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Update from the Interim Director: Looking Back While Looking Forward….
As I reflect on the last six months, it has, and continues to be an exciting and anticipatory time at the Wisconsin Council of Churches. As I began my time as the interim director, I spent time looking back to … Continue reading
Reflections on the Fall Lectionary Texts Now Available
We are living in difficult times. Mainline Christianity is in demographic and institutional collapse; an increasing percentage of the US population claims no religious affiliation, and for many of us the myth of an open, progressive, and welcoming nation has … Continue reading
Faith Leaders: Sign the letter to protect lifesaving aid
It is hard to imagine a worse time to consider cutting lifesaving international aid, which currently amounts to less than half of one percent of the federal budget. But that is exactly what President Trump’s newly-released “skinny” budget for fiscal … Continue reading
500th Anniversary of the Reformation – Resources and Events
Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517, and the resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years. At the heart 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
WCC Names New Executive Director
The Wisconsin Council of Churches is excited to announce that the Rev. Kerri Parker has been named as its new executive director. Rev. Parker brings a strong faith commitment to the ecumenical ministry of the Wisconsin Council of Churches and … 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