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Social Justice

Share the Plate–Zao MKE Church

By Dawn Blackmore, Share the Plate Team.

Zao MKE Church is our November Share the Plate recipient. Since 2016, Zao MKE has been serving as a “Jesus Rooted, Justice Centered, and Radically Inclusive church of diverse folks in Milwaukee.” Zao MKE operates under the First United Methodist Church, Waukesha, and offers weekly Sunday service near the UWM campus.

Zao MKE Church specifically seeks to serve and welcome LGBTQIA Christians who have been hurt or feel neglected and rejected by the church. As stated on their website: “The call for justice issued by the gospel of Jesus Christ is for the purpose of reconciling all things into wholeness with God. To that end, we seek to build a radically inclusive community and world, wherein all people are valued in the fullness of who God has made them to be – affirmed, celebrated, and loved. We explicitly affirm the life, value, and worth of LGBTQIA people, and the Movement for Black Lives.”

For more information and to make a monetary donation to Zao MKE, please see their website at:



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