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Local Peace and Justice Events and Actions 

Recurring Events:
  • Soup with Substance: Weekly on Wednesdays at noon during the fall and spring academic sessions, Marquette University's Center for Peacemaking. Soup with substance is a series of presentations on contemporary issues related to peacemaking and social justice and is open to the public - a simple meal of soup and bread is provided at each presentation. Sign up for Soup with Substance event notices here.
  • New Sanctuary Movement [NSM] Monthly - Check NSM calendar to confirm event locations
    • Interfaith Prayer Vigil of Solidarity (1st Tuesday of every month)
    • ICE Vigil (1st Thursday of every month), Usually at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, 310 Knapp St. 
  • ECHO: Weekly film series about US Catholic Catechism, September 14th-May 31st. Once a week, you will be sent, via email, the latest ECHO video with chapter reading, and reflection questions from the US Catholic Catechism for Adults.  Prior to the beginning of this series, you will need the US Catholic Catechism for Adults.  To view a free online copy of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults visit the USCCB website. Register for the series here.
  • Faith & Ecology Conversation Series: Renewal in the Wilderness (3rd Tuesday of every month), Sponsored by Interfaith Earth Network, September 20 - April 18. Flyer.
  • Nonviolent Communication Practice Group. Flyer.
    • Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church LCUUC, (1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday of every month), October 6 - May 16, 7:00-8:30 pm. More information and registration details here.
    • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, (1st and 3rd Monday of every month), October 3 - May 15, 7:00-8:30 pm. More information here.
  • NEW! St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Labyrinth and Prayer Path - Lenten Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/6). This Lenten season, consider setting aside time to take a quiet walk with God. Learn more.

Mental Health Services: A Community Conversation - May 4

Presented by The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division and the Mental Health Board, facilitated by the Zeidler Center. Join us during Mental Health Awareness Month for a community conversation about Milwaukee County mental health services. May 4, 5:45-7:30pm, Hillside Terrace Resource Center, 1452 N 7th St. Learn more and register here.

Invitation to "The Other Side of Immigration" Film - May 5, 9, 11
This 53-minute subtitled documentary is based on over 700 interviews with people from the Mexican countryside. It provides insights about why people risk so much to cross the border into America. First United Methodist Church, 121 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, May 5, noon (bring your bag lunch), May 9 and 11 at 7:00pm. For further information, contact Audrey Hebert at 262-679-1984. Flyer.

Ignite Hope: Pathway to Our Home - May 6

Help enable Redeem and Restore Center with the necessary funds to purchase and open a desperately needed safe home for women rescued from sex trafficking in the Milwaukee and surrounding area. Learn more and purchase tickets here. Flyer.

Working our Way Out of Poverty Transitional Jobs - May 7

The Seton Social Justice Committee welcomes Connor Williams of Community Advocates Public Policy Institute back to Seton on May 7th. He will speak on the Milwaukee Transitional Jobs Project, and help us to understand how the Transitional Jobs programs work, why they are effective, how they are funded, and how we can help. May 7th, 9:40am between the masses, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Sippel Hall.

Circles of Compassion, The Power of Forgiveness - May 11
The Zeidler Center is excited to partner with the Forgiveness Project, a nonprofit based in the UK, to explore the power of forgiveness through their storytellers and Zeidler Center facilitated dialogue. May 11, 6-8:30pm, Zeidler Center, Redeemer Lutheran, 631 N. 19th St. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Awakening the Dreamer - May 13
This is a half-day, interactive workshop during which you will look squarely at the state of our world—where we are and how we got here—and then explore what role you can play in bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on our planet Earth. May 13, 9:00am-1:00pm, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor St. RSVP by May 8. Flyer.

Meeting of the United Nations Association - Greater Milwaukee - May 13

This meeting will feature a presentation and discussion on "United Nations Schools of International Learning” A New Initiative within Nine Milwaukee Public Schools to Promote Global Awareness and the Work of the United Nations. May 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 631 N. 19th St. Learn Learn more.

The Zeidler Legacy Spring Fundraiser - May 23
Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Frank Zeidler and the power of facilitated dialogue led by the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion. May 23, 6:30-8:30pm, Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, Redeemer Lutheran, 631 N. 19th St. Learn Learn more.

Scripture with Scholars - May 23

Eco-Reformation: Bringing Grace and Hope to the Care for our Common Home. May 23, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Atrium, 812 N Jackson Street. Learn more.

The Capuchins' Run-Walk for the Hungry - Jun 16
The Capuchins' Run-Walk for the Hungry will take place at Polish Fest, June 16 at 7 p.m.Learn more.