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Catholics for Peace and Justice Newsletter

Catholics for Peace and Justice
October 2016 Newsletter

Greetings,
As Christians, We Vote!  As we participate in "Bring Christ to Election 2016!", we are hearing more anecdotal stories about people choosing to drop out of participating in the election.  We live in a democracy that depends on participation.  Non participation means the extremes win.  Encourage friends and family to not stay home on November 8.

There is one last opportunity to attend "Bring Christ to Election 2016!"  on Thursday, October 6 at St. John Cathedral.  More information below

Attend the "Evicted" Book Discussion: October 18 at 6:30 pm at St. Anthony on the Lake.  Find Details Here

Blessings on your ministry
 

For ongoing updates and social justice resources visit our website at   

www.catholicsforpeaceandjustice.org 

and the Catholics for Peace and Justice Facebook page


TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL
Evicted: October 18 Book Discussion at St. Anthony on the Lake
Final Opportunity for Bring Christ to Election 2016! Oct 6&13  
'We do not stop war by starting another war'

ACTIONS AND ISSUES
“Collars on the Corner" Bridging the Divide
Solitary Confinement: Two Stories
Protect Borrowers from the Payday Debt Trap!
Protecting Our Water - the DNR is about to get a visit from the EPA
Voter Registration and Early Voting Tools
Petition to Include Feminists and Peace Advocates in Pro Life Movement
Network Election Tools

EVENTS AND EDUCATION
Recurring Events
Ecology & Spirit: The Sacredness of Place - Oct 1
Christian Faith and Dialogue in Election 2016 - Oct 2
Webinar on New Poverty Statistics - October 4
Feast of St. Francis Webinar - Oct 5
Bring Christ to Election 2016! Faithful Citizenship Program - Oct 6 & 13
A Night of Nonpartisanship - Oct 6
Turbulence in the Middle East - Oct 6
Pallium Lecture: "Catholic Media: Reporters or Preachers – Prudently Countercultural or Indiscreetly Accommodating?" - Oct 6
From SOA Watch to the Border/Join Us at the U.S./Mexico Border Oct 7-10
2016 CROP Hunger Walk - Oct 9
Voiceless Film Screening – Respect Life Month – Oct 9
Refugee Realities: The Who, How and Why Refugees settle in Southeastern Wisconsin - Oct 12
Bring Christ to Election 2016! Faithful Citizenship Program - Oct 13
Book Discussion: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond - Oct 18
What was Achieved? Migration, Injustice, and Impunity after the Peace Accords in El Salvador and Guatemala - October 27-28
Wisconsin Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (WIPSAC) Conference - Nov 10
2016 Mutton Lecture: Dr. Calvin B. DeWitt, "God's Love and our Imaging God's Love for the World" - Nov 11-12
2016 "Faith Alive" Day of Reflection - Nov 12
16th Annual Brother Booker ASHE Urban Ministry Program: "Justice - Culture, Community, and the Common Good" - Nov 15
The Growing Food and Justice for All's Intensive Leadership and Facilitator Training - Nov 16-18
Growing Power's National- International Urban and Small Farms Conference - Nov 16-20
Three Perspectives on Food: A Conversation with Will Allen, Ron Finley and Alice Waters - Nov 18
Transportation Equity Summit - Dec 3
An Evening to Promote Racial Justice - Dec 6


STUDY, REFLECT, PRAY
Study: Loving Our Interfaith Neighbors: A Study-Action Resource for Wisconsin Congregations
Reflect: "Re-Entry" by Frank Pauc
Pray: Give all you have, become the servant of all


