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  • Action Alert: Ban Nuclear Weapons ~ Contact your Madison Alders ~ #BackFromTheBrink

    Contact city alders and be sure they have all of the following information and links. Here's a sample letter - Dear Alder: We/I write to ask you to support a City of Madison Back from the Brink (BftB) Resolution. It calls on the federal government to honor the Nonproliferation Treaty of 1970 (NPT), embrace the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) of 2021 and take the following steps to reduce the risk of nuclear war: Actively pursue a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals. Renounce the option of using nuclear weapons first End the president’s sole, unchecked authority to launch a nuclear attack. Take U.S. nuclear weapons off hair-trigger (high) alert. Cancel the plan to replace the entire U.S. arsenal with enhanced weapons. Madison, Wisconsin declared itself a nuclear free zone in a 1983 ordinance and passed a proclamation in 2019 commemorating August 6th as Hiroshima Day and August 9th as Nagasaki Day. The 2019 proclamation also called on the US to live up to its obligations under the 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty and cancel the nuclear weapons modernization program. We are asking for the City to make a financial commitment that aligns with its history of advocacy for nuclear disarmament. The Madison Back from the Brink Resolution includes a pledge by the City to end investments in and contracts with companies involved in nuclear weapons production such as those listed in the 2022 Don’t Bank on the Bomb “Hall of Shame”. We look forward to developing a workable plan with City of Madison staff. Over sixty-five US cities have passed the Back from the Brink Resolution. Fifteen US cities have so far passed resolutions committing themselves to nuclear weapon free investments and/or contracts. For additional information, see links below: -12/2022 Background on Back from the Brink. – Summary of Divestment Information – PSR Wisconsin Back from the Brink web page We are eagerly awaiting your support of this Resolution. Sincerely, (your name) This Action Laert comes from Physicians for Social Responsibility and Veterans for Peace #25 Back from the Brink resolution Co-sponsors: Dane County Chapter of United Nations Association, 350 Madison First Unitarian Society Social Justice Ministry, Four Lakes Green Party, Friends Meeting of Madison, Interfaith Peace Working Group Madison Mennonite Church, Physicians for Social Responsibility – Wisconsin, Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society Social Action Committee, Progressive Dane, Raging Grannies of Madison/Dane County, Reverend Franz Rigert, Conference Minister of General Synod of United Church of Christ (UCC passed the resolution at the General Synod in June 2019), Veterans for Peace – Chapter 25, Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and World BEYOND War

  • Join WNPJ for a Drop-In Hour April 6th - Weaving the Web...

    All welcome! Join Erika Bach and Dena Eakles, WNPJ Board members, in this monthly drop-in zoom call. When? Thurs, April 6th, from 12 noon to 1 pm 'Weaving the Web'!- agenda, just people who care about peace and justice showing up to connect. Contact with questions. Zoom Meeting Information: Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008 * Passcode: 797041 * +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

  • Spotlight on WNPJ member group events for the week of March 26th through April 1st!

