WNPJ Member Organizations
We are a community of doubters, believers, thinkers, and seekers. We celebrate and embrace the diversity of the human experience, whether it’s in ideas, beliefs, ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, abilities, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation. All who are searching with an open mind, a loving heart and generous spirit are welcome here.
The King Coalition was established in the fall of 1985 as a community group to plan the official City of Madison and Dane County observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The planning of this holiday celebration takes on special significance as people from all walks of life gather in the spirit of true brotherhood and sisterhood to commemorate the life and accomplishments of this renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement.
The purpose of the Lauren Faith Smith Ministry for Nonviolence is to carry on the work Lauren might
have accomplished if she were alive. Regardless of the type of violence we encounter, the end results include pain, suffering, death, and destruction which inevitably creates more of the same unless the cycle is broken. Our non-profit group seeks to break that cycle by using education, spirituality, advocacy, and activism to reduce violence.
We believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives.
The Infoshop is a volunteer-run collective dedicated to serving the greater Madison/southwest Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin communities. We offer a range of resources including, but not limited to, books, magazines, videos, and topic files, as well as community organizing space and activist tools.
The Madison Mutual Aid Network (MAN) is a new type of networked cooperative designed to help everyone discover and succeed in work they want to do. We share stuff, including money, and we exchange time and mutual support. This gives us the ability to do more of what we want to do and less need to work at jobs that don’t suit us just because we need cash.
Since April 2022, we have done weekly war abolition walks in Madison to call for a ceasefire and diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine, and an end to all wars. We are a new chapter of World Beyond War. World BEYOND War is a global nonviolent movement to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace.
The Center for Peacemaking is an academic center at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that fosters research and action for the promotion of peace, human dignity and justice. The center's programs provide students opportunities to develop peacemaking skills and faculty avenues to research nonviolence.
Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. We pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. We also work in our own communities and with business leaders to encourage a culture of responsible gun ownership. We know that gun violence is preventable, and we’re committed to doing what it takes to keep families safe.
Northern Spirit Radio promotes world healing by broadcasting voices of peace and social justice using the language of personal story, music and spirituality. We directly produce two programs, Spirit in Action and Song of the Soul, which are syndicated to community radio stations across the country and distributed as podcasts.
Nukewatch has been working for a nuclear-free future since 1979. Nukewatch brings critical attention to the locations, movements, dangers, and the politics of nuclear weapons and radioactive wastes. They work to raise awareness and take nonviolent action to address the nuclear dangers that threaten current and future generations.
As a fiscal sponsor to community groups, we are able to accept tax-deductible contributions on their behalf. We charge a nominal fee in exchange for providing this service. In addition to being able to accept charitable donations, we provide these groups with other support such as mentoring and small grants.
Palestine Partners was formed in 2020 during COVID to provide opportunities for people in the U.S. to connect with and support human rights projects in the West Bank.
Palestine Partners currently has two projects; Supporting Youth of Sumud, a group of young human rights defenders in the South Hebron Hills and Women in Hebron, a fair trade craft cooperative employing women in the Hebron area by producing beautifully hand embroidered bags, purses, scarves, shawls, pillow coverings, toys, earrings & jewelry.
We recognize that the three most significant threats today to human survival are nuclear weapons, climate change and environmental contamination. We rely on the medical and public health expertise of our members to work for the abolition of nuclear weapons, to reverse our climate change trajectory and to stop further degradation of our environment.
The Richland Center – Santa Teresa Sister City Project was established to promote people-to-people relationships between Richland Center, Wisconsin, and the municipality of Santa Teresa in Nicaragua. Most of our contributions go toward projects in health and sanitation, environmental protection, sea turtle conservation, education and agricultural sustainability in the Chacocente Wildlife Refuge region.
As part of the United Nations Association of the United States of America, (UNA-USA), The United Nations Association – Milwaukee Chapter is a group of men and women that advocate for peace and justice throughout the world. The chapter believes that the United Nations is a vital force to help cultivate a peaceful world, and the chapter supports the United Nations’ mission through education, inspiring and mobilizing the Milwaukee community.
Our government is working towards normalizing and desensitizing us to drone warfare. No US soldiers are killed and so we are supposed to accept it as a "good" style of warfare, but we have to open our eyes and realize that our government is killing innocent children, women, and men - all in our name. Drone warfare is illegal and immoral and we must call on our government to stop it immediately.
A nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog group dedicated to clean government, where people matter more than money. We track money in politics on our unique public database. We write about issues of money and politics on our website. And we advocate for campaign finance reform and other policies that will make real the promise of democracy.
WFVJ is composed of congregations, social justice committees, clergy, religious leaders, supporters, and people of faith from many faith traditions across Wisconsin. WFVJ gathers to educate themselves and their communities about the important issues facing Wisconsin, and advocates for policies and programs that address the root causes of poverty, hunger, homelessness and economic injustice.
Wisconsin Green Muslims is a grassroots environmental justice group formed in 2005. Based out of Milwaukee, WI, this group works to promote greener, more eco-friendly living using these tools: educating the Muslim community and the general public about the Islamic environmental justice teachings, applying these teachings in daily life, and forming coalitions with others working toward a just, healthy, peaceful and sustainable future.
Too often, state and national medical societies stand in the way of health justice. WI-PNHP is a not-for-profit organization of health professionals focused on bringing Single Payer health care to the United States. Our Wisconsin chapter is part of a national PNHP organization, encouraging members from across the country to introduce single-payer resolutions and to organize colleagues in their societies.
The Wisconsin Resources Protection Council was created to help counter the lack of information about the effects of large-scale metallic sulfide mining on our state’s precious water supplies, on the tourism and dairy industries, and upon the many Native American communities that are located near potential mine sites.