people together to organize under shared values. We bring this lens to every level of our work, from shaping our own staff culture, to community building in grassroots settings, to working in coalitions.

Take action as an individual, group, or organization to learn more about nonviolence as a concept and be trained in the skills of nonviolence. Learn more.

Are you ready to be a spark for justice? We're #hiring a new Executive Director. Apply today or share this post with someone you know.

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Are you ready to be a spark for justice? We`re #hiring a new Executive Director. Apply today or share this post with someone you know.

https://ignitepeace.org/news/hiring-executive-director/

#careers #jobs #nonprofit #cincinnati #justice #peace #advocacy #education #ohio
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Are you interested in bringing a conversation about race and racism to your community, organization or work place? Click the link in our bio to learn about our Race and Racism in Cincinnati docuseries.

Are you interested in bringing a conversation about race and racism to your community, organization or work place? Click the link in our bio to learn about our Race and Racism in Cincinnati docuseries. ...

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Celebrating our interns - Celia and Ben - thanks so much for spending time with us.

Celebrating our interns - Celia and Ben - thanks so much for spending time with us. ...

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A Note From Allison Reynolds-Berry
“Today I write to share the bittersweet news that after more than 9 years as Executive Director, I have decided to move on from my role with Ignite Peace. I have been honored and grateful to lead the organization through a transition as the first lay leader, increasing our staff capacity and reach in the community, through a tumultuous political climate, COVID, strategic plan, and a name change. As we continue to advocate for a nonviolent future, what has remained constant has been the hope that a different reality is possible. The many dedicated individuals who show up, speak out, commit to learning more, provide financial support, and talk about the work of Ignite Peace with those in their network has been a mainstay in our work for peace. It has been a privilege to work with an incredible staff - Samantha, Hayley, and Bekky, and many other staff, interns, and board leaders over the years. Our current board and staff remain committed to continuing the mission of Ignite Peace and I know the organization will thrive under their leadership. With gratitude for the relationships I’ve built and with hope for the future, Allison"

As we begin our search for a new Executive Director for Ignite Peace, we encourage you to spread the news in your networks. Please review the job description posted on our website. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to careers@IgnitePeace.org by May 31, 2024.

A Note From Allison Reynolds-Berry
“Today I write to share the bittersweet news that after more than 9 years as Executive Director, I have decided to move on from my role with Ignite Peace. I have been honored and grateful to lead the organization through a transition as the first lay leader, increasing our staff capacity and reach in the community, through a tumultuous political climate, COVID, strategic plan, and a name change. As we continue to advocate for a nonviolent future, what has remained constant has been the hope that a different reality is possible. The many dedicated individuals who show up, speak out, commit to learning more, provide financial support, and talk about the work of Ignite Peace with those in their network has been a mainstay in our work for peace. It has been a privilege to work with an incredible staff - Samantha, Hayley, and Bekky, and many other staff, interns, and board leaders over the years. Our current board and staff remain committed to continuing the mission of Ignite Peace and I know the organization will thrive under their leadership. With gratitude for the relationships I’ve built and with hope for the future, Allison"

As we begin our search for a new Executive Director for Ignite Peace, we encourage you to spread the news in your networks. Please review the job description posted on our website. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to careers@IgnitePeace.org by May 31, 2024.
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The next anti-death penalty regional team meeting is next Monday, May 6th at 6:00 PM on Zoom. This meeting will be statewide - there will not be separate meetings for southern and northern Ohio. Join other advocates to learn about our strategy for the months ahead and how you can help abolish Ohio’s death penalty. 

https://ignitepeace.org/event/anti-death-penalty-regional-team-meeting-4/

The next anti-death penalty regional team meeting is next Monday, May 6th at 6:00 PM on Zoom. This meeting will be statewide - there will not be separate meetings for southern and northern Ohio. Join other advocates to learn about our strategy for the months ahead and how you can help abolish Ohio’s death penalty.

https://ignitepeace.org/event/anti-death-penalty-regional-team-meeting-4/
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Did you hear? Out next Peace Potluck is on May 16th. Bring a dish to share with neighbors and hear from Dr. Paul Morrow and Dr. Jamie Small from PREVENTS-OH, a project of the Human Rights Center at the University of Dayton. Preventing Radicalization to Extremist Violence through Education, Network-Building and Training in Southwest Ohio (PREVENTS-OH) aims to respond to the risk of domestic violent extremism through education, dialogue and trainings in collaboration with partners in Southwest Ohio.

Visit ignitepeace.org/events to learn more and RSVP.

Did you hear? Out next Peace Potluck is on May 16th. Bring a dish to share with neighbors and hear from Dr. Paul Morrow and Dr. Jamie Small from PREVENTS-OH, a project of the Human Rights Center at the University of Dayton. Preventing Radicalization to Extremist Violence through Education, Network-Building and Training in Southwest Ohio (PREVENTS-OH) aims to respond to the risk of domestic violent extremism through education, dialogue and trainings in collaboration with partners in Southwest Ohio.

Visit ignitepeace.org/events to learn more and RSVP.
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In The News

May 2, 2024

Hiring: Executive Director

Ignite Peace (formerly Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center – IJPC) is seeking a full-time Executive Director to lead the organization’s continued programmatic and financial success in alignment with its mission […]

February 1, 2024

Tell Ohio Lawmakers No To Death by Poisonous Gas

Ohio legislators, Stewart and Plummer, and Attorney General Yost are supporting new legislation to make nitrogen hypoxia available in Ohio. Let lawmakers know Ohioans will not accept this method of execution.

January 24, 2024

Award Nominations are Open!

Submit your nominations for our 2024 Ignite Peace Awards!

July 10, 2023

Introducing Ignite Peace

After much anticipation and a lot of hard work, we are excited to reintroduce ourselves with our new organizational name…

May 2, 2024

A Note From Allison Reynolds-Berry

Today I write to share the bittersweet news that after more than 9 years as Executive Director, I have decided to move on from my role with Ignite Peace. I […]

April 18, 2024

Delivering the Message: End the Death Penalty

On March 21, 2024, 19 volunteers as part of the No Death Penalty Ohio coalition delivered over 1688 postcards to 89 legislators’ offices. Ben Dickison, a Xavier University student interning at Ignite Peace, wrote about his experience of Postcard Day.

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