    WNPJ + VFP Book Reading + Annual Ramadan Interfaith Iftar + WNPJ’s Spring Assembly Invitation + other statewide events SPOTLIGHT on WNPJ member groups MADISON Sat Apr 1st, 2:30 - 4 pm Veterans for Peace 25 Sponsored Book Reading: "Beyond the Badge-Reflection of an ExCop". Urban League of Greater Madison, 2222 South Park Street. Rob Zaleski and David Couper will read from "Beyond the Badge-Reflection of an ExCop", answer questions and invite discussion. When he stepped down in 1993 after 21 contentious, but highly successful years as the police chief in Madison, Wisconsin, David Couper was widely regarded as one of the most influential law enforcement officials in Wisconsin’s history. But little was known about his private life—or what motivated him to transform a paramilitary-type department into one that emphasized community relations; and to hire a large number of women and people of color, dramatically changing the complexion of the department. In 2020—nearly three decades after his shocking decision to resign and become an Episcopal priest—the former Marine met with award-winning columnist Rob Zaleski for a series of lively and provocative interviews that lift the veil on his private life and explain for the first time the reasons behind his many controversial decisions. He also talks about his unstable upbringing in the Twin Cities, the personal tragedies he’s endured, and his evolution into one of the most inspiring human rights activists Wisconsin has known. Sponsors: Madison Veterans for Peace, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. Info: John 608-438-7480 or ************************************************************** MIDDLETON Sat Apr 1 7 - 8 pm WFVJ's 7th Annual Ramadan Interfaith Iftar - Kromrey Middle School, 7009 Donna Drive. Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice is delighted to return to in-person for our seventh annual Ramadan Interfaith Iftar (break the fast) This annual event transcends generational, ethnic, and religious differences and allows guests to learn about Islam, Ramadan, and the Muslim value of zakat (charity). Come together to build bridges of interfaith understanding during a time when we yearn for connection. People of all faiths and no faith are invited to attend. Relationships rooted in love can create a sacred space that allows us all to rise to a better version of ourselves. The way through this is to reach past our usual boundaries and connect our communities. As always, our evening will include a brief program, time for Muslim prayer, a delicious pot-luck meal, kids' activities, and a great time connecting with old friends and making new friends across faith traditions! We also will sponsor our annual fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank. Come experience a unique spiritual celebration, engage in meaningful conversations, and appreciate our united interfaith community. We hope you will join us to share in the blessings, build bonds and explore different cultures this Ramadan season. Register, volunteer, and/or donate food at More information from Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice **************************************** WNPJ NEWS Save the Date! Saturday, May 6th. This is our Annual WNPJ Spring Assembly! All welcome to come share their social justice & just transition success stories! We'll be meeting at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve near LaFarge (and providing a zoom/recorded event option). This is our chance to hear about the activities of Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice member groups; form a nominating committee for Officers and WNPJ Board member recruitment; and to conduct any necessary Network business. It's an outreach event, too, as we will be inviting Driftless area member groups and their affiliates to speak about environmental and other issues they share in common. Watch for details! If you'd like to be involved with planning, contact the WNPJ at ********************************************* Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups: (Read about more upcoming events here: MADISON Fri-Sat-Sun March 24-27 Catholic Worker Faith & Resistance Gathering: · Friday, March 24 at 7:00 pm – Theaters of War: How the Pentagon and CIA took Hollywood Veterans for Peace present this new documentary with discussion. Location: Madison Christian Community, 7118 Old Sauk Road. · Saturday, March 25 1:30-3:00 pm Panel Discussion: with Kathy Kelly, World BEYOND War, Vicki Berenson and Steve Klafka, Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin. Location: Madison Christian Community, 7118 Old Sauk Road · Sun Mar 26th, 1:30-2:30 pm Public Talk with Panelists Danaka Katovich, Ground the F-35 Program Coordinator & National Co-Director, CODEPINK Women for Peace and Brian Terrell, Strangers & Guests Catholic Worker & Nevada Desert Experience. Location: St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish, 602 Everglade Drive · Learn about more of the gathering’s events and register here. Contact: MADISON Sun Mar 26th, 12 noon - 4 pm Really REALLY Free Market! Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, South Brearly Street. Do you have items, clothing, books, food, seeds, skills, gifts, talents, services, love, listening, etc. of value that you’re willing to give away freely? Could you use some support, community and/or aid right about now? Nothing at this market is bought or sold! Any and all forms of sharing and aid welcome. Hosted by the Madison Infoshop. Wauzeka. Sun Mar 26th, 2 - 4 pm "Sold Down the River" - The Direction of Agriculture in Rural WI – Meet at the Village Hall. Agriculture is an extremely important part of our heritage, community, economy, and environment here in the Driftless Area. There are some tough conversations that need to be had regarding how we, as a community, would like to see the future of agriculture play out. To have your voice heard on this matter, join this Crawford Stewardship Project meeting. Contact: Crawford Stewardship Project MADISON Mon Mar 27th, various times and places this day as part of the 20th Catholic Worker Midwest Faith and Resistance Gathering. Monday resistance actions are focused on grounding the F-35 fighter jet and abolishing war. We need you and your friends and relations. Check this website for details on when and where all who can commit to nonviolence are welcome to come on Monday morning to be part of the vigils, the war abolition walk, and to support those doing the direct action. Contact: VIRTUAL Mon Mar 27th, 7 pm Kickoff Meeting of 350 WI for our April bank actions! Register here for the Zoom link to the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Are you tired of seeing big banks continue to fund fossil fuels and climate destruction? If so, join us in a week of Climate Justice Arts and Actions leading up to Earth Day 2023. We are seeking volunteers for a variety of action and support roles. At our kickoff meeting, we will: give an overview of planned actions in April, prepare you for participating in or supporting Nonviolent Direct Actions at the banks, form into groups who will carry out actions . For more information, contact: CAMP DOUGLAS Tues Mar 28th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm VIGIL AGAINST THE DRONES OUTSIDE THE GATES OF VOLK FIELD. DRONES KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE. We need YOU there.We will again come together and vigil against drones. The vigil at Volk Field is a legal vigil where we will be on public property. As always, it will be a solemn vigil, remembering the victims of US government drone attacks. For directions and car-pooling options, contact Joy at 608 239-4327 or or Bonnie at 608-256-5088 or of Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars VIRTUAL Tues Mar 28th, 7 - 8 pm Webinar: Kiss the Ground: A Spirituality and Ethic of the Garden. Eric Anglada, Sinsinawa’s Ecological Programming Coordinator, will lead the presentation. Our spirituality and responsibility to the world must begin with an awareness that we are a part of, not apart from the living world. The garden is the model for understanding who we are as humans within sacred ground. In this webinar, we’ll delve into soil and soul as well as share practical strategies for best gardening practices. Registration ends March 27 and the fee is $10 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at VIRTUAL Thurs Mar 30th, 8 pm Screening of "Land Day: 1948 Creation and Catastrophe" - This riveting story is told by people who lived through Al Nakba. It will be shown online by the Chicago Palestine Film Festival. For more info click here Sent to WNPJ by Madison Rafah Sister City Project UW-MADISON – Fri Mar 31st, 4 – 6 pm ‘350 WI Art Collective’ Preparing for Earth Day! Meet at Library Mall near Walgreens, every Friday afternoon until Earth Day, April 21st. Join us for speakers, an art project, free food and, most of all, to support the next generation of climate activists. Then on Earth Day, April 22, the students will be holding a rally at Library Mall, followed by a march up State Street. Stay tuned for details about that.350 Wisconsin - VIRTUAL Sat Apr 1st, 9:30 - 11:30 am Webinar: From Nowhere to Now Here. Have you ever apologized because your mind or your heart was somewhere else than where your body was at the time? Join presenter, Pat Pintens for her presentation. When we’re pulled in many directions, we can feel like we’re in the middle of nowhere. Let’s explore how to regain our sense of presence, of mindfulness, of being attentive to where we are, who we are with, what is happening and our sense of being now here. Registration ends March 29 and the fee is $20 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at MADISON Sat Apr 1st, 10 am - 5 pm Madison Rafah Sister City at the International Festival at Overture Center on State Street. Overture Center's annual International Festival, where all are invited to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and diversity of our community with free performances by artists who call Dane County home, tasty cuisines, stunning arts and crafts from around the world, and info from many local organizations and businesses with global connections. More than 40 cultures will be represented with dozens of artists, craft & arts booths and food vendors. Come in person, or participate online in select livestreamed performances via Overture’s Facebook page. MRSCP will be there selling our Palestinian embroidery, ceramics, wood products, earrings, yard signs, posters AND a new shipment of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Playgrounds for Palestine. (Sat. only) We will also be offering a great new shipment of authentic Hirbawi Kuffiyehs. APPLETON - Sat Apr 1st , 11 am - noon Fox Valley Peace Coalition monthly vigil. Houdini Plaza, West Lawrence Street. Bring your signs! Organizer: Ronna Swift - MILWAUKEE Sat Apr 1st , 12 noon Peace Action WI Weekly Stand for Peace. Meet at King and North. Each week, a different vigil site in Milwaukee. Bring your signs for peace! Questions? Contact Peace Action WI - LACROSSE Sat April 1st, 1 - 2 pm Building Unity Wisconsin Tour for Justice and Democracy - and Sun. 4/2 - Tues. 4/4 - “Get-out-the-Vote for Justice Rallies” on the way to and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Times and Locations: TBD - General Election - April 4 VOTE! MADISON Sat Apr 1st , 2:30 - 4 pm VFP #25 Sponsored Book Reading: "Beyond the Badge-Reflection of an ExCop". Urban League of Greater Madison, 2222 South Park Street. Rob Zaleski and David Couper will read from "Beyond the Badge-Reflection of an ExCop", answer questions and invite discussion. (see Spotlight above for contact information.) MIDDLETON Sat Apr 1st , 7 - 8 pm WFVJ's 7th Annual Ramadan Interfaith Iftar - Kromrey Middle School, 7009 Donna Drive. (see Spotlight above for contact information). *********************************** Read about all of these events and many more on our events page: And if your group would like to get your events posted in the weekly e-bulletin – JOIN US! Interested in a yard sign? WNPJ has yard signs available! ******************************************************************* See our new Facebook page: "Like" us and follow us!