GENERAL
Evicted: October 18 Book Discussion at St. Anthony on the Lake
Catholics for Peace and Justice will be hosting a discussion of the book Evicted:  Poverty and Profit in the American City at St Anthony's on Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  This book tells the stories of eight families living in poverty in Milwaukee and their struggle to remain in housing.  It also tells the stories of two landlords and the issues they face.  Desmond did embedded research, living for a time on both the north and south sides of Milwaukee.  Through these stories the reader is given a window into the world of the urban poor--decision making processes, stumbling blocks to stability, personal and economic challenges and substance abuse are all woven through the interesting and very readable narrative.   Please contact Clare Peiffer at 414-702-8093 to RSVP or for more information.
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Bring Christ to Election 2016!  Oct 6/13 St. John Cathedral
Not happy with the election?  Is it difficult to engage in civil dialogue with friends and neighbors? There is hope.  One last chance to attend Bring Christ to Election 2016! on October 6 & 13. 
Night One: Fr. Chuck Schramm, ThM, MSW will discuss the challenge of interfacing spirituality and politics and forming our conscience in these tough political times and Debra Schneider, MA will provide some practical tips for engaging in civil dialogue.
Night Two: facilitators will lead small group discussions on issues facing the electorate. Learn skills for civil dialogue, share your views, and listen to other members of our faith community in a safe environment.  All sessions begin at 6:30 pm 
Register at www.VoteYourFaithMKE.org or Call Andrew Musgrave at 414.271.6577 or Debra Schneider at 414.550.2167

PLEASE PROMOTE WIDELY TO YOUR PARISH, ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER GROUPS 
FLYER pdf | FLYER jpg | BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT | LOGO FOR BULLETIN

For those who cannot attend view a video of the Night 1 presentation here
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'We do not stop war by starting another war'
NCR reports that "Pope Francis is giving "very strong recognition" to a landmark conference held at the Vatican last spring that called on the global Catholic church to reject its long-held teachings on just war theory, Cardinal Peter Turkson, the head of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said the pontiff's decision to focus his message for World Peace Day in 2017 on nonviolent strategies to prevent and stop global violence was partly caused by the discussions at the conference." Read more
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ACTIONS AND ISSUES
Collars on the Corner
From Deacon Jim Banach – Member CPJ Leadership Council
Jesus sent his disciples two by two into the midst of the people. Pope Francis encourages us to be among the sheep. Francis is also setting an example of the Church being ecumenical and inter-religious. In Milwaukee two deacons, one Catholic, the other Episcopalian have taken these calls to heart and to the street. They call this ministry “Collars on the Corner”.
 
The ministry is simple, putting on the clerical collar, taking a cooler of water, a box and slips of paper for prayers, and a willingness to listen, pray, and offer blessing for those walking down the street, catching the bus, or driving by. There are simple interactions… “have a blessed day”, “peace be with you” and there are tearful interchanges over addictions, homelessness, relationships, loneliness, and so often a sense of unworthiness. Many who stop by ask for prayer but are not willing to go into a church. For some it is an absence that is long and a life that is messy, but very often the concern that comes up is unworthiness. There is a very real fear to go inside. But being outside allows for an interaction. It is truly amazing what can happen in just a few minutes human connection with the help of the Spirit.
 
So far 51st and Center has been the corner, but the hope is to soon be present at other corners including 91st and Appleton, outside St. John’s Cathedral and 27th and Greenfield. All religious leaders are welcome to join in. Ideally all pastors, ministers, rabbi’s, imam’s, monks would take just one hour a week to be outside where those who need them most could interact with them.
***Deacon Jim can be reached at dcnjimbanach@stgregsmil.org
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Solitary Confinement: Two Stories
Before death, mentally ill inmate held in solitary
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept 27,2016. by Jacob Carpenter
"For his first court hearing, Terrill Thomas stood laughing and naked in his cell at the Milwaukee County Jail. Thomas was being held in solitary confinement, and was too unstable to leave it. His public defender told the court commissioner that Thomas wouldn't or couldn't talk coherently. Four days after the hearing, Thomas, 38, died in his jail cell. Two weeks ago, the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office ruled the death a homicide, determining Thomas died of "profound dehydration" and noting he suffered from bipolar disorder.  Inmates who were near Thomas' cell told the Journal Sentinel that guards shut off his water after he began acting erratically. They said Thomas begged for water days before he died". Read the story here

