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WFVJ hires our first executive director!
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice is excited to announce the hiring of our first Executive Director. Starting September 1, Rabbi Bonnie Margulis will move from her position as President of the Board to begin work as Executive Director. WFVJ Vice-President Rev. Larry Sexe will succeed Rabbi Margulis as President of the Board.
This has been made possible by a very generous and much appreciated grant made by Tim and Kathy Mazur through the Paul M. Mazur Foundation. Stay tuned for more information about the many ways this wonderful gift will be used to grow and enhance our work around the state!
WFVJ and Wisconsin Council of Churches Chosen for PACE Funders' "Faith and/In Democracy" Initiative
WFVJ is excited to announce that a project we submitted in partnership with Wisconsin Council of Churches was 1 of 5 projects selected nationally by Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) for its pilot funding and learning initiative to explore the ways faith and faith communities can support democracy and civic life.
The WI Interfaith Voter Engagement Campaign will offer local congregations an on-ramp to this work through non-partisan voter education, registration, and turnout efforts. We’ll be sharing more about this project – and ways you can be involved – in the near future.
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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.
dane sanctuary coalition announces big read!
The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story By Aaron Bobrow-Strain
What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system?
Taking us into detention centers, immigration courts, and the inner lives of Aida and other daring characters, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez reveals the human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border.
With emotional force and narrative suspense, Aaron Bobrow-Strain brings us into the heart of a violently unequal America. He also shows us that the heroes of our current immigration wars are less likely to be perfect paragons of virtue than complex, flawed human beings who deserve justice and empathy all the same.
A study guide for congregations is available here
Congregations are encouraged to hold book groups to read and discuss the book together. The author will come to Madison in the spring, date TBD, to give a talk and hold a discussion about the book and the issues raised in it about our broken immigration system.
We are working with local libraries to have copies of the book available. Please check back for more information.
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