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The Wisconsin Interfaith Voter Engagement Campaign was launched on February 13 in Madison, Milwaukee, and Kenosha.
The Interfaith Voter Engagement Handbook provides information and resources on how to engage in this project.
Volunteers in every part of the state are needed for nonpartisan voter engagement activities. During the current health crisis, most activities have been moved online, such as:
To see the recording of this webinar, click here.
For further information about the Campaign and how you can get involved, contact Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, Executive Director of WFVJ, or WCC's Justice and Witness Coordinator, Peter Bakken.
WFVJ is a proud Partner with 2020Census
WFVI has signed on as a partner with the 2020 Census. Our responses to the 2020 Census are vital for shaping the future for ourselves, our families, and our communities, including the people our faith tell us we should help the most.
Download this info sheet to learn more about how your faith community can partner to ensure a complete count.
For further resources, download this Toolkit for Faith-Based Leaders.
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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.
Wfvj files amicus brief in support of safer at home
On April 29, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice filed an amicus brief with the Wisconsin Supreme Court in support of the governor’s Safer at Home order and in opposition to the suit filed by the Republican leadership seeking to block that order.
The brief included letters from twenty-nine clergy and faith leaders—Protestants, Catholics, Quakers, Jews, and Buddhists—all refuting the suit’s contention that the Safer at Home order has led to “decreased access to community and religious support.”
To the contrary, the letters all demonstrated the strength, resiliency, and creativity of these faith communities in quickly moving their worship, pastoral care, religious instruction, and programming online.
Read the full press release and see the 131 clergy and faith leaders who signed in support.
Together in Mourning and Hope: Faith in the Time of COVID-19 - Join us for this interfaith service live on Facebook, June 2 at 7:00pm
MAKE OUR VOICES COUNT!
Please join Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice for our Annual Celebration - "Make Our Voices Count!".
June 3, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Tune in to Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice's Facebook page on June 3 at 6:30 to join the event!
We are honored to welcome our keynote speaker, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, and to hear a presentation from Madison's poet laureate, Angela Trudell Vasquez.
Other speakers include:
Reverend Joseph Baring, pastor, St. Paul's AME and former board member of WFVJ
Fabiola Hamdan, Dane County Immigrant Affairs Specialist
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 on October 8 at Central Library, the Madison Room, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, to give a talk and hold a discussion about the book and the issues raised in it about our broken immigration system.
Copies are available at Madison's Central Library and at A Room of One's Own.
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