What We Do
The CKCPJ is a coalition of peacemaking groups and individuals, incorporated in 1984 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
A unique association which addresses the whole fabric of peace and justice issues, some members are associated with religious denominations and others are secular. Some concentrate on peace with the individual, family, and community - others emphasize issues of international peace. We have different talents and priorities, but we share a belief that peace and justice can best be advanced by sharing ideas and working together.
CKCPJ's primary objectives are to:
- Provide members and the community with resources and information about peace and justice issues;
- Mobilize, coordinate, and support activities and actions focused on peace and justice issues; and,
- Facilitate and encourage communication and interchange of ideas among our members and within the community.
The Council supports events organized by our member organizations or any other local group whose event is consistent with our principles. We participate by co-sponsoring with funding, in-kind contributions and publicity for events and opportunities within the local and regional progressive community. Our goal is to build coalitions and to distribute information as widely as possible because we believe cooperation and collaboration requires sharing knowledge and increasing understanding. We choose the specific pieces of legislation for which we lobby based on our dedication to: nonviolent solutions to conflict; equitable distribution of the world’s resources; respect and human rights for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disabilities, or religious, political, and philosophical belief; and our desire to achieve a safe, diverse, and sustainable environment.
Standing Committees and Action Groups
Peace and Justice Outreach
Local/Global Economic Justice
Justice and Human Rights
- Ex-Felon's Voting Rights
- Housing and Homelessness
- Immigration and Children's Legal Issues