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    MEMBERSHIP PEACE & JUSTICE NEWS TAKE ACTION Learn how WNPJ can advance your peace and justice efforts Stay in tune with what's happening throughout the network Find a peace and justice action or event near you on our events calendar WNPJ is a network of 75 peace and justice organizations. We foster connections and build collective power for a sustainable future. WNPJ Spotlight The barbarism of settlers towards Palestinians hits home as Cassandra Dixon, a peace activist from WNPJ member organization Mary House, was beaten by an Israeli settler and hospitalized. She’s there to protect the children in the Palestinian village of Tuba as they walk to school. Tuba is in Masafer Yatta, the South Hebron Hills region of occupied West Bank. It’s slated for demolition and has been under constant harassment by Israeli settlers and soldiers. ​ With help from Congressman Pocan, Senator Baldwin has been in contact with the State Department and urging investigation and consequences to the settler who harmed Cassandra. It’s hoped that this horrible act may bring attention and help to the plight of the Palestinians there. ​ WNPJ will be sending a “sign-on” letter to all member organizations. We will thank Senator Baldwin and encourage her office to continue to monitor the complaint. We want the US Consulate to visit Cassandra in Tuba to witness the threat of violence and human rights abuses caused by the expansion of the illegal Israeli outpost of Havat Ma’on ​ We will also request updated written reports from the State Department, as we express our gratitude for her office’s continued vigilance in this matter. Thank you for signing on when it comes to you. ​ Heal quickly Cassandra! And thank you. ​ WNPJ on Facebook WNPJ Fall Assembly Videos now available! On Sunday, November 13th WNPJ hosted its annual Fall Assembly in Milwaukee at Marquette University's Center for Peacemaking(and via zoom, too). Each year we take this time to bring individuals and organizations together, to set the vision for the upcoming year, to honor the effort of peacemakers and peace builders…and to get into some “Good Trouble”. See photos and videos of the event here: This year’s theme was...... Abolition: Addressing the Root Causes of Violence Click here to learn more.... For more information, contact ​ Sign up for our weekly newsletter and follow us on Facebook Just Transition is a transition to a regenerative economy from our current extractive and exploitative one. Le arn More

