Peace and Justice

We speak for those who have no voice. We advocate for and with the poor, with prisoners, with people of diverse backgrounds, people of all types and persuasions, with the underserved and disenfranchised, and with all those who are left vulnerable by society. Therefore, we support systems, causes, actions and laws that lead to the fulfillment and accomplishment of these objectives.

Contact Pastor Rodger McDaniels to join: 

rmc81448@gmail.com

2019-2020 Resolutions

For Peace and Justice:  We are one family, whatever our nationality, ethnicity, faith community, economic and ideological differences. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever or whoever they may be. We envision a society that promotes human dignity and the capacity of all individuals to learn and grow, a society that is supportive of all peoples. In a society that is troubled by deepening divisions amongst us, politically, economically, socially and morally, as a moral duty we advocate for and stand in solidarity with the most oppressed of those among us. We speak for those who have no voice. We advocate for and with the poor, with prisoners, with people of diverse backgrounds, people of all types and persuasions, with the underserved and disenfranchised, and with all those who are left vulnerable by society. Therefore, we support systems, causes, actions and laws that lead to the fulfillment and accomplishment of these objectives

  1. Promote and advocate for an immigration system that doesn’t discriminate against immigrants because of their countries of origin, helps keep families together, offers a path to citizenship for DACA individuals, supports admission of a reasonable number of refugees to the U.S. and generally shows compassion and understanding for all immigrants

  2. Promote the mental health and behavioral health of children and adults by fostering connected, supportive, equitable and compassionate communities that are knowledgeable about the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and how to prevent related risk factors through enhancing the five protective factors: parent resilience, social connections, social support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development and social and emotional competence of children and adults.

  3. Seek to alleviate child poverty and hunger, two issues which are inherently intertwined, by supporting anti-poverty efforts to require a living wage for workers currently living below the poverty line, and supporting child hunger alleviation programs. WIN should partner with existing programs and support other organization’s efforts to achieve these goals. By partnering with existing programs, WIN can make a significant difference in the lives of children and vulnerable adults.

  4. Support juvenile justice reform for incarcerated juveniles to be separate from adults, for a separate juvenile court system and for treatment alternatives to incarceration. The State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice is the lead organization put together by the state, and WIN should endeavor to partner with them in support of juvenile justice.

  5. Support ethics and transparency in government, including electronic recording of votes for the state legislature.

  6. Intentional listening, learning and caring conversation with the Native American peoples of the State of Wyoming, with the express intent of fostering understanding of Native American issues and how the Wyoming Interfaith Network can stand in solidarity with our Native American neighbors while respecting Native American cultures, lifestyles, and spirituality.

  7. Begin a partnership with the Northern Arapaho tribe by meeting with the tribe’s own organizations, by visiting their reservation in person, and working with the tribe on issues including drugs and alcohol, learning about and understanding historical and generational trauma, and generally how to be advocates for the tribe socially and politically.

  8. Support hate crimes legislation in Wyoming, so as to recognize the seriousness of offenses where a person or property is harmed in a way that affects a class of people.

  9. Provide churches and community groups with tools to enhance practices and policies to become more welcoming, diverse and inclusive of all people.

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The Wyoming Interfaith Network, shares the vision of the Interfaith Alliance by bringing together the diverse voices of our own community to challenge religious and political extremism. We also work to protect religious freedom in ways that are most relevant to our community.
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