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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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ELCA Churchwide Assembly

Part of our ministry at WCC is a “ministry of presence”. We attend various judicatory gatherings as representatives of our ecumenical relationships. On August 5-10, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) gathered in Milwaukee for their Churchwide … Continue reading

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Hunger at Our Doorstep: A Study-Action Guide for Wisconsin Congregations

This revised and updated resource from the Wisconsin Council of Churches aims to help congregations learn about – and respond to – hunger in their communities. Basic questions about hunger provide the starting point for the curriculum: Who is hungry … Continue reading

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