The Military Logic of Punishing Chelsea Manning’s Suicide Attempt
The Nation, Sept 28, 2016 by Natasha Leonard 
 "Last week, imprisoned whistle-blower Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 14 days in solitary confinement as punishment for her suicide attempt in early July at the prison barracks at Fort Leavenworth. The Fort Leavenworth disciplinary panel could not explicitly punish Manning for attempted suicide. Completed suicide is not a disciplinary violation and, to be guilty of attempting a crime, it’s necessary for the act which is attempted to be one. They disciplined her instead under a charge known as “conduct which threatens,” stating that Manning’s attempt to die interfered with “orderly running, safety, good order and discipline, or security” of the facility. Read the story here.  [Note: Access is available for a limited number of days]
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Protect Borrowers from the Payday Debt Trap!
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a new rule to rein in payday and car title lending. The rule requires lenders to verify that the loan is affordable. This could protect millions of people from falling into the payday debt trap. However, there are some big loopholes in the proposed rule that must be closed.   We cannot allow these exploitative practices to continue, making it harder for people in our communities to escape poverty.  We must speak out!

The deadline for comments is October 7, so act today!
More information: One-page summary of the rule's strengths and weaknesses from the Center for Responsible Lending.  Federal Register listing for this rule with a summary, full text, and other information
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Protecting Our Water - the DNR is about to get a visit from the EPA
From Margaret Swedish, Center for New Creation
Wisconsin is seeing a vast expansion of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and, under the lax regulatory oversight of the state Department of Natural Resources, an increase in pollution from manure that is seeping into streams and groundwater One year ago, the Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA) filed a Petition for Corrective Action with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging them “to require our Department of Natural Resources to fix its deficient water pollution permitting program,” bringing it into compliance with the Clean Water Act. After a year of MEA’s advocacy work in support of the petition, the EPA is about to drop in on Wisconsin. Said MEA in a recent newsletter: “The good news is that after this past year of letters, meetings, committed watch dogging and following through with a cooperative process, the Environmental Protection Agency will visit Wisconsin in October 2016 to do water pollution permit file reviews to continue investigating how DNR needs to bring water pollution permitting back into compliance with the Clean Water Act.”

Scrutiny on the part of the EPA can be a crucial tool for bringing pressure on the state to keep its pollution permitting process within federal law, but only if the state government is willing to comply with its findings. And that’s where we come in. Public awareness is critical to the effectiveness of this next step, and you can communicate that awareness and your concerns to state officials – to the governor and your state legislators. The DNR is clearly feeling the pressure. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on September 27 that the agency now plans to redirect more staff toward regulating the state’s biggest farms (see: DNR adds staff for manure regulation). That this announcement comes so soon before the EPA visit is no accident.

For more information: Moving Backwards in Wisconsin Groundwater Protections. To learn more about the Petition and what you can do to support it: Petition for Corrective Action. You can sign up for MEA advocacy updates by clicking here.
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Voter Registration and Early Voting Tools

      Go to www.myvote.wi.gov



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Petition to Include Feminists and Peace Advocates in Pro Life Movement
When political and legislative issues involving abortion are covered, the media often tries to present two sides, showing the ideal of fairness in reporting. But too many times, selection of an anti-abortion spokesperson fits stereotypes, rather than reflecting the true diversity of the pro-life movement. Feeding stereotypes is, by definition, not accurate coverage. Stand up against the false impression that the right-to-life movement is limited to certain types of people.  Sign the Consistent Life media petition for fair reporting.  

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Network Election Tools
Candidate Side by Sides: Exploring the presidential candidates’ stances on NETWORK’s Mend the Gap Issues. We also created side by sides for the senate races in Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and North Carolina. We also made the presidential side by sides into a video!
Election 2016 Discussion Guide: Questions to talk about in your community, and suggestions for organizing conversations around debates, Church gatherings, or even hosting your own Nuns on the Bus-style “Lemonade Ministry”!
100% Voting Community Toolkit: Resources to get everyone involved in voting by knowing how to register, how to get polling reminders, and getting inspired by quotes to spark discussion.
Mend the Gap Pledge Cards: NETWORK is collecting pledge cards for our policy vision to Mend the Gaps to deliver them to the new administration and new senators in 2017. Get your community committed to voting to mend the gaps in 2016!
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EVENTS AND EDUCATION
Recurring Events:

