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Local Peace and Justice Events and Actions 

Current Events

Building the City of God--A Presentation by Michael Kolz

Monday, November 13th, 2023 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm

St. Matthias Parish - Steiger Hall

9306 W. Beloit Rd, Milwaukee, WI

We are living in troubled times. Everywhere we look we see division in the local, National and Global Communities. Instead of respecting all human beings as people of dignity, we demonize or dehumanize them as our enemies. Jesus calls us to love our neighbors and to love our enemies, a radical message that could change the world. To be a follower of Jesus is a challenging ordeal. But if done with your heart we become Builders of the City of God. Tonight we will examine ways that we can serve God by using our creative talents and avoiding our destructive tendencies. Register 

Looking Ahead to December

Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee Annual Luncheon

Monday, December 4, 2023, Noon

Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union

Registration deadline: November 24

The keynote speaker will be Venice Williams of The Table, and Alice's Garden Urban Farm. Register To sponsor a table or for help registering, please call 414-276-9050 Ext 2 or email JCMItchell@interfaithconference.org 

Recurring Events:

Peace Action Wisconsin - Stand for Peace 

Every Saturday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Milwaukee

Friday Freedom Films presented by Peace Action Wisconsin 

Every Friday, 7 p.m.

Zao Church 2319 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee WI 53211

Peace Action WI believes that non-violence and peace talks are the only path forward to peace. Learn more here. Updates on Facebook

Black Lives are Sacred Public Witness Events 

Black Lives are Sacred partners with Peace Action WI at selected Stands for Peace. Follow them  on their Facebook page Black Lives are Sacred MKE  for specific Witness dates. 

Kneel for Nine  

Spurred by the death of George Floyd, prayer for social justice continues every weekday from 5:30-5:39 on the corner of Hawley and Vliet. Support this important visual sign of our witness for justice.

Prayer and Provision

Prayer to End Racism, Please join in person or livestreamed in prayer for ealing from the effects of racism on the second Wednesday of each month from 11:30 to 12:30 at the St. Bakhita Catholic Worker, 3138 N. 2nd Street, Milwaukee. A simple soup will be served in the dining room following prayer.

Livestreamed on Facebook, link 

Siena Retreat Center Events, www.SienaRetreatCenter.org, 5637 Erie St., Racine, WI 53402. Phone 262-898-2590

Ongoing 2023 Retreat Information. Partial scholarships are available for all programs.

Wisdom from Generation to Generation

In this six-session Zoom series, justice advocate Andrea Sawyer-Kirksey will facilitate meaningful conversations about the books in this series, most of which have been written by Black or Indigenous authors who share their wisdom with the next generations. The next sessions is Thursday November 16. More information here

Forest Therapy

Sunday November 19, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy the therapeutic impact of a guided walk through the woods and lakefront of the Siena grounds based on the practice of Forest Therapy. Each two-hour experience will include brief explanations of the history and science of Forest Therapy, personal reflection time, and community building.  Register

Private Retreats are available - To find a time for your private retreat email arrangements@racinedomincians.org or call (262) 898-2580. Cost: $54 per overnight with the option of adding meals, $8 for breakfast, $13 for the noon meal, $10 for supper.

Monday Book Discussion Series

Mondays, October 23 -November 20, 6:30-8:30 pm,

Our Lady of Lourdes,

3723 South 58th Street, Milwaukee

Room 3 

The Risk of the Cross:  Living Gospel Nonviolence in the Nuclear Age

Author:  Arthur Laffin

How do we find hope and courage to stand for God’s reign of love, justice and nonviolence in a threatened world?

Call 414.545.4316 or ololmke.org/social-justice/ Click here

Theatre of the Oppressed Series

Mondays, November 6, 20 & 27, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Whitefish Bay Public Library

These workshops introduce participants to the power of the arts in designing and maintaining anti-racism work, providing opportunities for shared learning by combining games, dialogue, storytelling and deep listening with the visceral language of images sculpted with our own bodies. The series takes place over 3 Monday evenings and participation in all 3 is suggested but not required. Flyer  Register