In Wisconsin, there's a network of people of faith and congregations who are working for stronger families, safer communities, and healthier lives.
Their bold plan – and the title of the petition Pastor Michael Mueller started on the Groundswell platform – is Shrink Wisconsin's Prison Population by 50%.
And next week – on Tuesday, February 12th – Pastor Mueller is delivering the petition to Governor Scott Walker himself. In his words:
As people of faith and moral calling, we can no longer tolerate our neighbors suffering after being imprisoned because of treatable mental health issues and substance abuse. We call on our representatives to help heal our communities with funding for treatment alternatives and diversions for our neighbors.
It's an uplifting and redemptive vision of giving people a second chance that could only come out of the faith community.
Pastor Mueller and the WISDOM network in Wisconsin are living a belief in the dignity and infinite worth of each and every human life – that we're all part of a sacred community, called to work for justice and liberation, to see the triumph of love and hope over fear.
We praise this transformative and powerful campaign in Wisconsin and hope you will support Pastor Mueller and people of faith in Wisconsin.
As Congress takes up the work of including the 11 million among us who call the US home but are yet to be fully included because of their immigration status, more than 1,100 people are deported - separated from their families and loved ones - each day that the debate goes forward.
This Friday we're launching our faith-based Kentucky movement for immigration reform – into Senator Rand Paul's hands. Add your name to join your neighbors in Kentucky supporting compassionate & just Immigration Reform.
After being brutally beaten, 82-year-old Piara Singh deserves to have the crime against him counted. The FBI is finally meeting June 5th to decide whether or not to track hate crimes against Sikh Americans. We need to make sure they hear from us.
Almost 4,000 people of faith and values have spoken out, signing a petition to tell ESPN Christian does not equal anti-gay. Now, ESPN has agreed to meet next week with Rev. Debra Haffner, who started the petition, and a delegation of LGBT-affirming clergy. Join the campaign today.
Inspired by his faith, Jason Collins came out this week as the first openly gay NBA basketball player. But ESPN Commentator Chris Broussard said he wasn't a Christian. Tell ESPN not to allow anti-gay speech to go unchallenged.
In the wake of the Boston bombing, will we let terror divide us? Unlike any other time in history, we have the tools & people-power to shape what happens next. Read Valarie's Kaur's moving vision piece about our movement post-Boston.