  • New Sanctuary Movement [NSM] Monthly - Check NSM calendar to confirm event locations
    • Interfaith Prayer Vigil of Solidarity (1st Tuesday of every month), 6:30 pm, Usually at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1236 S, Layton Blvd.
    • ICE Vigil (1st Thursday of every month), Usually at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, 310 Knapp St. 
  • A Time of Encounter with Pope Francis: Confronting a World of Exclusion (Thursdays, September 1st – October 6th. 11:00 a.m. OR 6:30 p.m. at Gesu Parish Center or other meeting sites. Learn more
  • ECHO: Weekly film series about US Catholic Catechism, September 14th-May 31st. Once a week, you will be sent, via email, the latest ECHO video with chapter reading, and reflection questions from the US Catholic Catechism for Adults.  Prior to the beginning of this series, you will need the US Catholic Catechism for Adults.  To view a free online copy of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults visit the USCCB website. Register for the series here.
  • Faith & Ecology Conversation Series: Renewal in the Wilderness (3rd Tuesday of every month), Sponsored by Interfaith Earth Network, September 20 - April 18. Flyer.
  • Nonviolent Communication Practice Group. Flyer.
    • Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church LCUUC, (1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday of every month), October 6 - May 16, 7:00-8:30 pm. More information and registration details here.
    • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, meeting dates and times to be determined based on schedules of interested parties. More information here.
  • On the Issues with Mike Gousha - October Programs - all are 12:15 - 1:15 P.M. at Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall. For more information on sessions and to reserve your complimentary spot, click here.

