The Wisconsin Council of Churches has two upcoming events to help equip faithful advocates for the work of public witness. Awaken the Advocate Within will be a half-day workshop on Saturday, February 23. People of Faith United for Justice Advocacy Day will be a day-long gathering on Thursday, April 11.

Awaken the Advocate Within – An Advocacy Workshop with Breon Wells

Saturday, February 23 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Brown Deer United Methodist Church

Have you ever wanted to be an advocate for issues you care about, but struggle or stumble to put your passion into words? Or perhaps you’re not sure about the most effective way to reach out to your elected and appointed officials? This half-day workshop will equip you with a blend of teaching and practical exercises so you’re ready to step into the halls of power (even if they’re in your own hometown). Breon Wells is a seasoned advocate and expert in the field who wants to help you use your political and social capital for transformation. This day will help you think carefully about who you’re advocating for and why, and begin to develop your advocacy strategy. Register here.

People of Faith United for Justice – An Advocacy Day at the Capitol

Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, Madison

Join a coalition of faithful people as we learn, discuss, pray and advocate together for social justice issues of importance to all the people of Wisconsin. We will work together for a state budget which reflects our commitment to compassion and justice. As people of faith we are called to join the public conversation about the common good – about the kind of state and nation we can be justifiably proud of, the legacy we want to leave our children and future generations. Morning program includes networking, plenary, issue breakouts, and lunch at First United Methodist Church, with time to organize by district for afternoon legislative visits. Register here.