Madison Mennonite Church
P.O. Box 44522  Madison, WI 53744  tel.(608)276-7680

Peace and Justice

The Peace and Justice activities of the church express the Pacifist and Anabaptist Mennonite vision of life in Christ and service in the world to which our congregation is committed.  

Peace and Justice activities include projects such as the following:

  • Co-sponsoring and coordinating the Edgewood conference "Toward a Peaceful World: How to Spread Nonviolence Locally and Globally" in September 2003.
  • Opposing the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq:  Published, with support from other area organizations, a full-page ad in the Sunday issue of the Wisconsin State Journal on September 15, 2002. Printed and distributed 1000 green yard signs winter 2002-2003.  Participated in many letter-writing/faxing campaigns and vigils/peaceful protests opposing the war on terrorism.
  • Supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, especially through the work of the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) and their Campaign for Secure Dwellings, a project that is aimed at stopping the demolition of Palestinian homes by the Israeli government.  Sponsored a congregation member as a CPT delegate to Hebron in July 2001.  Co-sponsored the UW Campus Ministries visit of speaker Father Elias Chacour in December 2001.  Invited several local speakers on the issue to speak at our church.  Led congregational efforts to educate our lawmakers on this issue. 
  • Participating in the discussions of the future use of the lands of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant: Composed a congregational letter in support of the land use proposal of The Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance (TSPCA, formerly Community Conservation Coalition for the Sauk Prairie or CCCSP).
  • Collecting relief kits for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).
  • Educating our youth on Conscientious Objectorship: Invited Lindsy Diener and Eric Meyer to speak.  See also: Mennonite Church Student Aid Fund for Non Registrants (SAFNR) and MCC’s Ask A Vet.
  • Supporting local projects such as:

Why Do Mennonites Work For Peace?

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