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Ecology & Spirit: The Sacredness of Place - Oct 1
October 1st, from dawn to dusk, at the Holy Wisdom Monastery, Middleton. Keynote address The Spirituality of Place. Spirituality begins where we are, in interconnection with all the living communities that envelop us. Through meditation, reflection, and sharing, we will root ourselves in the sacredness of “place” to help us find where we are and what of God, or the Divine, is revealed to us there. Learn more and register here.
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Christian Faith and Dialogue in Election 2016 - Oct 2
Our faith can provide insight to make informed decisions and good moral choices. At the same time, political, cultural and media drama is making it harder to effectively hear one another and build the loving community Jesus intended. Come learn how we can form our conscience and be civil and loving in our dialogue with others. Leader: Debra Schneider, Catholics for Peace and Justice. Sunday, October 2nd at Good Shepherd Parish, N88 W17658 Christman Rd., Menomonee Falls.
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Webinar on New Poverty Statistics - October 4
Earlier this month, the U.S. Census Bureau released data on poverty for 2015. In an Oct. 4 webinar at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Michael O’Rourke, policy advisor for the office of Domestic Social Development in the USCCB Dept. of Justice, Peace and Human Development will overview the new statistics, discuss implications they may have for our work, and suggest some ways we can work to address poverty in our communities. Register now
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Feast of St. Francis Webinar - Oct 5
To commemorate the Feast of St. Francis, Catholic Climate Covenant invites you to "Brothers in Faith: How the Poor Friar Paved the Way for the Pope of the Poor." Wednesday, October 5th, 2:00 - 2:45 PM. Learn more and register here.
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Bring Christ to Election 2016! Faithful Citizenship Program - Oct 6 & 13
Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Office for Human Dignity and Catholics for Peace and Justice. Join Fr. Chuck Schramm, ThM, MSW and Debra Schneider, MA to reflect on the 2016 election through the eyes of faith. St. John the Evangelist. Flyer. Learn more and register here.
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A Night of Nonpartisanship - Oct 6
Please join the Public Policy Forum and legendary journalist Bob Woodward for “A Night of Nonpartisanship.” Woodward will discuss the modern American presidency and the 2016 presidential election at a dinner event that will set aside political acrimony in favor of civil and thoughtful discourse.  Cost is $150. Learn more. For more information or to sponsor this event, please contact Therese Schneider at tschneider@publicpolicyforum.org or 414-276-8240 x.3 or Rob Henken at rhenken@publicpolicyforum.org or 414-276-8240 x.1.
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Turbulence in the Middle East - Oct 6
Marquette University's Center for Peacemaking is hosting an Evening with Senator George Mitchell. Sen. Mitchell played a leading role in the negotiations for peace in Northern Ireland and more recently served as the United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace. He will present on what he learned negotiating in these settings. Thursday, October 6, 6:00-7:00 pm, Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites. Register here.
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Pallium Lecture: "Catholic Media: Reporters or Preachers – Prudently Countercultural or Indiscreetly Accommodating?" - Oct 6
In Conversation: Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., President and Editor in Chief, America Media, and Anne Thompson, Environmental Affairs and Vatican Correspondent, NBC Nightly News. Moderator: Deacon Michael Bowen. Thursday, October 6, 7:00 pm Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, 4257 N. 100th Street. Reception to follow presentation. Free of charge/open to the public. Please register by Friday, September 30: Rosalita (414)758-2217 or email: villar@archmil.org. For additional information, contact Connie Bach, connie.bach@sbcglobal.net.
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From SOA Watch to the Border/Join Us at the U.S./Mexico Border Oct 7-10
This October 7-10, join us in Nogales, Arizona for our first bi-national convergence at the U.S./Mexico border to demand a fundamental shift in U.S. foreign policy. SOA Watch Field Organizer María Luisa Rosal and movement Founder, Father Roy Bourgeois move the popular mobilization to the U.S./Mexico border in the Fall of 2016. Learn More 
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2016 CROP Hunger Walk - Oct 9
The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee has organized these CROP Hunger walks for 30 years, collecting donations of food for the Hunger Task Force and raising pledges of monetary donations for international and domestic hunger and disaster relief through Church World Service or other organizations designated by the donors. More information will be available soon. in the meantime, for more details, please call (414) 276-9050 or send an email to greatermkecropwalk@gmail.com
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Voiceless Film Screening – Respect Life Month – Oct 9
Voiceless is the story of Jesse Dean is a recently discharged soldier who through his wife, finds God and a devotion to his faith. As Jesse takes on a new job as an outreach leader at an old church whose membership has been declining, he discovers there's an abortion clinic directly across the street from the church. This film encourages people to stand up for what they know is right, particularly as it pertains to taking God's truths into society to address social issues.  October 9 at 2 pm at the Ridge Cinema on Moorland Rd in New Berlin. Sponsored by St. John Vianney, St. Dominic, St. Theresa Eagle, St. James Mukwonago, St. James Men Falls. View the trailer
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Refugee Realities: The Who, How and Why Refugees settle in Southeastern Wisconsin - Oct 12
Representatives from Catholic Charities will explain the role of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in the process of refugee resettlement. Wednesday, October 12th, 5:30 pm, St. Frances Cabrini Parish, 1025 S 7th Ave., West Bend, Cabrini Hall. Enter from lower church parking lot off Hawthorn Drive. Contact Lucy Bloerdorn at 262-338-2075 or at bloedorn@alexssa.net.  
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Bring Christ to Election 2016! Faithful Citizenship Program - Oct 13
Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Office for Human Dignity and Catholics for Peace and Justice. Join Fr. Chuck Schramm, ThM, MSW and Debra Schneider, MA to reflect on the 2016 election through the eyes of faith. St. John the Evangelist. Flyer. Learn more and register here.
