“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 22:34-40, NRSV)
Grounded in our faith commitments to love of God and love of neighbor, the Wisconsin Council of Churches is reaching out to our Muslim neighbors with a message of solidarity and respect as the holy season of Ramadan approaches. We commit to be compassionate neighbors, bearing witness to the love and justice of Jesus Christ when those of other faith traditions experience prejudice.
Join the Wisconsin Council of Churches in wishing all Muslims a #BlessedRamadan. Share your message of welcome and solidarity with a #BlessedRamadan lawn sign. Place your order for a sign here
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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 20 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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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
We Speak Thriving – Not Hunger (February 25, 2019)
Sunday through Tuesday of this week, 1100 persons from across the U.S. are gathering at the annual Anti-Hunger Policy Conference sponsored by Feeding America and the Food Research and Action Center in Washington, D.C. to learn, network, build advocacy skills, … 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
Allies in Advocacy
Do you identify as an advocate? Every person in your church and community has a story. You probably have one of your own. Are there people using the food pantries and clothing closets in your community, struggling to get by, … 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