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The dangers of drones

By Joshua Russell Armed drones have become one of the weapons of choice for the United States over the past few years.  The rapid expansion of their use has not received a great deal of notice by the public in this country until recently. While some concerns over drones have been raised due to civilian…

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Any hope for food security?

We cannot underestimate the astronomical growth of the world’s population. It is only necessary and inevitable to ask questions around securing the future of food production, its distribution, and its consumption in order to ascertain sustainability of the universe. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s report last year indicates that about 805 million people in the…

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Dignity and fair wages in Haiti

In a quiet farming hamlet in the northern part of Haiti, farmers were forcibly removed from fertile land to make way for a new industrial park in 2012. They were poorly compensated for their land, making it nearly impossible to continue their agricultural livelihoods. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development…

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Sign the Faith Climate Petition

Action: Sign the Faith Climate Petition and urge our political leaders to address climate change now. Background: Around the world, faith communities and people of faith are coming together to call on political leaders to address climate change issues. Join their voice as we call on our political leaders in the United States to help…

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Vote no on war authorization

Ask your members of Congress to vote no on authorizing the use of military force. Background: President Obama has proposed an “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” (AUMF) against the Islamic State group. Members of Congress are considering the president’s proposal and could eventually move to a vote on final legislation in both the…

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