Save The Date: October 9, 2024. Annual Gathering of Ignite Peace.

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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.

Today is World Refugee Day, a time for us to recognize that displaced people around the world are seeking safety and shelter. It’s what we all want for ourselves and our families, and all nations could be more welcoming toward those in need. 

Credit: @americasvoice

Today is World Refugee Day, a time for us to recognize that displaced people around the world are seeking safety and shelter. It’s what we all want for ourselves and our families, and all nations could be more welcoming toward those in need.

Credit: @americasvoice
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What we celebrate as a community, as a society, tells a story about who we are and shapes the narrative we pass down through the generations. The stories we uplift matter. They impact our collective memory. Juneteenth gained federal status in 2021, although it has been celebrated long before it's official designation. It is important to think about what holidays we uplift and the reasons why they get the spotlight. Happy Juneteenth -- may it be a day filled with JOY.

What we celebrate as a community, as a society, tells a story about who we are and shapes the narrative we pass down through the generations. The stories we uplift matter. They impact our collective memory. Juneteenth gained federal status in 2021, although it has been celebrated long before it`s official designation. It is important to think about what holidays we uplift and the reasons why they get the spotlight. Happy Juneteenth -- may it be a day filled with JOY. ...

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Last month's Immigrant Dignity Coalition meeting was a huge success with 14 new people, 10 of whom were immigrants. The night began by envisioning what justice for immigrants looks like, then discussing how to remove the obstacles keeping us from our vision. The group brainstormed a long list of solutions we could pursue to bring our vision of justice to life, and our June 26 meeting will focus on which of these solutions are "ours" to own. All are welcome!

Last month`s Immigrant Dignity Coalition meeting was a huge success with 14 new people, 10 of whom were immigrants. The night began by envisioning what justice for immigrants looks like, then discussing how to remove the obstacles keeping us from our vision. The group brainstormed a long list of solutions we could pursue to bring our vision of justice to life, and our June 26 meeting will focus on which of these solutions are "ours" to own. All are welcome! ...

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Submit your nominations for our 2024 Ignite Peace Awards!

Do you know an outstanding peace builder? Do you work with students who are building a more just future? Nominate them to be honored at our 2024 Annual Gathering.

The Bob Maxwell Peace Builder Award recipients are distinguished by giving public witness to justice issues to bring about peace. They have contributed to building understanding, collaboration, and trust in Greater Cincinnati, while holding the belief that peace is possible. 

The Youth Justice Award is given to a club, group, or extracurricular program of high school students who have made a dedicated effort to promote justice in Greater Cincinnati. In addition to the recognition, a $500 award will be given to the group.

https://ignitepeace.org/news/award-nominations-are-open/

#Justice #peace #cincinnati #advocacy #education #nonviolence #antiracism #criminaljustice #immigrationjustice #ignitepeace #beasparkforjustice

Submit your nominations for our 2024 Ignite Peace Awards!

Do you know an outstanding peace builder? Do you work with students who are building a more just future? Nominate them to be honored at our 2024 Annual Gathering.

The Bob Maxwell Peace Builder Award recipients are distinguished by giving public witness to justice issues to bring about peace. They have contributed to building understanding, collaboration, and trust in Greater Cincinnati, while holding the belief that peace is possible.

The Youth Justice Award is given to a club, group, or extracurricular program of high school students who have made a dedicated effort to promote justice in Greater Cincinnati. In addition to the recognition, a $500 award will be given to the group.

https://ignitepeace.org/news/award-nominations-are-open/

#Justice #peace #cincinnati #advocacy #education #nonviolence #antiracism #criminaljustice #immigrationjustice #ignitepeace #beasparkforjustice
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Our friends at @cincyhousingnow @cincinnatinaacp @cincinnatihomelesscoalition and CUFA are hosting a  teach-in this Thursday about what advocates are doing in response to the Connected Communities zoning proposal from Cincinnati City Council.

Our friends at @cincyhousingnow @cincinnatinaacp @cincinnatihomelesscoalition and CUFA are hosting a teach-in this Thursday about what advocates are doing in response to the Connected Communities zoning proposal from Cincinnati City Council. ...

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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

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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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 24, 2024

Spring 2024 Newsletter

Read the Spring 2024 Newsletter of Ignite Peace. Click the Image below to read.

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 […]

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