moving from charity to justice
We are Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice. We draw on the wisdom, courage, and strength of our various faith traditions to advance the common good. As progressive people of faith committed to crossing religious boundaries, we uphold the dignity of all human beings. Through advocacy, education, and partnership, we lift the voices of those who are underserved.
Bill Mojica joins wfvj as new Director of Development
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice (WFVJ) is delighted to introduce our new Director of Development Bill Mojica. Mojica comes to us with over 20 years of development experience; primarily fundraising for healthcare and education organizations.
Mojica is excited to engage with our faith communities to advance our justice agenda. As director of development, he will lead all aspects of our fundraising, from foundation grants to major donor cultivation to donor management at all levels of giving.
“The first time I met Bill, I was impressed with his energy, his passion for his work, and his deep commitment to helping us to grow and have the financial stability we need to realize our mission of social and economic justice and interfaith community building. I am looking forward to working with him,” said WFVJ Executive Director Rabbi Bonnie Margulis.
dr. dimitri yatsenko phd joins wfvj board as new treasurer
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice (WFVJ) is happy to welcome Dr. Dimitri Yatsenko, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, to the WFVJ Board of Directors as our new treasurer.
Yatsenko received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019, and is an assistant professor of accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is particularly excited about our work for immigrant rights and building bridges between faiths.
Yatsenko assumes the role left vacant by former Board member and treasurer Matthew Nicgorski who passed away on December 3, 2021.
meet the wfvj team!
wfvj to co-sponsor interfaith pride service in madison
August 18, 2022
5 – 8 p.m.
Interfaith Pride Service at 6:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Madison
Gather with us for an interfaith event to celebrate and support the LGBTQIA+ community. Featuring the Holy COW (Church on Wheels) Food Truck and Queer-affirming community organizations on the front lawn. This service centers Queer voices and celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community and our allies. The interfaith service can be viewed online at live.firstbaptistmadison.org.
In-person attendance requires masking and social distancing, regardless of vaccination status.
WFVJ celebrates 10 years at the 2022 annual celebration
On June 9, 2022, we celebrated our tenth Annual Celebration. We looked back on ten years of faithfully fighting for justice, looked back on how far we have come and how much our work had grown, and looked ahead to the next ten years. We heard testimonials from volunteers and from partners from sister organizations. We presented three Voice for Justice Awards to three amazing champions for justice. And we raised funds to support this important work.
Learn more about the Voice for Justice Awards here.
July - BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month
July 4 - Independence Day
July 9 - Eid al-Adha begins (evening)
July 10 - Eid al-Adha ends (evening)
July 26 - Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary
August - Diversity Awareness Month
Aug. 18 - Interfaith Pride Service
Aug. 26 - Women's Equality Day
Sept. 5 - Labor Day
Sep 5 - International Day of Charity
Sept. 11 - Natl Day of Prayer & Remembrance
Sept. 15 - Natl Hispanic Heritage Month begins
Sept. 17 - Citizenship Day
Sept. 25 - Rosh Hashanah begins
Sept. 27 - Rosh Hashanah ends
Oct. 4-5 - Yom Kippur
Oct. 10 - Indigenous Peoples Day
Oct. 15 - Natl Hispanic Heritage Month ends
Oct. 31 - Halloween
Nov. - American Indian Heritage Month
Nov. 8 - Election Day
Nov. 6 - Daylight Saving Time ends
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Nov. 24 - Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 25 - Native American Heritage Day
Nov. 29 - Giving Tuesday
Dec 10 - International Human Rights Day
Dec. 18 - Hanukkah begins at sunset
Dec 24 - Christmas Eve
Dec 25 - Christmas Day
Dec 26 - Hanukkah ends at nightfall
Dec 26 - Kwanzaa begins
Dec 31 - New Year’s Eve
Jan. 1 - Kwanzaa ends
Jan. 1 - New Year's Day