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Book Discussion: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond - Oct 18
Catholics for Peace and Justice will be hosting a discussion of the book Evicted:  Poverty and Profit in the American City at St Anthony's on Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Please contact Clare Peiffer at 414-702-8093 to RSVP and for more information.
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What was Achieved? Migration, Injustice, and Impunity after the Peace Accords in El Salvador and Guatemala - October 27-28
Marquette University Center for Peacemaking Distinguished Peacemaker Gene Palumbo will address participants in the two-day symposium on Central American Peace Accords. View the symposium and register here.
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Wisconsin Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (WIPSAC) Conference: - Nov 10
WIPSAC presents, "Human Trafficking and the Effects on Children and Juveniles." This conference will provide education on the topic of sex trafficking as it relates to the medical field, law enforcement and legal professionals, aftercare of victims and the trafficking of other controlled substances. November 10th, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at the Fox Valley Technical College National Criminal Justice Training Center. Learn more and register here.
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2016 Mutton Lecture: Dr. Calvin B. DeWitt, "God's Love and our Imaging God's Love for the World" - Nov 11-12
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326S. Segoe Rd., Madison. Friday event information and registration. Saturday event information and registration.
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2016 "Faith Alive" Day of Reflection - Nov 12
Jack Jezreel, a popular, well-known speaker on social justice and the mission of the church, will be presenting, "Spirituality, Lifestyle, Politics of a Whole & Holy Life." Saturday, November 12, 8:30 am-3:30 pm, St. Francis Xavier Parish, 5249th St., Wilmette, IL. Flyer.
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16th Annual Brother Booker ASHE Urban Ministry Program: "Justice - Culture, Community, and the Common Good" - Nov 15
Tuesday, November 15, 6:30-9:00 pm, Sr. Camille Klieghan Conference Center, Cardinal Stritch University. At this free event, speaker, Shawn Green, President, Social Solutions, Inc., will discuss facts and possibilities through the lenses of Culture, Community, and the Common Good and how they have been and can be applied locally. Flyer.  Learn more and register here.
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The Growing Food and Justice for All's Intensive Leadership and Facilitator Training - Nov 16-18
This is a pre-conference training for the Growing Power's National- International Urban and Small Farms Conference and will focus on dismantling racism. This training will begin at 1 pm on November 16th and end on November 18th around noon and is held at the Growing Power Warehouse. Learn more and purchase tickets here
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Growing Power's National- International Urban and Small Farms Conference - Nov 16-20
"Lets Scale it Up! Growing Food and Farmers: Best practices in growing, distribution and community building." Learn more and purchase tickets for pre-conferences and the conference here.
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Three Perspectives on Food: A Conversation with Will Allen, Ron Finley and Alice Waters - Nov 18
Join Leaders in the food world as they come together to share their perspective on how farming, social justice and the culinary arts can be a powerful tool to make change locally, nationally and internationally. This event will be held at the Growing Power Warehouse, November 18, 7:30-9:30 pm Learn more and purchase tickets here
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Transportation Equity Summit - Dec 3
Join us in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a statewide conversation about the transportation system and its impact on equity and access around our state! December 3rd, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm. Location to be determined. Learn more and register here.
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An Evening to Promote Racial Justice - Dec 6
A celebration of those working for racial equality, the 2016 Evening to Promote Racial Justice features keynote speaker Robin DiAngelo. Tuesday, December 6, 5:00-8:00 pm at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more.
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STUDY, REFLECT, PRAY
Study: Loving Our Interfaith Neighbors: A Study-Action Resource for Wisconsin Congregations
The Wisconsin Council of Churches is pleased to share with you this groundbreaking resource for Wisconsin congregations, “Loving our Interfaith Neighbors: A Study-Action Guide.” We pray that it will be an instrument of healing and hope for you and your congregation.  The “Invitation to Action” at the conclusion of  WCC document “Loving Our Neighbor: A Statement of the Wisconsin Council of Church on Interfaith Relations”
…condemns all forms of intolerance which turn religious differences into excuses for defamations, stereotyping, and violence; to defend their victims; to challenge and to rebut statements about other faith groups or individuals that embody religious stereotyping, prejudice and bigotry…

The “Loving our Interfaith Neighbors” study-action resource for Wisconsin congregations is written with these goals in mind, but our first step on the journey is to actually get to know those of other faith traditions, which is what this resource will help you do. Find information about this resource here.
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Reflection:  "Re-Entry" by Frank Pauc
“My mother is dead.”
 
Carl’s mother died when Carl was barely out his teens. Linda Field’s death was violent. She had been strangled. Carl realized after his mother’s death that she had been a drug addict.  That made things even harder for him to handle. When the police informed Carl and his family about Linda’s murder, they somehow indicated that her death was partially Carl’s fault, that he bore some responsibility for this tragedy. Read the reflection here 
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Prayer: Give all you have, become the servant of all
“Christ said, 'Go and give all you have to the poor and become the servant of all,' for if you do that, you'll become a thousand times richer because your happiness won't be made just of good food, rich clothes, satisfied vanity, and appeased envy. Instead it will be built on love, love multiplied by love without end. And then you will gain not just riches, but the whole world!” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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