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Madison Action Day 2011

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People of Faith United for Justice, a day-long gathering to learn about, discuss, pray and work for social justice issues of importance to all people in Wisconsin. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church and State Capitol, Madison, WI. $25 registration fee covers morning sessions, materials, and lunch. Transportation from the Fox Cities provided at no charge by ESTHER.

As the new legislature starts work on policy, including the next state budget, our representatives need to hear our values, priorities and concerns. Together, we can ensure that our commitment to compassion and justice is reflected in the actions of our legislature.

Schedule
9:30 am Gathering fellowship/coffee at Bethel Lutheran Church
10:00 Plenary Session: Keynote address and break-outs
12:30 pm Lunch at Bethel Lutheran Church
1:30 Rally at the Capitol
2:00 Meetings with legislators
4:00 Conclude

Keynote Speaker

Rev. Bruce Burnside is bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. A comment from Bishop Burnside: "The ministry of advocacy is in our blood and bones and sinews because we believe God has placed us in community with the poor, the hungry, the voiceless, the alien, the oppressed, the sick, the weak, the beleaguered, and yes even the one we fear as foe. When we hear the words of the prophets, our faith tradition demands that our voices echo their cries for justice."


Travel with us!

Hop aboard the bus leaving the Fox Cities. Bus sponsored by ESTHER. Other participants from this area are welcome. Departure time and pick-up locations to be announced.

The 2011 Madison Action Day is sponsored by Wisconsin Council of Churches, the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, the Lutheran Office of Public Policy in Wisconsin, WISDOM, and Madison-area Urban Ministry,

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March 15th, 2011 9:30 AM
Bethel Lutheran Church
312 West Wisconsin Avenue
Madison, WI 53703-2108
Morning Sessions, Materials, and Lunch $ 25.00