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MCC U.S. sent a letter to President Obama addressing the situation in Iraq and Syria, expressing “our deep concern over continued airstrikes against so-called Islamic State (IS militants).” The letter notes MCC’s work in the region and urges the U.S. government to address political and social grievances in Iraq and Syria, engage in regional diplomacy,…

Read more MCC U.S. calls for “sustained and energetic diplomacy” on Iraq and Syria

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Ebola has good reason to be considered a global health crisis, but it points to a larger weakness of health systems in developing countries and their lack of preparedness for outbreaks like Ebola, and others. In many African countries, health worker shortages and scarce funding for building and maintaining health care facilities are constant challenges…

Read more Building strong health systems must be a priority

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Robert Martin wrote a great reflection on his participation in the Urban Anabaptist Ministry Symposium in Philadelphia last week. Here is what he said about the immigration seminar he attended: The second workshop started some deep challenging for me. I come from a more conservative political perspective and am wrestling with what it means to…

Read more A Suburbanite’s Experience at #PhillyAnabaptistSymposium

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Marching for action on climate change Several dozen Mennonites joined the estimated 400,000 people who walked in the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014. Two days later, world leaders met to discuss what actions they will take to address climate change. There is renewed energy for working toward a new…

Read more E-Memo: October 6, 2014

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“I decided to take my 3-year-old daughter along because I had the sense that this could be a formative experience for her and a chance to instill the values of justice, equality, and concern for the common good.” By Adam Miller, Community Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania I traveled from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to New York City…

Read more Personal reflection on the People’s Climate March: Adam Miller

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“I am not a march ‘junkie’ – more of a homebody. But when the issues become urgent enough on moral, spiritual and civic grounds, I feel compelled to take to the streets to vote with my body.” By Anne Sensenig, Community Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania I am affiliated with Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster (CMCL)…

Read more Personal reflection on the People’s Climate March: Anne Sensenig

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On Tuesday MCC U.S. and other organizations sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, urging the U.S. government to take immediate action to stop the forced transfer of Palestinian Bedouins living in Area C of the occupied West Bank. In September, Israel published six spatial plans to forcibly transfer Palestinian Bedouins from their communities…

Read more MCC U.S. and others raise concern about plan for forcible transfer of Bedouin communities