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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Wisconsin Coalition for Gun Safety Press Conference – Prepared Remarks
March 19, 2018 Good morning. I’m Reverend Kerri Parker, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council of Churches, a network representing nearly one million Christians around the state. I’m also a mom of a high school student. I’m here because I … Continue reading
Hunger and Dignity
“Those who despise their neighbors are sinners, but happy are those who are kind to the poor.” Proverbs 14:21 At the national Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., which I attended with 1500 persons from across the country a little … Continue reading
A Lenten Call to Action on Gun Violence
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
Act Now! Unite to End Racism
The Wisconsin Council of Churches invites you to join us in a transformational journey, beginning this April. We are sponsoring bus departures from four cities to events taking place in Washington DC on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of … Continue reading
What are your Jesus words?
What words do you equate with Jesus? Our Board of Directors recently held a planning retreat to develop our strategic direction for the next few years, and we had conversation about the nouns, verbs, and descriptive words we hoped would … Continue reading
WCC Joins others in addressing proposed public benefits legislation
Governor Walker has called for the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a set of ten bills making changes in programs such as FoodShare, subsidized housing, Medicaid, childcare support, and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Peter Bakken, WCC’s Public Policy Coordinator, joined … Continue reading
Faithful Witness in the Public Square
Faithful witness on matters of public policy is an important part of work of the Wisconsin Council of Churches. As people of faith, we are called to use our individual and collective voices on behalf of justice for the most … Continue reading
Annual Meeting Highlights and Resource Links
Opening and closing prayer, led by members of our Unity & Relationships Commission, included If We Just Talk of Thoughts and Prayers, a hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, free for congregations to use in worship. If we just talk of … Continue reading
In the Wake of Charlottesville: Faith Statements and Resources on Racism
“Those who say, ‘I love God,’ and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. The commandment we have … 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