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JONAH - Joining Our Neighbors, Advancing Hope, a grassroots organization, comprised primarily of diverse faith communities, seeks to bring people in the Chippewa Valley into relationship and empower one another to build a healthier and fairer community for us all.

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What’s in Store for JONAH this 2017

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What’s in Store for JONAH this 2017
 
As we step into the new year, JONAH is proud to welcome Rev Sandra McKinney as its newly appointed president. Though officially elected on January 9th, 2017 for a two year term, McKinney has been involved with JONAH since its beginnings in the Chippewa Valley back in 2007. Read More…

EXPO Speaks Community Forum

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EXPO Speaks Community Forum
 
When: February 27th 

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

Where: First Congregational UCC, 310 Broadway Street, Eau Claire
Join us for the EXPO Speaks Community Forum on February 27th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at First Congregational UCC in Eau Claire. The event will be hosted by Ex-Prisoners Organizing (EXPO) and JONAH’s Criminal Justice Reform Team. Read More…

Madison Action Day

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Madison Action Day Is Here!
 
When: Thursday, March 30th 

Time: Buses leave at 6 am

Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church 3214 Golf Road, Eau Claire
 
Time to Get On the Bus!
On Thursday, March 30th 2017, over 800 people from across the state of Wisconsin all a part of WISDOM, will gather at the state capitol to advocate and educate representatives about issues in the purposed state budget. Read More…

Discussion of Pope Francis’ Letter, “Laudato Si”

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Discussion of Pope Francis’ Letter, “Laudato Si”

 
When: Saturday, March 4th 

Time: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm; Doors open at 9:45

Where: Ecumenical Religious Center, 110 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

 
Join us on Saturday, March 4th at the Ecumenical Religious Center to discuss “Laudato Si”, Pope Francis’ letter to the world on spirituality and climate change. Read More…

Nonviolence Training with Jim Handley

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Nonviolence Training with Jim Handley!
 
When: Monday, February 20th
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm; Hospitality begins at 6:00
Where: St. James The Greater Catholic Church, 2502 11th Street, Eau Claire
Free to public! 
 
Join us on Monday, February 20th from 6:30 – 8 pm to take part in important nonviolence resistance training with presenter Jim Handley from UW-Stout. Read More…

Rally In Support of Immigrants and Refugees

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Rally In Support of Immigrants and Refugees 
 
When: Wednesday, February 1st at 5:45 p.m.; they will begin filming at 6
Where: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation
                421 South Farwell St., Eau Claire 
 
In response to the recent immigration ban, members of the Eau Claire community will be gathering at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Wednesday, Read More…

Join Us for the Public Screenings and Discussions of The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation

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Join Us for the Public Screenings and Discussions of The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation
This upcoming Thursday, February 2nd and Tuesday, February 14th, many organizations of the Chippewa Valley have come together to sponsor a five-part showing of The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation,  Read More…

Madison Action Day 2017 – Get on the Bus!

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Madison Action Day 2017 – Save the Date!
On Thursday, March 30th, 2017, over 800 people of WISDOM will gather from all across Wisconsin in Madison to advocate and educate representatives about issues in the proposed state budget. We will have several buses leaving from all over the state to go to the capitol!
Please save the date! Read More…

Introducing Spring 2017 JONAH Intern

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Hello! My name is Lindsey Lecheler, and I am the new JONAH communications intern for this spring! I am currently studying creative writing with a minor in psychology at UWEC, and have plans to graduate this May. I have a rather artistic side, so in my free time you will often find me working on personal writing pieces, Read More…

There is No Chairperson for the Parole Commission

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The following message is from David Liners, Executive Director of WISDOM:
There is No Chairperson for the Parole Commission
That might not sound very urgent to you, but it is very urgent for the 3,000 people in Wisconsin’s prisons who are eligible for Parole.  No one can be released on parole without the approval of the Chairperson of the Parole Commission.  Read More…