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The Wisconsin Council of Churches (WCC) is a network of Christian churches and faith-based organizations committed to working together across our many differences. Exercising holy imagination, we help one another make courageous choices that lead toward peacemaking, social and economic justice for Wisconsin’s most vulnerable residents, the vitality of the church, and the well-being of our neighbors.  

The Council connects 20 Christian traditions, which have within them 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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Introducing Rev. Breanna Illéné, Curator of Content and Ecumenical Innovation Coordinator

Together with our ministry partners in the  Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Wisconsin Council of Churches is pleased to announce that the Rev. Breanna Illéné will be joining the staff of the Council as of July 1st in … Continue reading

What Will the Budget Cost?

Public Policy Reflection by Dr. Peter Bakken State budgets are moral documents. By defining spending priorities, they express our values, what we hold to be most important, and what we intend to leave for future generations.  The budget that Wisconsin’s … Continue reading

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