Talk by Activist, Author, and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Father John Dear

Coming up this Wednesday, April 4th, Father John Dear will be doing a talk and book signing, called They Will Inherit the Earth, at James Reeb Universalist Unitarian Congregation (2146 E. Johnson St. Madison, WI 53704). Doors open at 6:30pm, talk begins at 7pm. This event is sponsored by the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project!

A note from the hosts:

In his landmark work, author, activist and Nobel peace prize nominee Father John Dear connects the way of active nonviolence and solidarity with Creation. He shows how our global epidemic of violence and war could only lead to catastrophic climate change. In this time of terrifying climate chaos, Fr. John Dear shares his own personal journey from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to the high desert of New Mexico where he now lives off the grid on a remote mesa. He shares his experience serving as a pastor in the mission church at Yosemite; encounters with New Mexican indigenous women who live at one with the earth while resisting nuclear weapons production at Los Alamos; his experience at Standing Rock in North Dakota, resisting the pipeline; reflections on the work of environmental leader Bill McKibben and Pope Francis’ monumental encyclical on the environment.
Rev. John Dear is a long time peace activist, lecturer and teacher, and is the author of 35 books including Thomas Merton Peacemaker, Lazarus Come Forth!, Living Peace: The Nonviolent Life, and The Beatitudes of Peace. He has been nominated many times for the Nobel Peace Prize, including by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He works with CampaignNonviolence.org and the Vatican Nonviolence Initiative. For more information or to register visit John Dear Event.

Coming Up! “A Call to Action: Reflections on Our History and Our Future” w/ Sergio González + Cesar Vargas

Sergio González and Cesar Vargas will lead a discussion on Latino immigration in the context of our history, the present climate, and how we can act to shape the unchosen future for all immigrants in the United States at Centro Hispano on March 18th from 3-5pm. See you there! And bring a friend!

Here’s the link to the Facebook event page!

WILPF-Madison Supports Dane Sanctuary Coalition!

As of January 2018, WILPF-Madison is an official supporting organization of the Dane Sanctuary Coalition. This makes sense because sanctuary cities promote peace between law enforcement and ALL members of our communities. Check out the write up in our Spring newsletter!

A couple of things Dane Sanctuary Coalition has been talking about, and that we support:

Continue reading “WILPF-Madison Supports Dane Sanctuary Coalition!”

Check out our Spring Newsletter!

Also linked on the Publications page, here’s are most recent Newsletter! See what we’ve been up to!

*If you’ve been involved in any WILPF-related activities, we’d love to hear more about it – feel free to write a little something and include a photo if possible and either submit it to us via our contact page or email Karen Pope directly a kosbornepope@gmail.com

A moving article about teen solidarity against gun violence

First published in the progressive, and then by Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Kathy Kelly reports on why gun control shouldn’t stop at the US border in her moving piece titled Teen Solidarity Against the Merchants of Death.

“The outrage now directed toward the National Rifle Association should also challenge all assaults made by the U.S. military.”

Click the links to read more

Photo caption: Afghan Peace Volunteers celebrate the International Day of Peace in September 2017