WISC Working Groups

Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition

Engages in federal advocacy campaigns to address mass incarceration in the United States to policies that restore equity, end excessive punishments, promote alternatives to incarceration, encourage rehabilitation and reintegration and protect the dignity and well-being of everyone impacted by the criminal justice system.

Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition

mobilizes the religious community to take action on disability policy with Congress, the President and Administration, and society-at-large. IDAC is a diverse, nonpartisan coalition of thirty-three national religious organizations whose core spiritual values affirm the rights and dignity of people with disabilities. 

Interreligious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs

This working group focuses on domestic poverty. The group does its work through subcommittees, focused around four priority issues: (1) Budget and Tax; (2) Hunger; (3) Jobs, Economy, and Labor; and (4) Housing.

Interfaith Working Group on Drone Warfare

Works in collaboration with the Interfaith Drone Network to challenge the use of armed drones by the US government.  In addition to working on DC based advocacy the Network and Working Group have helped to organize a number of regional educational events.

Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice

A movement of over fifty partners and allies of the ecumenical Christian community with shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Their goal, through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, is to strengthen their Christian voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues.

Energy and Environment Working Group

Advocates to collaborate and coordinate on federal and international environmental advocacy. Currently centers on supporting climate finance, conservation, and clean energy funding in the federal budget; public lands; environmental justice; and defending existing environmental/climate legislation and regulations.

Working Group on Faithful Democracy

Looks at the issue of money in politics from both a faith and legislative perspective, using the issues of climate change, gun violence prevention, and immigration/private prisons as catalysts. The group seeks to remove the "roadblock" of money in politics by advocating for overturning the Citizens’ United ruling and passage of some form of public financing to stop the corrosive influence of money in politics.

Interfaith Working Group on Foreign Assistance

Advocates with Congress and the Administration in support of robust U.S. humanitarian and poverty-focused international assistance.

Interfaith Working Group on Global Hunger & Food Security

Promotes policy solutions to food security that favor small holder farmers and agroecology as the most economically and environmentally sustainable methods of ending the crisis of world hunger.  The group opposes the agro-industrial model that favors transnational corporations and chemically-dependent agriculture as a false solution to global hunger.

Haiti Advocacy Working Group  

Formed shortly after the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake to coordinate advocacy efforts for effective and just disaster relief, reconstruction and long-term U.S. development policy toward Haiti.

Health Care Working Group

Works on U.S. health care policy including Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP and the Affordable Care Act.  Our work encompasses protection of existing health care safety net programs and supporting legislation that increases access to good, quality health care. 

Human Trafficking Working Group

Focused on lifting up the issue of Human Trafficking from the voice of the faith community.  The group Ieads grassroots education/coordination. 

Interfaith Immigration Coalition
Advocates for just and equitable immigration policies and educates and mobilizes faith communities nationally to protect the rights and dignity of immigrants and refugees.

Native American Concerns Working Group

Supports legislation that would mitigate the damage done to Native American communities and individuals by U.S. government actions and inaction, based on the Doctrine of Discovery. Advocates bills or funding pertaining to education, health care, religious freedom and sacred sites, tribal justice, and self-determination.

Pentagon Spending Working Group

Coordinates a faithful response to military spending in the federal budget and challenges the militarized foreign policy that our imbalanced budget supports.  The group engages the intersecting issues of nuclear weapons and peacebuilding alternatives in its efforts to strengthen the education and advocacy work of WISC related to military spending.

WISC Working Group on Racial Justice

Works with WISC member organizations to provide a forum to do interpersonal and organizational anti-racism work and power analysis, to ground WISC’s policy work in racial justice principles, and to coordinate contributions to the national conversation on race. 

Interfaith Working Group on Trade and Investment

Advocates for a vision of trade and investment policies that puts God’s earth and marginalized peoples at the center. Our advocacy and education particularly focuses on lifting up the experiences of our Global South partners who are most affected by policy changes from trade such as access to medicines, agricultural practices, and labor and environmental regulations.