UU Church West’s “Split the Plate” program is one of outreach and generosity. Each month we give half of all undesignated offerings to a non-profit organization, to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values and serve our community.

Our Split the Plate partner for May is Peace Action Wisconsin which works to abolish the threats of war and nuclear weapons. They are committed to non-violence as a way of life where human needs are met and the environment is preserved. As Wisconsin’s largest peace-and-justice grassroots nonprofit organization, Peace Action is part of a worldwide coalition to end military conflict.

While advocating for a world without racism, sexism, and classism and for the rights of LGBTQ people, Peace Action believes all people have a right to self-determination- Native Americans, women, ethnic minorities, and gender-oppressed people. They denounce multinational corporate-based systems of inequality, where vast sums of wealth are concentrated in the bank accounts of a few. They are opposed to resource and labor exploitation in the US and internationally and support human rights movements locally, nationally, and abroad.

Founded as Milwaukee Mobilization for Survival in March of 1977, Peace Action was part of a national network of national peace and justice groups organized around the issues of nuclear weapons, nuclear power, the escalating arms race, and a decline in funding for human needs. National Mobilization for Survival grew to include over 125 peace and justice groups before its national office closed in 1992. In January 1996 they affiliated with National Peace Action, which had been formed from the merger of SANE and the Nuclear Freeze Campaign. It is the largest grassroots peace and disarmament group in the country. In 1999 Peace Action Wisconsin was formed to reflect our statewide scope and membership.

To help support Peace Action Wisconsin, you can:

  • Go to the UUCW website’s “Donate” tab and select “Split the Plate” from the menu provided.
  • Or text your donation to 73256.
  • Or mail your donation to UUCW, 13001 W. North Ave., Brookfield WI 53005-5219

For more information about Split the Plate, contact Kathy Herrewig.