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The Murphy Initiative for Justice and Peace came out of a search for the nonviolent Jesus in modern times.

Bishop Murphy perhaps best exemplified the life of working for justice within the Biblical imperative for social change. After a lifetime of working, preaching, and service, Bishop Murphy left us a legacy of hope. Deep in that hope is a command to keep going forward, praying thoughtfully and loving deeply.

In 2002, fourteen courageous religious communities came together to “to listen to God speaking in human words.” These men and women created the mandate that we be people of a loving God who insists that we live the Beatitudes in our everyday lives. And so the Murphy Initiative engages in education, action, and dialogue. We initiate conversations and inspire actions regarding the most important issues of our time. This  includes working towards alternatives to war, racism, and sexism. We vigil and pray against the death penalty. We work towards a world that welcomes the stranger, focusing on immigration issues; and protecting the victim, with emphasis on ending human trafficking.

The Murphy Initiative believes in the dignity of every human person regardless of race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. We strive to work with and for all persons of faith and for those for whom faith is not a concern. We believe that all cultures are to be celebrated!

We invite you to become part of us.

  • Join our mailing list and receive an e-newsletter every week that spotlights one of the founding communities and offers perspectives on nonviolent social change.
  • Invite us to your forums. We are happy to speak about the issues as well as nonviolence as the most important tool for social change.
  • Like us on Facebook.
  • If our work is meaningful to you – donate. We believe that we all can give time, treasure, or talent. There is room for you here.