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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Anything new under the sun?

On Earth Day last Sunday, I had the opportunity to join in an open house held at Beth Israel Center in Madison to celebrate the new 62 kW solar array on the top of their building. The array will provide … Continue reading

Unite to End Racism

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

After voting – what?

Are elections all there is to democracy? Is citizenship all about voting? In even-numbered years in this country, it sometimes seems that way. News media, politicians and civic groups are making sure we don’t forget that 2018 is an election … Continue reading

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

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