Courage to Resist is a proud co-sponsor of the upcoming “ICUJP 20TH ANNIVERSARY AND 2021 GEORGE F. REGAS COURAGEOUS PEACEMAKER AWARDS” to be held online and in person in Pasadena, California, on September 11, 2021.

Twenty years ago, days after the devastating 9/11 attacks, the late Rev. George F. Regas brought together Christians, Jews, Muslims, Quakers, humanists and people of many other beliefs to found Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace. Acutely aware that this moment posed a dire threat to peace and justice, George knew instinctively that peacemakers needed a place to gather, organize, pray, and act together – united by the fundamental principle that Religious Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence.

Since its founding, ICUJP has remained true to George’s vision. Meeting at over 1,000 Friday Forums, ICUJP has:

  • heard speakers from all over the world
  • organized mass demonstrations, vigils, and acts of civil disobedience
  • presented numerous conferences and webinars
  • held an annual Close Guantanamo rally
  • sent many delegations to meet with elected officials
  • issued statements, petitions, and policy papers on a wide range of international and domestic issues
  • provided scholarships to young peace activists
  • supported our allies in the cause of peace and racial and economic justice
  • and provided a loving and safe home for all who are working toward a peaceful, compassionate nation and world that offer liberty, opportunity and justice for all.

Please join us in person or online to celebrate ICUJP’s 20th Anniversary, honoring George’s life and legacy, and recognizing our colleagues in peace and justice with the 2021 George F. Regas Courageous Peacemaker Awards!



Saturday, September 11, 2021  •  4:00-6:00 pm

In person Program and Reception and live streamed online
All Saints Episcopal Church  •  132 N. Euclid Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Rev James Lawson

Rachael Worby

With very special guests

  • Rev. James Lawson
  • Rachael Worby, Artistic Director and Creator, MUSE/IQUE

Please note that the in-person event will strictly adhere to all COVID restrictions required by the Pasadena Public Health Department and the CDC

We’re delighted to honor the 2021 George F. Regas Courageous Peacemakers:

Rep. Judy Chu

U.S. Representative Judy Chu, D-CA-27
for her ongoing commitment to justice and peace

In addition, we’ll honor the following organizations for their steadfast peace and justice efforts and for serving and advocating for people impacted by the Covid pandemic:

  • All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena
  • Black-Jewish Justice Alliance
  • Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE)
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation CA Advocacy Team
  • Housing Works
  • ILM (Intellect, Love, Mercy) Foundation
  • Immanuel Presbyterian Food Pantry
  • Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
  • National Religious Campaign Against Torture
  • NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change
  • Poor People’s Campaign
  • St. Mark’s Lutheran Church/Sola Community Peace Center