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Carrie Newcomer Fundraiser Concert set for Nov 6, 2021

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Joining Our Neighbors Advancing Hope (JONAH) will be hosting Quaker musician Carrie Newcomer in a concert at Grace Lutheran Church on November 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Tickets will be $25.00 in advance or $30.00 on the day of the concert, with no more than 300 tickets available. Watch this space for information about ticket purchasing, Read More…

PBS NewsHour Series Explores the Country’s Broken Child Care System

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From the Child Poverty Task Force

The PBS Newshour is running a five-day series on the child care crisis in the US, titled, “Raising the Future: America’s Child Care Dilemma.” The programs are aired on channels 28 and 31 starting at 6 PM each evening. The first episode covered the following points

Low wages increase the likelihood that both parents must work.70% of children under 6 live in an environment where child care does not exist.The most important time in a child’s life is 0-6 years old.A child’s brain makes one mission connections per second.COVID reduced the availability of child care by 20% nationally (30% in Wisconsin).The US had a working child care program during WW2.The Comprehensive Child Development Act (CCDA) of 1971was passed by both houses of congress but vetoed by President Nixon. Read More…

Religious Leader Perspective: Justice and Poverty

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By Christine Warlowski, St James

Justice is such a formational part of nearly every world religion. In Christian scripture (and most other religions), the demand is clear that we take care of the vulnerable among us – the poor, the widow (left defenseless without a husband) and the orphan. The prophets through to Jesus tell us in no uncertain terms that worship without care for those in need is not worship at all. Read More…