  • Job Opportunities | wnpj

    Physicians for Social Responsibility We are hiring an Administrative Coordinator! A flexible, hybrid position that allows a person to work with a large network of passionate people and organizations as well as cover important issues and advocate for a healthier, safer Wisconsin. Apply today! posted 2/2/23 Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice is seeking a volunteer Treasurer to join our Board. (9/12/23) The ideal candidate will be a CPA with experience working with non-profit accounting, or a willingness to learn. Duties include managing bi-monthly payroll, filing quarterly federal and state reports, preparing the annual 990 and WI State reporting, preparing annual W-2s and 1099s, and preparing monthly statements of account for the board of directors. Familiarity with Quickbooks Online a plus. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours/month, plus time needed to prepare annual tax filings. If interested, or to learn more, please contact WFVJ Executive Director Rabbi Bonnie Margulis at or 608-513-7121 Please help us spread the news: MREA is looking for a full-time Communications Manager to join our team! The Communications Manager is responsible for the organization and management of MREA Event publications, advertising, electronic newsletters, email blasts, website content, annual report, and promotional materials, including graphic design. This position leads the Communication Working Group and collaborates with appropriate staff to update website content, social media pages, and develop and execute marketing plans for MREA programs. To guide this work, the Communications Manager will work with the MREA Action Team to create and manage a three-year communication plan to guide the content, style, budget, and delivery of MREA promotion and paid advertising. Position Title: Communications Manager Position Classification: Full Time – Exempt (Salaried) Reports To: Engagement Director Based: Remote or Hybrid | Office Locations: Deerfield, WI or Custer, WI Approximate Start Date: April or May 2023 Learn more and apply!

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