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Three Invitations

posted Jan 26, 2016, 4:56 PM by Sophia Webmaster

Dear WISDOM Leaders and Friends:

I write to you today with three invitations.

1.  WISDOM is sponsoring a Listening Session in Madison regarding issues with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  People will speak about the breakdown of the Parole system for long-term inmates, the difficulties of making use of “Compassionate Release,” the problem of “Crimeless Revocations” and the overuse of Solitary Confinement.  Download the detailed flyer here

There are three ways you can help:  You can come join us; you can share a story about dealing with the DOC or you can invite someone else to share their story; you can remind your legislator to come over to become aware of these serious issues.

Thursday, February 4
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Grace Episcopal Church, 116 W. Washington Avenue (right across the street from the Capitol)

2.     We also invite you to look at the letter WISDOM faith leaders have crafted regarding the issue of Native American Effigy Mounds. Various interests have tried twice to pass a law that would allow for the desecration and destruction of ancient mounds that are key to Native American religion, and most of which are burial grounds.  Please read the letter, which includes instructions on how you can have your own name added as a signer before it is delivered next month.  You can download that letter here

To add your name to the list of signers, please e-mail david.liners1@gmail.com. Please include: your name and title as you want it to appear; your congregation or faith community (for identification purposes only), and your City or County.


3.     Our friends at the Wisconsin Council of Churches invite you to their 2016 Winter Forum Feb. 26-27 in Portage, WI.  Sr. Simone Campbell of "Nuns on the Bus" fame will be our presenter.  Are you feeling depressed and cynical about the state of our national political life right now?  Sr. Simone brings a message of hope and possibility as we take seriously the call of the gospel to care for "the least of these."

Grounded firmly in the Christian tradition, she will help forum attendees catch a fresh vision of Christian witness in these challenging times. Sr. Simone has been a tireless advocate for social and economic justice in Washington as Director of Network, a national advocacy organization connected to Women Religious and Catholic laity around the country.  

For more information, to download a flyer, and to register on line, go to: 
http://www.wichurches.org/calendar/2016-winter-forum/

Thank you.

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