From the ancient Israelite prophets crying out on street corners, to modern-day Buddhist monks immolating themselves in protest against tyranny and injustice, religious leaders and people of faith have been inspired and impelled to speak out in the public square. Social justice is a fundamental concern of the majority of faith traditions, manifested both through service and through activism.
To help us live out our commitment to faith-based social justice advocacy, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice and Jewish Congregations for Social Justice present “Moving From Charity to Justice: A Workshop in Faithful Advocacy”, a three-session workshop. You can join us for one, two or all three of the sessions.
Session I April 3 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1. Introduces participants to the challenges and opportunities for congregational engagement in advocacy
2. Explores the many forms advocacy can take
3. Dispels myths about whether a non-profit can engage in public policy work
Session II April 10 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1. Trains participants in the nuts and bolts of effective advocacy
2. Works on how to write effective Letters to the Editor or Op-eds
Session III April 17 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1. Provides opportunities for role-play in making a lobby visit to your elected official or presenting testimony at a hearing
WHERE: Temple Beth El, 2702 Arbor Drive, Madison. Please enter from the parking lot side doors. Sessions will be held upstairs.
COST: $10 (covers all three sessions) RSVP to: Aleeza Hoffert, 608-238-3123, firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there!
Sponsor: Temple Beth El