Registration is now open for many of our spring events! If you are looking to register for the

Winter Forum (Austin Channing Brown in Madison), Awaken the Advocate Within (with Breon Wells), People of Faith United for Justice Advocacy Day, or the 2019 Washington Island Forum (with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove),

visit the Events tab for details.  Online registration is available with credit/debit card or Paypal. If you need paper registration or to pay with cash/check, contact our offices directly.

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The Wisconsin Council of Churches (WCC) is a community of Christian denominations that covenant to engage in a common ministry focused on church unity, peacemaking, social and economic justice for Wisconsin’s most vulnerable residents, and revitalizing congregations.

The Council encompasses 19 denominations with approximately 2,000 congregations and over one million church members. Join with us as we pray and work together for the unity and renewal of the church and the healing and reconciliation of the world.

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A prayer for the United Methodist Church, upon the occasion of the Special General Conference

We pray for the United Methodist Church, for the people, and the churches, For those with the responsibility of speaking, deliberation, and presiding; and for those who will bear witness. We seek the presence of Your Holy Spirit, O God, … Continue reading

Allies in Advocacy

Do you identify as an advocate? Every person in your church and community has a story. You probably have one of your own. Are there people using the food pantries and clothing closets in your community, struggling to get by, … Continue reading

Theological Reflection by Ms. Madeline Loss (Annual Meeting 2018)

Ms. Madeline Loss was one of the theological reflectors during the Installation of Rev. Kerri Parker as Executive Director of the Council at the December 2018 Annual Meeting.   Madeline is a student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and … Continue reading

Advocacy: What would happen if…?

One of my favorite headlines from “America’s Finest [satirical] News Source,” The Onion, is “How Bad for the Environment Can Throwing Away One Plastic Bottle Be? 30 Million People Wonder.“ There is sardonic – even prophetic — wisdom in calling … Continue reading

GatherX: A New Community for Young Professionals in Madison

Madison’s Isthmus population is young. A recent study of downtown Madison put 86% of the population between the ages of 15-34. Many of the Isthmus residents are students at UW-Madison. However, the faster growing part of this population are young … Continue reading

Immigration and the Family Separation Crisis (Jun 2018 Statement)

In keeping with its commitment to end institutional racism, the Wisconsin Council of Churches calls your attention to the crisis of family separation at the United States border, the escalation of attacks on immigrants, and a sinful system which “put[s] … Continue reading

Unite to End Racism: an ecumenical pilgrimage

The Wisconsin Council of Churches took 130 people on a cross-country road trip to the ACT Now: Unite to End Racism Rally and Day of Action in Washington DC sponsored by the National Council of Churches, its ecumenical and interfaith … Continue reading

A Lenten Call to Action on Gun Violence (Feb 2018)

Beloveds, I have written more sermons about gun violence than I ever imagined I would have to preach. We could recite a litany of places around this nation which have been made known to us because a human being chose … Continue reading

On Behalf of Our Children: Wisconsin’s Racial Disparities and the Call of the Gospel

While the Gospel seems clear on the evil of racism, the church has not always lived up to the Gospel’s call. Four video presentations (called “scripts”) which provide historical, biblical, and theological discussions of the church and racism are now … Continue reading