What is your story about gun violence?

The Wisconsin Council of Churches is looking for short prayers, songs, videos, poetry and stories from middle and high school youth around the state sharing YOUR perspectives on gun violence. What is your story? What is the role of faith in this story? How can faith transform the status quo? 
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Seeing Yemen from Jeju

Several days ago, I joined an unusual skype call originated by young South Korean founders of “The Hope School.” Located on Jeju Island, the school aims to build a supportive community between island residents and newly arrived Yemenis who seek asylum in South Korea.

Citizens and Local Governments Request Full Party Status in Transmission Case In Record Numbers

When Kerry Beheler of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, became aware of the significant habitat impacts of the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek high voltage transmission line in the Driftless Area, she began to educate herself. The decision came down to her daily life,“Many of the natural places where I conduct bird surveys, teach environmental education, work to restore native habitat, and where our community members enjoy the peace of natural surroundings, would be ravaged by 170 foot high towers and massive cables.

Open Letter to Wisconsin Representatives on Farming and the Environment

Rural Wisconsin needs leadership, a kind that is proactive and creative with respect to our rural communities and the environment. What we have received, especially after this last round of extreme weather events in August, fell far short of what was needed. Instead of planning for the inevitable, our state representatives react as if tornadoes and floods are rare.

Sign on to the PFAS Community Campaign

Laura Olah, the Executive Director of Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger, Coordinator of the PFAS Community Campaign - Wisconsin and National Coordinator of the Cease Fire Campaign is helping to organize a statewide campaign in response to toxic PFAS groundwater contamination at Wisconsin military sites like Fort McCoy, Volk Field, Truax Field, and General Mitchell Air National Guard.

Demand US join the global movement for nuclear disarmament

Join Father Jim Murphy, WNPJS Board member and Peace Activist, in writing an email or letter demanding that the US join the global movement for nuclear disarmament.  Please encourage family and friends to do the same.

Wisconsin sister march to the National March On NRA


Wisconsin sister march to the National March On NRA to take place on August 4th

Operation: Shake the Ground

A Mile in Their Shoes by Kathy Kelly

This past Friday in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, Hazara girls joined young Pashto boys to sing Afghanistan’s national anthem as a welcome to Pashto men walking 400 miles from Helmand to Kabul. The walkers are calling on warring parties in Afghanistan to end the war. Most of the men making the journey are wearing sandals.

Jim Tittle's new film production is ready for you to view!

You can't miss this new documentary; share it with others interested in what is happening to people and their surroundings in the Midwest!

Midwest Pictures
Wendy Johnson and Jim Tittle

For Immediate Release         June 4, 2018

The Building Unity Tour

Building Unity is a joint project of Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice & Sustainability (WNPJS), Wisconsin Grassroots Network (WGN), Family Farm Defenders (FFD), and many others.

Beginning Spring 2018, we will take this project on the road to connect with groups and individuals throughout Wisconsin and strengthen our growing culture that is committed to peace, justice, freedom, sustainability, and democracy.

We are calling it the Building Unity Tour.