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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
We Can’t Do It Alone
One of the joys of being in relationship with the wider church is being able to rely on one another when things get complicated. I just returned from the annual State Ecumenical Executives gathering. We were originally supposed to meet … 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
The following is an adapted version of my introductory words at our recent Annual Meeting, held on Tuesday, December 5 at United Presbyterian Church in the Wisconsin Dells. Rev. Kerri Parker, Executive Director WCC Good morning, Church! Let me tell … 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
The Reformation Continues! from Peter Bakken, Coordinator for Public Policy
The months leading up to this week’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation have provided a lot of food for thought about the meaning and impact of this epoch-making event. For me of the most important outcomes of … Continue reading
Repeal of the “Johnson Amendment”
Churches and other religious organizations have the freedom to discuss public issues and to speak for or against legislation, but not to endorse candidates or contribute to election campaigns. However, there has been a movement afoot to repealing the “Johnson … Continue reading