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Faith communities mobilize in Madrid on eve of COP25

Written by LOPPW | 12/07/2019

Faith communities mobilize in Madrid on eve of COP25 MADRID, Spain/GENEVA | 2/12/2019

Wisconsin’s dairy industry would collapse without the work of Latino immigrants — many of them undocumented

Written by LOPPW | 11/20/2019

Wisconsin Dairy Industry Collapse without Latino Immigrants Wisconsin’s dairy industry would collapse without the work of Latino immigrants — many of them undocumented Maria Perez, Milwaukee Journal SentinelUpdated 3:24 p.m. CST Nov. 20, 2019 Dairyland in Distress   ASTACINGA, VERACRUZ, Mexico — The last time Roberto Tecpile left his home in the mountains of central Veracruz, his daughter […]

Gov. Evers signs bill requiring human trafficking education for commercial drivers

Written by LOPPW | 11/20/2019

Gov. Evers Signs Bill Requiring Human Trafficking Education for Commercial Drivers MADISON (WAOW)— Gov. Tony Evers signed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that requires educational training on the recognition and prevention of human trafficking for commercial truck drivers, a press release says. Per the release, the bill also directs the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Wisconsin […]

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency

Written by LOPPW | 11/06/2019

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency  11/5/19 William J Ripple, Christopher Wolf, Thomas M Newsome, Phoebe Barnard, William R Moomaw Author Notes BioScience, biz088, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz088 Published: 05 November 2019 PDF  Split View Cite Permissions Icon Permissions   Share   Issue Section: Viewpoint Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it […]

Trump Sets Refugee Cap at 18,000

Written by LOPPW | 11/06/2019

Trump Sets Refugee Cap at 18,000 By VOA News November 4/19 07:07 PM Faith leaders and members of human rights groups wearing a life vests symbolizing the life-saving program are arrested by Capitol police, during a protest calling on congress not to end the refugee resettlement program, at the steps of the U.S. Capitol  The White […]

Evers sets up new office to reach carbon-free goal

Written by LOPPW | 08/23/2019

Evers sets up new office to reach carbon-free goal By: Associated Press August 16, 2019 2:21 pm MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers is setting up a new office to help achieve his goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. Evers included the goal in his state budget in March. Republicans on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee […]

ELCA declares self a ‘sanctuary church body,’ marches to ICE building in Milwaukee

Written by LOPPW | 08/23/2019

ELCA declares self a ‘sanctuary church body,’ marches to ICE building in Milwaukee Emily McFarlan Milleremmillerwrites MILWAUKEE (RNS) — More than 500 years ago, a monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses outlining his grievances with the Roman Catholic Church to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany. On Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 7), members […]

ICE will deport DACA recipient’s parents early next week

Written by LOPPW | 05/24/2019

 ICE will deport DACA recipient’s parents early next week The decision comes a day after the couple’s lawyer petitioned the agency, asking it to allow the couple to stay in the country. By Carlos Ballesteros@ballesteros_312  May 24, 2019, 7:52pm CDT SHARE Paula Hincapie-Rendon (left) and her daughter Layla, 5, stand outside of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s […]

Prayer vigil held for Racine student pastor in danger of being deported

Written by LOPPW | 05/16/2019

Prayer vigil held for Racine student pastor in danger of being deported RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) — A Racine pastor in danger of being deported drew a large crowd supporting her freedom Wednesday night. Betty Rendon, a student pastor at Emaus ECLA Church, was arrested by ICE last week. She’s now being held at the […]

Thousands of Immigrant Children Said They Were Sexually Abused in U.S. Detention Centers

Written by LOPPW | 03/01/2019

Immigrant Children Sexually Abused in U.S. Detention Centers Thousands of Immigrant Children Said They Were Sexually Abused in U.S. Detention CentersBy Matthew Haag  Feb. 27, 2019 The federal government received more than 4,500 complaints in four years about the sexual abuse of immigrant children who were being held at government-funded detention facilities, including an increase […]