Where’s the Catholic Leadership in Wisconsin? – Blog post in National Catholic Reporter

ICWJ board member Mike Sweitzer-Beckman just published his latest column through the Young Voices blog with the National Catholic Reporter.  The post is questioning where Catholic leadership has been in recent weeks with all the budget cuts and threats to public employee unions in Wisconsin.  He also clarifies that while…

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Photos from recent prayer services and vigils at the capitol

Interfaith leaders have maintained a consistent presence at Wisconsin’s state capitol in recent weeks in order to bring a prayerful presence to the proposed budget cuts and slashes to workers’ rights. Below is a photo of Rev. Amanda Stein leading a Eucharistic service at the state capitol, courtesy of the…

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Rev. Phil Haslanger’s photos from capitol rally on Saturday, March 12

Rev. Phil Haslanger of Memorial United Church of Christ (Fitchburg, Wisconsin) took several great photos that tell the story of the day from the rally at the capitol on Saturday, March 12 – the day after Governor Scott Walker signed his budget repair bill into law. Madison police estimated that…

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Are you outraged now? An update from Madison

Clergy and members of the faith community gathered together to protest Governor Walker and the Republican state legislators severely curtailing collective bargaining for public sector workers. Chanting “Tell me what religion should look like – This is what religion should look like” they were met with cheers from the crowd.…

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