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On the Deportation of Betty Rendón and Carlos Hincapie
Church, we have been in prayer for and with the family of Betty Rendon and Carlos Hincapie and their faith community, Emaus ELCA in Racine. At a prayer vigil at Emaus on May 28 2019, the evening they were deported … Continue reading
Lenten Advocacy Calendar
There are many practices that Christians follow during Lent – prayer, fasting, acts of charity, devotional reading, and other forms of spiritual discipline. Any of these can be a way of reorienting oneself in light of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. … Continue reading
Be an Advocate: Tell Your Story. Improve Our Communities.
People of Faith United for Justice Advocacy Day at the Capitol, April 11, Madison Are you someone who cares about children? Who knows that safe, clean drinking water matters to children’s development? Who knows how crucial the first five years … Continue reading
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
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