Convening a Constitutional Convention – Who and What would be at Risk?
Written by Rev. Matthew Schlake-Kruse, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Earlier this year, I attended a play whose premise surmised that since everything partisan and political seemed destined toward either gridlock or stalemate, a constitutional convention to start over from scratch in a new effort toward democracy was the proposed solution. At first, […]
Human Trafficking by Deb Martin
Human Trafficking by LOPPW Council Member Deb Martin, Oshkosh LOPPW has made anti-sex trafficking one of our legislative priorities since 2014. The U.S. Department of Justice describes trafficking as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for labor or other services through the use of force, fraud or coercion, for the purpose […]
What does your conscience tell you? What does the church have to say?
Recently a state senator asked me if I was flying solo or representing the teachings of the ELCA when I talked to him about the problem of climate change. He wanted to know because he was a member of the ELCA as well. I got to explain that our church accepts the overwhelming data that […]
Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier on Climate Change in Wisconsin
Written by Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier I have been a television broadcast meteorologist for the past 38 years. Early in my career I became aware of a concern in the scientific community about a weather phenomenon called “global warming.” As my career progressed, I noticed that climate researchers were becoming more and more alarmed as the […]
Advocacy – it’s all about people and creation, not political parties
More than 420,000 members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America reside in Wisconsin and reflect a wide spectrum of political beliefs. How can we do advocacy work as a church body within our state when we have such diverse views? For that matter, how can we as a 4.2 million-member national church advocate for […]