Thursday, March 31, 2011

Advocacy Day a Big Success

From: Wisconsin Council of Churches [mailto:wcoc@wichurches.org]

Advocacy Day a Big Success

Over 400 people gathered at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison on March 15th for our "People of Faith United for Justice" Advocacy Day co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Churches, WISDOM, Madison area Urban Ministry, Lutheran Office for Public Policy-WI, and the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee.
Several terrific resources are available from Advocacy Day.

Go to http://www.wichurches.org/advocacy/people-of-faith-united-for-justice and find:

* 15 minute video clip from ELCA Bishop Bruce Burnside's keynote address
* Full text of Bishop Burnside's address
* A theological statement from Madison Rabbi Jonathan Biatch: "Religious Values that Lead to the Perfection of the World"
* Rally Speech from UCC Pastor Stephen Savides
* Summary of Health and Hunger issues in the proposed state budget
* "Effects of the Budget" summary from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF)


WCC Statement Forthcoming
The Wisconsin Council of Churches will be issuing a statement on the proposed state budget around Easter.

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