Mission Statement

We, the Interfaith Resource Center for Peace and Justice, envision a community that respects the dignity of each of its members, a community that draws on our diverse cultural and religious heritage to promote peace, justice, and mutual understanding.
Our mission is to educate the public in peaceful ways of resolving conflict, to nurture dialogue among diverse groups, and to be a presence in the ongoing struggle for human rights in Northeast Pennsylvania, our nation, and our world.
The Interfaith Resource Center for Peace and Justice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational peace and justice organization founded in 1988.  The Peace and Justice Center maintains an office in downtown Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Membership is $35 per year.

The office is open Monday through Thursday. 
Please visit us. The Peace and Justice Center receives contributions from individuals and organizations and publishes a newsletter that reaches nearly 1,000 members. The Center is a diverse community from many different faith traditions, and ethnic backgrounds.We are united by a commitment to find nonviolent solutions to the challenges facing our society, and by the belief that the gifts of our different traditions will nourish our work and community.
In order to assure the continued growth of our Peace and Justice Center, we offer the opportunity to invest in our communities’ future: The Peace and Justice Center Endowment Fund (The Fund).
This capital fund, set apart from the Center’s general operating fund; it has the following major components:
  • The Fund is a permanent fund from which only income may be designed for use.
  • The income from The Fund will be used for program.

Donations to The Fund may be so designated.
The goal of the Fund is to provide a solid financial base upon which the good works of The Peace and Justice Center will continue in the benefit of future generations.