Interfaith Center
Peace and Justice

P.O. Box 3134
Gettysburg, PA 17325

(717) 334-0752


Purpose and Mission
The Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice is a non-profit organization that seeks to nurture dialogue on peace, social justice and environmental balance and to enrich our community by inspiring individuals to work nonviolently toward the realization of those values in human society. The Center is not only an educational institution but also a catalyst for action and a source of support for individuals and groups responding to community needs and to threats which may arise to just and peaceful community life. Committed to advancing the well-being of all, we act non-violently, with respect for truth and one another as our guiding values.

...and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more."
-- Isaiah 2:4

The 22nd Annual Heritage Festival will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from noon to 5 pm at the Gettysburg Recreation Park. Click here for more information.

Peace Camp 2013: "Mother Earth's Resources" will be held June 17-20, 9 am - 3 pm at the Gettysburg Area Middle School. Click here for more information. Download the registration form: English | Spanish

Did you know? All ICPJ members are invited to attend our board meetings, held on the first Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 pm at the Gettysburg YWCA. Hope to see you there!

Support ICPJ as you search the internet! An easy way to help support our programs, like Peace Camp, Heritage Festival and the Peace Maker Awards, is through a new search engine powered by Yahoo! called GoodSearch ( Just use GoodSearch with ICPJ designated as your charity, and they'll make a donation to us every time you search the Internet.  Better yet, it doesn't cost you a thing — the money comes from the advertisers. The more people who use this site, the more money ICPJ will be able to raise. So please spread the word to your friends and family. You can also read about GoodSearch in the NY Times, Oprah Magazine, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and more.

Adams County Heritage Festival
Third Sunday in September. The Interfaith Center founded this event and continues to organize it, with the cooperation of other organizations. Crafts, food, entertainment, exhibits, and activities celebrating the diverse ethnic heritages of Adams County.

Peace Camp
A week-long full-day camp in the summer for children from kindergarten through sixth grade. Activities include presentations, games, projects promoting non-violent conflict resolution, inter-cultural understanding, and environmental balance.

Annual Peacemaker Awards
Gift of books to Adams County Public Library in honor of local residents who have been distinguished in the pursuit of peace and justice.

Quarterly, carrying news of Center activities and those of other community groups as well as articles on broader issues, e.g., Iraq, Israel/Palestine, etc.

Annual Meeting
Annual meeting of the membership, held in the fall of each year, featuring a pot-luck and a speaker.

Other activities
Lectures and panel discussions of topics of local, national, and international concern. Book discussion group on peace and justice issues.
Support for other peace-and-justice-related organizations, such as the Adams County Human Relations Council.

Last updated April 9, 2013

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