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WISCONSIN FAITH VOICES FOR JUSTICE STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS
Our hearts are full of tears today as we stand together with the Muslim community in sorrow and solidarity in the wake of the horrific news of the mass shooting yesterday at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. We have no words of comfort to offer. All we can do continue our work to build bridges among faith communities; to stand together for love, not hate; and to work to build a world where everyone is safe and secure in their homes, in their places of worship, and in their communities. We can pray that world will come speedily, but prayers are not enough. Please reach out to your Muslim friends and neighbors today. Extend the hand of friendship. Offer hugs where appropriate. A kind word of comfort. Your presence. Let us all stand together as one unified community of faith and love.
Thursday, April 11
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
Near the Capital Square
203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison
As people of faith we are called to join the public conversation about the common good – about the kind of a state and nation we can be justifiably proud of, the legacy we want to leave our children and future generations. Past generations of citizens, through government, made the decisions and investments that benefit us today. Now it is our turn.
People of Faith United for Justice is a day-long gathering to learn, discuss, pray and advocate together for social justice issues of importance to all the people of Wisconsin.
As a new legislature starts work on the next state budget, our representatives need to hear our values, priorities, and concerns, our expectations and aspirations. Issues for Advocacy will be Clean Water, Expanding Badger Care and Early Childhood Education.
Whether we expect them to agree with us or not, they need to hear from us. Together, we can ensure that our commitment to compassion and justice is reflected in Wisconsin's budget.
Co-Sponsors: Wisconsin Council of Churches, WI Faith Voices For Justice, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Lutheran Office for Public Policy, Madison Area Urban Ministry, Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of Madison and Wisconsin Jewish Conference.
Registration & Lunch: $35/person by March 18. After March 18, $50 (lunch not guaranteed)
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MOVING FROM CHARITY TO JUSTICE: A WORKSHOP IN FAITHFUL ADVOCACY!
To help us live out our commitment to faith-based social justice advocacy, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice presents Moving From Charity to Justice: A Workshop in Advocacy. Learn more here.
save the date for our third annual interfaith ramadan break-the-fast iftar!
We are excited about our upcoming third annual interfaith Ramadan Break-the-Fast Iftar. Join us on May 11, 2019 at Edgewood College's Edgedome for a wonderful evening of a delicious pot-luck dinner and conversation with people of all faiths! Space is limited, please register by May 5. Click here to register and sign up to bring food and/or volunteer.
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Just days after Congress passed a Farm Bill that preserved protections for people struggling to find jobs, the Trump Administration announced proposed rules that would make it harder for unemployed and underemployed people to make ends meet.
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