In Wisconsin, there's a network of people of faith and congregations who are working for stronger families, safer communities, and healthier lives.
Their bold plan – and the title of the petition Pastor Michael Mueller started on the Groundswell platform – is Shrink Wisconsin's Prison Population by 50%.
And next week – on Tuesday, February 12th – Pastor Mueller is delivering the petition to Governor Scott Walker himself. In his words:
As people of faith and moral calling, we can no longer tolerate our neighbors suffering after being imprisoned because of treatable mental health issues and substance abuse. We call on our representatives to help heal our communities with funding for treatment alternatives and diversions for our neighbors.
It's an uplifting and redemptive vision of giving people a second chance that could only come out of the faith community.
Pastor Mueller and the WISDOM network in Wisconsin are living a belief in the dignity and infinite worth of each and every human life – that we're all part of a sacred community, called to work for justice and liberation, to see the triumph of love and hope over fear.
We praise this transformative and powerful campaign in Wisconsin and hope you will support Pastor Mueller and people of faith in Wisconsin.
I’m so grateful for Groundswell, and I’m not the only one. They’re helping inspire and equip people of faith and moral courage to heal the world and make an impact every day. I hope you’ll join me this year in showing Groundswell some love, and making their work possible.
I’m writing you from DC where we hand-delivered 15,000 Sanctuary petition signatures TWICE in meetings with key decision makers – (1) yesterday, at an action in Senator Mitch McConnell’s office, we met with the soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader’s Chief of Staff, and (2) today in a meeting with high-level officials from the Department of Homeland Security.
Come join us on Friday afternoon, December 12th at 3:30pm for “Prayer, Praise, and Peaceful Protest: A Prophetic Response to Violence” on the steps of New York City Hall.
People of faith and moral courage – including pastors, rabbis, and imams – across New York are calling out for justice, accountability and reform after a grand jury in Staten Island failed to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the homicide of Eric Garner.
Angela doesn’t have 3-6 months to wait until President Obama’s executive action accepts applications – even though she may qualify as an undocumented mom of two U.S. citizen children.
Gluten-free, vegetarian, nut-allergy – there are probably as many dietary restrictions at my dinner table during the holidays as there are world religions. That’s why this round up has a little something for everyone.