Good Old Fashioned Non-Violence


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This week’s Monday vigil flier features non-violence in the face of the “utter insanity of the violence being perpetrated in our name here in the U.S. at our Southern border.”

Read the flier: VIGIL FOR PEACE WK 1593 7.2.18

“Because violence can only breed more violence and suffering, our struggle must remain nonviolent and free of hatred.” Tenzin Gyatso

Monday Vigil for Peace features the Poor People’s Campaign

Did you know that each Monday (except federal holidays) from 12:00 Noon -1:00 pm there is a peace vigil at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & Doty Street in downtown Madison? And that there has been such a vigil there for the last 37 years?

To quote Mary Beth, one of the founders, “On this corner, as we stand in resistance to multiple injustices, we are many parts of a magnificent whole which makes me proud to be a sister of my compatriots.”

Each week a new flyer is created to distribute to passers-by. Here is a link to this week’s flyer focusing on the Poor People’s Campaign:

VIGIL FOR PEACE WK 1591 June 18, 2018

All are welcome to the Monday Peace Vigil! Bring your peace signs/banners!

For more info contact Mary Beth:




Apache Stronghold Caravan to the Poor Peoples’ Campaign Rally in D.C.!

Rev. Barber invited the former chairman of the San Carlos Apache to be the leader of the Arizona PPC, and they have organized a caravan to the rally in Washington D.C.! If you are able to contribute to this important effort please visit their GoFundMe here!

Should you wish to make a donation, we suggest identifying yourself as a WILPF member.  Should you wish to join the caravan, a map is included on the appeal page.  If you’d rather not do either but wish to support the effort, you might consider sharing the page by Facebook, e-mail, or Tweet. Thanks all!

Madison WILPF at May 14 Action

Madison WILPF joined the Poor People’s Campaign on May 14 for an action at the State Capitol to kick off the Campaign’s 6 weeks of action. Look out for more events in the coming weeks!unnamed-3.jpg

Mad WILPF endorses an end to child poverty in Wisconsin!

Madison WILPF has endorsed the campaign to end child poverty in Wisconsin!

On December 14th, 2017, a coalition of faith-based networks and anti-poverty groups held concurrent announcements in multiple cities of a bold new campaign to end child poverty in Wisconsin. The campaign seeks to inspire Wisconsin to set a goal of eliminating child poverty, by holding itself accountable for reducing both child poverty and racial disparities by half in the next decade. The campaign is a product of 3 years of intensive policy discussions and moral reflection at 24 churches and other religious institutions throughout Wisconsin. The lead coalition partners are four statewide organizations: WISDOM, Wisconsin Council of Churches, Kids Forward, and Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund.

Get involved and add your name to the goal here!

The Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign Kicks Off

May 14: Somebody’s Hurting Our People: Children, Women, and People with Disabilities in Poverty
Start: May 14, 2018 – 2:00 pm
Wisconsin State Capitol
2 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53702
Madison, WI 53202
Host Contact Info:

Please join WILPF Madison tomorrow at the state capitol to kick off 6 weeks of action with the Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign! Somebody’s hurting our people is the theme for the first week, and more will follow!

Look for the WILPF Madison banner!

Radiance of Resistance: Madison’s 2018 Tribute to Rachel Corrie was a success!

Thanks to all who came out to the Rachel Corrie Tribute on Sunday. It was moving, inspiring, empowering, and a powerful call to action. Pictures below! Hats off to all of the sponsors and speakers, particularly the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, the International Solidarity Movement volunteers, and to Cindy and Craig Corrie!


Above Cindy Corrie explains the Rachel Corrie Foundation’s work of education and advocacy, and reflects on the legacy of her daughter, Rachel Corrie, and what she would say to her now.


Islam Marqa of the International Solidarity Movement explains the current climate in Hebron, his hometown.

More can be found on Radiance of Resistance, the new documentary about Ahed Tamimi’s recent arrest, Janna Ayyad, and the resistance movements in Palestine here, including the trailer.

Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking

The 3rd Annual 4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Wellbeing will be held concurrently with the 41st Women and Gender Studies Conference from April 13-14 at the Pyle Center on UW Campus – 702 Langdon St.  Madison, WI 53706. It’s called Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking

The first 3 sessions will be held on Friday April 13 and the last 4 sessions will be held on Saturday April 14. Here is the link with the full schedule and summary of topics.

WILPF-Madison’s very own Mary Sanderson will be speaking about monetary reform alongside 3 other knowledgeable women as a part of an interactive panel! The summary of their presentation is below. Continue reading “Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking”