Alleviating Poverty:  Who’s Responsible?

Join us for one of our regional poverty forums as we bring together leaders in the faith community to:

~ learn about poverty in Wisconsin;
~ consider theologically the role of individual and collective responsibility in alleviating poverty;
~ begin developing broad goals for poverty alleviation in our state.

Click here for dates and locations.

Download the Faithful Citizenship Statement and share it with your own networks.

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View the photo gallery and read the account of our MADISON ACTION DAY!

Pictures from Wisconsin Day of Action

Photos: top, Generation Next leaders of MICAH were at the front of a march to and around the state capital; earlier, leaders, 800 strong, had opportunities to met each other in brief one to one conversations in the sanctuary of Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison. Photos by Martinez Milton, Jr. 

Co-Sponsors: Wisconsin Council of Churches, Faith Voices For Justice, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Lutheran Office for Public Policy, Madison Area Urban Ministry, Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of Madison, Wisconsin Jewish Conference and WISDOM

Walking into the Capitol

What is the Reform Now Campaign?

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CUSH celebrates victory for the homeless after a 12 year campaign: a tribute to the value of perseverance!

Kenosha News: Commission OK’s rezoning for homeless shelter!
Sandy Milligan CUSH past president reflects: The Struggle for a Permanent Homeless Shelter in Kenosha

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We’re making our elected officials realize the extent of poverty in Wisconsin and offering concrete ways to address it.  Read the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel story about it.  You can still sign on to our Faithful Citizenship Statement!

Having a family member in jail or prison is a huge risk factor for increased poverty.    The statement is drawn from the input of more than 150 diverse faith leaders in Wisconsin.  You can click above to sign or get a link to sign on electronically by sending a message to faithfulcitizenwi@gmail.com.  Invite your friends, family and fellow congregants to add their names as well. We will present these letters and signatures to newly elected Wisconsin legislators and engage them in conversation on how to end poverty in Wisconsin.  Be part of this important effort!
Faithful Citizenship Statement blurbDownload the Faithful Citizenship Statement and share it with your own networks.

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WISDOM Director keynotes important educational event 

We are proud to see our successful work on criminal justice reform recognized as State Director David Liners was a featured speaker at Unlocking Justice: Organizing to Address Mass Incarceration.  This presentation was part of the Unlocking Justice series on October 21, sponsored by our partners at The Sentencing Project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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