Resources

 

Advocacy Resources

Find advocacy resources to help you offer effective public witness on vital issues affecting your community.  Our Public Policy Advocacy Guide offers helpful information and tactics on being an advocate. Download this four page document in PDF format.

Care for Creation

Links to organizations and resources that can help your congregation integrate environmental stewardship into its worship, service, and teaching.  You can also read the WCC statement, “Reconciled in Christ with Creator and Creation: The Worshipful Work of Caring for Creation.”

Civility

Information about WCC’s “Season of Civility” project, “Habits of the Heart” for healthy congregations, and additional resources on promoting civility in public discourse.

Community Investment Program

The Community Investment Program is for individuals, congregations and member denominations investing in a brighter future for Wisconsin’s low income families and communities. View a brochure on the Community Investment Program (PDF format).

Concealed Carry Information for Congregations

Learn about the implications of regulations regarding the carrying of coneled weapons in Wisconsin may affect your congregation.

Ecumenical Resources

View our Ecumenical Dialogue and Agreements page where a listing of current ecumenical dialogues is available for download.

Gun Violence

In some churches, gun violence has already been a topic of much discussion. In other places, it has been a challenge to address gun violence, with division among the body about how to proceed. We have been asked for resources, and are gathering materials to help churches have faithful conversations which prepare people for action rooted in Gospel values. A list of resources is on our Addressing Gun Violence page.

Hunger

Visit our Hunger at Our Doorstep and Hunger Resources pages for information on hunger.

Immigration

The WCC’s “Becoming Welcoming Communities” study guide for congregations and links to additional resources about immigrants and immigration.

Mandatory Reporting by Clergy

View resources concerning Senate Bill 207, Mandatory Reporting for Clergy.

Peacemaking and Nonviolence

The WCC Peace and Justice Commission is compiling resources from WCC member denominations and others that help congregations focus on the important work of peacemaking and nonviolence.

Poverty

WCC has joined other organizations in a multi-year project to elevate the public debate about poverty, and has compiled a list of resources on poverty for education and advocacy.

Voter Resources

See how your congregation can help its members learn about the candidates and issues, encourage voter registration, raise the level of public dialogue, and exercise faithful citizenship.  Download a 2018 Voter Guide in PDF format.

WCC Policy Statements

View or download WCC Policy Statements, either individually or as a single document, in PDF format.

WCC Publications & Audio/Visual Resources

See our Publications & Audio/Visual Resources listing (PDF format) for a list of available resources and ordering information.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The theme and text for each year’s observance of the Week of Prayer are chosen and prepared by representatives of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and representatives of the World Council of Churches. The international texts are developed, adapted and published for use in the USA by Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute The Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches USA promotes the week among the NCC’s 35 member communions.

Resources include daily prayer guides, prayer cards, posters, and bulletin covers. Information and order forms for Week of Prayer materials are available at the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious website at: www.geii.org  Visit our Week of Prayer web page.

Wisconsin Emergency Resources

To view a the Wisconsin Emergency Preparedness website go to: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov

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