March 26, 2021 - A virtual "Stop Asian Hate" rally in Madison, WI. on Friday March 26th at 5:30pm with Wisconsin activist and Lawmakers to shed light on how to move forward after the shooting in Georgia that killed 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian women. Part of a national day of action and healing. APPI Coaltion co-chair and Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee's executive director, Pardeep Singh Kaleka responded with the message that we need community based infrastructure and strategies that address AAPI threats and violence, noting the increasing threats that the AAPI community is facing. This begins with lawmakers condemning the violence and working to change the system. "Develop a preventative community based infrastructure and strategies that address AAPI threats and violence...ordinary people can also make a big difference. One important way you can help make change, is just by taking the steps to get involved and educate yourself. Let's get away from talking about people, and talking to people. I think that is the way forward. Believe what another person feels. News coverage of "Stop Asian Hate" rally on March 26th, 2021
March 18, 2021 - Interfaith Vigil at Milwaukee's City Hall, 200 E. Wells St. at 5pm. Interfaith Conference of Milwaukee, a partner of the Asian American Pacific Islander coalition of Wisconsin stands unwaveringly in solidarity against racism in our communities to mourn the lives of the victims of the shootings in Atalanta, GA on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. https://www.fox6now.com/video/912554
Members of the Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition gathered with leaders from the Hmong American’s Women’s Association, Milwaukee Chinese Cultural Center, United Lao Educational Development, Janette Braverman, chair of Ozaukee county NAACP, Milwaukee County Sheriff, Earnell Lucas, Reggie Moore from the Office of Violence Prevention, Alderman of West Allis, Angelito Tenorio, singer Caroline Gasao, State Rep. of District 7, Francesca Hong, Darryl Morin, president of Forward Latino, and faith leaders from Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Rev. David Simmons, Bishop Paul Erickson (ELCA), Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, Rev. Reirin Gumbel, Rabbi Moishe Steigmann, Imam Noman Hussain, and many more to denounce and condemn the race and gender driven shootings in Atlanta, GA on Tuesday where 8 lives were lost, 6 of which were Asian women. The AAPI Coalition formed last April because of the increasing attacks and hate fueled incidents toward the Asian American community nationwide since the start of the pandemic. 3800 have been reported but there are many more that are not reported.
Oct 24, 2020 - "Milwaukee Witness For Black Lives", hosted by Black Lives Are Sacred MKE and Matt Anshus, at 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Divine Providence’s St. Casimir Church, 2600 N Bremen St, Milwaukee. Not a protest, but a Witness and a march to Kilbourn Reservoir Park on 2230 N. Bremen St, Milwaukee, for a memorial service to remember black lives lost to racial violence. Prayer offerings from members and faith leaders from Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Pardeep Singh Kaleka, Pastor Thad Winkle from Bethel-Bethany United Church of Christ. A witness from Linda & Jay Anderson Sr., who will speak to the memory of those in Milwaukee and America who should be alive and with their families. A prayer lead by Rev. Cecil Lacy whose ministry was informed by the death of his brother at the hands of MPD and music and inspiration from Fire Shed. All traditions welcomed to witness to the value of Black Lives, pray for peace, and remember those who lost their lives as a result of racial violence.
Join us virtually on Thursday, September 23rd at 5:00-6:30pm for this panel conversation with authors of, "Interfaith Engagement in Milwaukee", Dr. Irfan Omar and Kaitlyn Daly. The panel will also include Pardeep Singh Kaleka, current executive director of Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Janan Najeeb, president of Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, and Rhonda Hill, founder of Race and Faith, Dr. Andrew Kim, director of Center for the Advancement of the Humanities and Sameer Ali, Muslim Campus Minister at Marquette University.
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Please join us on August 5th, at 6pm at Marquette University for this panel conversation with authors of, "Interfaith Engagement in Milwaukee", Dr. Irfan Omar and Kaitlyn Daly. The panel will also include Pardeep Singh Kaleka, current executive director of Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Janan Najeeb, president of Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, and Rhonda Hill, founder of Race and Faith. Moderated by Dr. Andrew Kim, director of Center for the Advancement of the Humanities.
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Humanities experts, religious leaders, and community members will highlight the transformative teachings and practices within Islam and Christianity while deepening the community’s understanding of how to examine and use faith and knowledge to promote the common good.
Committee for Interfaith Understanding presents a discussion of Professor Irfan Omar & Kaitlyn Daly's book. This event will take place on Thursday, March 18th at 7pm, and be moderated by Interfaith Conference Executive Director, Pardeep Singh Kaleka. This is a free event and no registration is necessary. "Like" the Interfaith Conference Facebook page Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee Facebook Page to receive notifications.
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Event sponsored by the Interfaith Conference's, Committee for Interfaith Understanding, moderated by CIU Chairwoman, Janan Najeeb. Members of the CIU Committee will be responders, including guests from facebook Watch entire program
With guest speaker, James L. Santelle, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Attend this insightful, free webinar at 7pm, Thursday, August 27th at:
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“Constitutional Rights to Religious Liberty: The Supreme Court’s Recent Cases on the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment”
“This academic and interactive program will focus on two, recent decisions of our High Court, addressing the meaning and impact of the Constitution’s protections against governmental establishment of religion and preservations of the right to its free exercise. In addition to describing the factual and legal bases for those landmark rulings, James L. Santelle, the former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (and long-time supporter of the missions and activities of the Interfaith Conference), will comment on the practical significance of the Supreme Court’s decisions for religious and non-faith-affiliated entities. This 90-minute gathering will also include abundant opportunities for participants to ask questions, offer perspectives, and otherwise comment on these important and topical issues.”
This event is sponsored by the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee
Watch the video anthology of five decades of Interfaith Conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipsq6dqkZOM
A feature of our 50th Annual Virtual Luncheon, it was created with 3rd year Marquette University student, Ryan Hagan. Ryan is working on a degree in Cognitive Science and Digital Media. He's made other videos for the Marquette Wire, Generations Against Bullying (YouTube), and Walnut Way. His personal objective is to "create high-quality, socially relevant, thought-provoking content." We appreciate and sincerely thank Ryan for his time, talent, technical abilities, and especially his patience in working virtually with me to deliver the video I envisioned.