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What's coming up with events of WNPJ member groups Jan 29th - Feb. 4th


WNPJ + Weaving the Web + Spotlight on member group Northern Spirit Radio + Jewish Voice for Peace-Madison joins WNPJ + other statewide events



WNPJ’s Weaving the Web Spotlight

Join WNPJ Board member Erika Bach on Thursday, February 1st at 12 noon – for a drop-in Conversation Hour

All welcome!  Learn more at office@wnpj.org  

Zoom info: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89361313008?pwd=UmxCOUcxL3ZFb244aXp0SnBVTFRSZz09. Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008 - Passcode: 797041; +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 


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Spotlight on the WNPJ member group -  Northern Spirit Radio


 Northern Spirit Radio promotes world healing by broadcasting inspirational and educational 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.


For more information, contact: helpsmeet@usa.net

 

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WNPJ welcomes new member group:

Jewish Voice for Peace – Madison

The Madison chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace is speaking out and organizing in support of dignity, human rights and equality for Israelis and Palestinians. Contact: Samantha Bosco .

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 WNPJ member groups and affiliates issue Statements and Action Alerts on Hamas/Palestine/Israel



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WNPJ is seeking those with special skills: If you have the time and interest in Environmental Justice, WNPJ is looking to contract with people able to help with social media, educational zoom events, and ongoing website development. As we endeavor to build a strong coalition of Environmental Justice organizations throughout the state, your help will be invaluable. Interested? Contact dena.eakles@gmail.com

(image: Image: "They tried to bury us, but they didn't know we were seeds." poet Dinos Christianopoulos. In the 1990s the proverb was translated into Spanish and used by the Zapatistas, an indigenous people's movement in Mexico fighting for sovereignty.)

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The WI Network for Peace and Justice is the umbrella non-profit organization

supporting the work of 82 member groups around Wisconsin. 

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You can open any of our weekly WNPJ e-Bulletins from the archive and copy the web address to share with others.


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Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups:


MADISON ongoing event: World BEYOND War Vigils at Tammy Baldwin's Office – Madison. At West Mifflin Street. Various days and times each week. Check with warabolition@gmail.com for specifics. Those who gather at these  vigils are asking  Tammy Baldwin to vote YES for a permanent ceasefire and NO on more weapons for Israel. Call when you arrive at 608-630-3633 or 608-228-9096 or 608-217-2248 so WBW-Madison can open the building's front door for you. Senator Baldwin's staff are there and will listen to you. Sign up for a time to read names of the dead, offer words, music, silence, or whatever you are inspired to do.  warabolition@gmail.com.


MADISON Mon Jan 29, 12 noon – 1 pm Monday Noon Vigil for Peace – Meet at the corner of MLK, Jr. Blvd and Doty St. For more information, call Tim at 608-630-3633.


VIRTUAL Mon Jan 29, 7 – 8 pm Presentation from the Dane Sanctuary Coalition Steering Committee. Budget 2024 and opportunity for Q&A with the steering committee on DSC programs. This event is open to all members of DSC congregations and organizations – Share with your members! On Zoom. Register here -https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAscOqsrDsvE9BmlSwHYzPdLGq4hpEFZYHr Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, Executive Director Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, 608-513-7121

 

MILWAUKEE Wed Jan 31, 12 noon – 1 pm ANTI-GUN VIGIL. Meet at Dunham Sports store, 2027 S 108th St, West Allis. Dunham advertises and sells guns and assault rifles. Casa Maria Catholic Worker casamariamke@gmail.com 

 

LaCROSSE Thurs Feb 1, 12 noon - 12:30 pm Weekly Women in Black Peace Vigil. Meet at Main St & 4th Street South. A weekly vigil for peace every Thursday. Contact Deborah. dbuffton@yahoo.com 

 

VIRTUAL Thurs Feb 1, 12 noon – 1 pm WNPJ’s Weaving the Web Drop-in Hour. See the Spotlight above….

 

WAUSAU Thurs Feb 1, 8:30 – 2 pm Panel on Housing Justice and Congregational Futures. At St Michael’s Parish, 611 Stark St. The way we gather is in a season of transition. Many faith communities have large buildings that were used in an era when congregations were larger and had busier schedules with events happening throughout the week. Some believe they may conclude ministry in that place in the next 5-10 years. It is time for us to re-examine our buildings and ask how they can continue to serve our communities. One widespread community need across Wisconsin is safe, affordable housing. We have begun to imagine what it would look like if faith communities used our assets such as buildings, people, and faith that calls us to love our neighbor to advocate for housing justice in our cities? Faith communities in north central Wisconsin are invited to join together to share, listen, and dream about how they could have an impact on their communities through housing justice - Register here for free –https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/WisconsinCouncilofChurches/HousingSummitWausau2.html Sponsored by: Wisconsin Council of Churches, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, NAOMI, WISDOM, and WISCAP.

 

MADISON Thurs Feb 1, 6 – 8 pm End the Lockdowns and Justice Reinvestment Community Forum. At First Unitarian Society of Madison at 900 University Bay Avenue. Join us to meet Madison elected officials, learn about WISDOM’s End The Lockdowns Campaign and provide input on transformational justice priorities in Wisconsin. This event follows a successful event in Milwaukee on December 20 with elected officials. WISDOM’s End The Lockdowns Campaign seeks to raise awareness on the detrimental effects of lockdowns to people who are incarcerated in Wisconsin’s prisons and their loved ones, urging Governor Tony Evers to use his authority to take action. It aims to close prisons, reduce the prison population and reinvest spending into community resources that decrease crime and strengthen communities. Currently, we are awaiting response from Madison legislators on who are able to attend.  Register in advance at this link. https://secure.everyaction.com/_c8HI4yPdEOcEJdYKttexA2?

 Broadcast will be live streamed on WISDOM, MOSES and EXPO’s Facebook pages. For inquiries about the event, you can email WISDOM Transformational Justice Campaign Coordinator Mark Rice at ricermark@gmail.com.

 

VIRTUAL Thurs Feb 1, 6: 30 – 7:30 pm WILPF Monthly Book Circle -Conversation. Let's talk about...the book tonight: A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy of a Jerusalem Tragedy by Nathan Thrall. Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in Madison -For questions or more information on getting the zoom link, send a message to: wilpfmadison@gmail.com , 608-609-7961, http://wilpfmadison.org/

 

MILWAUKEE Sat Feb 3, 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI - Weekly STAND for PEACE: Each Saturday, a different location. Today meet at Layton Blvd (S. 27th) + National. Join us. Bring your signs. info@peaceactionwi.org    https://www.peaceactionwi.org/stand_for_peace 

 

APPLETON Sat Feb 3, 11 – 12 noon Fox Valley Monthly Stand for Peace. Meet at Houdini Plaza, West Lawrence Street. Every month - the first Saturday! Bring your signs! Organizer: Ronna Swift ronnajean61@gmail.com


VIROQUA Sat Feb 3, 11 am - 12 noon Driftless Palestinian Solidarity Weekly Vigil. Meet at Decker and Main. Action Alert: The Driftless Palestinian Solidarity group has a petition to demand that Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson support a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and end financial aid to Israel's military.  If your group is interested in getting signatures, please email  driftless.solidarity@gmail.com. Thank you for your help! 


RACINE Sat Feb 3, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Weekly Stand for Peace. 909 Dr Martin Luther King Dr. Supported by the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice. We have signs, banners and flags available for all. Check out our website, http://racinepeace.wordpress.com    for weather concerns. Free Palestine!


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