Interfaith March for Peace and Justice this Sunday, April 29th!

Coming Up! Here’s the link to the poster: Interfaith March for Peace and Justice – poster

Please join Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice on April 29 at 3:30 for our Interfaith March for Peace and Justice!  This March, part of a nation-wide event, will celebrate the diversity and lift up the unity of our faith communities, as we affirm religious freedom and condemn all acts of violence and harassment against people based on race, color, beliefs, or place of origin. We gather at 3:15 at the Catholic Multicultural Center. Kick-off will be at 3:30 with a charge from local faith leaders.  From there we will march in a circuit on South Park Street, ending back at the Catholic Multicultural Center for food, music, words of inspiration from community leaders, and a chance to meet new people and make connections!  See http://interfaithmarch.com/  for information from the national organizers. Continue reading “Interfaith March for Peace and Justice this Sunday, April 29th!”

Radiance of Resistance: Madison’s 2018 tribute to Rachel Corrie

On Sunday April 8th, the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project will host, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-Madison will be co-sponsoring the annual commemorative benefit for Rachel Corrie at the St. James Catholic Church, 1128 St. James Ct. Madison, WI 53715. This year featuring a visit from Cindy and Craig Corrie, Rachel’s parents, and representatives of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), the group Rachel was volunteering with on March 16, 2003 when she was run over and killed by an Israeli soldier driving a militarized Caterpillar bulldozer as she protested the demolition of a Palestinian family home in Rafah. Continue reading “Radiance of Resistance: Madison’s 2018 tribute to Rachel Corrie”

Sister Simone Campbell comes to Madison!

On Saturday April 7, from 7-9pm, Sister Simone Campbell will be speaking in the Anderson Auditorium at Edgewood College, 1000 Edgewood Dr. Madison, WI.

Sr. Simone Campbell is the initiator of the well-known Nuns on the Bus project and Executive Director of NETWORK Social Justice lobby in Washington, DC. An engaging speakers, Sr. Simone will give us an informed view of what is happening in Congress as the federal budget is formed, especially how that moral document affects how much of our money goes to military defense and how that impacts all other budget priorities.She promises to engage all of us in the discussion and study of this crucial topic.  Free and open to the public. WILPF-Madison is co-sponsoring!

Here is the link to the flyer for the event! Sr Simone_Hope and Hunger Flyer

Here’s a link to the press release that will includes some spoilers of what Sr. Simone Campbell will be talking about! SimoneC_press release for 4-7

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:

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