Connections for Justice

GAMALIELNATIONAL NETWORK 

GAMALIEL builds strong local organizations through consultation, support, and leadership training.         

  • Founded in 1986
  • 44 affiliates in 17 states with 7 state offices
  • Funded by membership dues, grants, and individual contributions
  • Trains community and faith leaders to build power to make change
  • Unites people of diverse faiths and races 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: GAMALIEL

 

WISDOM STATEWIDE NETWORK                 

WISDOM, a Wisconsin grassroots organization mostly comprised of religious congregations of many denominations, works to have a common voice on social justice issues in the public arena. As part of the WISDOM network, MOSES aligns with other regional networks to build education and advocacy campaigns to embed social justice in systems of governance. While each local organization is autonomous, we work together on matters of common concern.

  • Founded in 2000
  • 11 affiliate organizations throughout the state
  • About 160 member congregations from 19 different faith-based traditions
  • Funded by membership dues, grants, and individual contributions
  • Works in partnership with EXPO (EX-incarcerated People Organizing), Menikanaehkem of the Menominee Reservation organized to empower indigenous groups, SIP (Supporters of Incarcerated Persons), and FREE (directly impacted women) 
  • Leadership trainings offered to members of affiliate organizations throughout the year 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: WISDOM

 

WISDOM AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS 

MOSES (Madison Area)

CUSH (Kenosha County)

ESTHER (Fox Valley)

EXPO (Ex-Prisoners Organizing)

JOB (Beloit)

JONAH (Chippewa Valley)

JOSHUA (Green Bay)

Menīkānaehkem (Menominee)

MICAH (Milwaukee County)

NAOMI (Wausau Area)

RIC (Racine County)

RUTH (Manitowoc County – email: ruth4justice@gmail.com)

SOPHIA (Waukesha County) 

    

MOSES AFFILIATE 

MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength, Equity and Solidarity), a non-partisan, interfaith organization, is guided by the mission to build collective power to dismantle the systems of mass incarceration and mass supervision and to eradicate the racial disparities in our community that contribute to them.

  • Founded in 2012
  • 20 congregational/organizational members and 3 mission partners
  • Includes like-minded individuals who are not part of a member congregation                 
  • Funded by membership dues, grants, and individual contributions            
  • Active membership in 4 WISDOM statewide criminal justice reform Task Forces: Conditions of Confinement, Old Law, Post-Release, and Prison Prevention 
  • Three MOSES Task Forces: Justice System Reform Initiative, Racial Justice for All Children, Public Safety
  • Monthly meetings the first Sunday of the month

 

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