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WNPJ member groups ready to start out 2024 with events and action alerts - Jan 1st e-bulletin

Updated: Dec 30, 2023

WNPJ + Weaving the Web for Environmental Justice + other statewide events


The WI Network for Peace and Justice is the umbrella non-profit organization supporting the work of 81 member groups around Wisconsin. 



Environmental Justice

WNPJ has received a grant from BEA for Environmental Justice.

The agenda of our 2024 environmental justice task force will be to create a coalition of frontline organizations which can bring focus and strength to our collective efforts for a clean and healthy environment for all.

To learn more about Building Equity and Alignment for Environmental Justice:

To learn more about WNPJ’s 2024 environmental justice efforts, you are welcome to this month’s Weaving the Web.

VIRTUAL Thurs Jan 4, 12 noon – 1 pm Monthly Weaving the Web, All welcome. This event will be hosted by WNPJ Board member Dena Eakles and introducing Dean Mullen and a new WNPJ member group, WI for Environmental Justice.

Via zoom:;  Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008 - Passcode: 797041; +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago). Questions? Contact:


Spotlight on the 8-week course from Sinsinawa on Sacred Waters

JustFaith Series-Sacred Water

Beginning Monday, January 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT, Eric Anglada, Sinsinawa’s Ecological Programming Coordinator, will be leading an eight-week JustFaith Series: Sacred Waters via Zoom.

Through reading, discussion, video, community-building, and prayerful contemplation, our group will delve into topics of watershed discipleship, natural disasters and the climate crisis, clean water access, pollution, plastics, water health, and environmental racism. We’ll aim to equip participants to restore the health of our rivers, lakes, oceans, and waterways through advocacy, grassroots organizing, and daily decision-making. Before the first session, please acquire a copy of Nancy Castaldo’s, “When the World Runs Dry: Earth’s Water in Crisis.”

Registration ends January 5, and the fee is $75 per person. You must be able to commit to attending six of the eight sessions. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at  for more information.



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

And some success in Wisconsin:  Senator Baldwin calls for a humanitarian Ceasefire in Gaza.

WNPJ member groups, World Beyond War – Madison, Building Unity, and others have been protesting & occupying Baldwin’s office in Madison for weeks.



Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups:

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

 Ceasefire Vigil at Senator Baldwin's office - Madison

Tuesday - Friday, Jan 2 - 5, from 11 am - 4 pm daily Senator Baldwin's office 30 W Mifflin St, 7th floor, Madison

We will be inside and outside her office, talking with her staff, making music, reading names of the dead, poems, stories, statements, articles, being silent, and whatever else people are inspired to offer. Hosted by Madison for a World BEYOND War and Building Unity.

Towards war abolition in the new year, Stefania and Janet, Madison for a World BEYOND War

VIRTUAL Thurs Jan 4, 12 noon – 1 pm Monthly Weaving the Web, WNPJ’s Drop-in Hour. All welcome. This event today will be hosted by WNPJ Board member Dena Eakles – introducing Dean Mullen and a new WNPJ member group, WI for Environmental Justice. Via zoom:  ; Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008 - Passcode: 797041; +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago). Questions? Contact: 

VIRTUAL Thurs Jan 4, 6:30 – 8 pm Learning about Peace. Isn’t it time we study peace for a change? Echo Valley Hope will offer The Prem Rawat’s Foundation’s (free) Intro to The Peace Education Program. Clarity, appreciation, inner strength, self-awareness, understanding, dignity, choice, hope, peace and contentment… These are the topics of a free ten-week, video based and interactive course on peace that is used worldwide in schools, prisons, senior centers, veterans groups and more. If you would like to get a first hand look at how the course is run, please register in advance: . For more information: Contact Dena Eakles 608-606-4450, 

LaCROSSE Thurs Jan 4, 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. 

VIRTUAL Thurs Jan 4, 6 pm - 8 pm WILPF Monthly Book Club – “On Tyranny” -  To get the zoom link, reply to: Madison’s Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom chapter.  For questions or more info, contact  608-609-7961

MILWAUKEE Sat Jan 6, 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI - Weekly STAND for PEACE: 27th and Oklahoma. Each Saturday, a different location. Join us. Bring your signs. 

Appleton Sat Jan 6, 11 am – 12 noon Fox Valley Monthly Stand for Peace. Houdini Plaza, West Lawrence Street. Every month - the first Saturday! Bring your signs! Organizer: Ronna Swift 


VIROQUA Sat Jan 6, 11 am - 12 noon Driftless Palestinian Solidarity Weekly Vigil. Meet at Decker and Main. Action Alert: The Driftless Palestinian Solidarity group has written a petition to demand that Senator Tammy Baldwin support a ceasefire in Gaza. We are trying to get this initiative going throughout the state of WI. If your group is interested in getting signatures, please email Thank you for your help!




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Videos of the 32nd WNPJ Annual Fall Assembly are now available: "Every Drop Counts: Coming Together for Water


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