Issues

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By Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach Forty years ago, in April 1975, the Vietnam War came to an end. But that same month, a civil war was beginning in another part of the world. The war in Lebanon would eventually take the lives of an estimated 150,000 people and devastate the country’s infrastructure, before coming to an…

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By Sara Ritchie Nineteen months into the peace talks with FARC, President Juan Santos won reelection on a platform that promoted peace and promised an end to the armed conflict in Colombia. His message was well-received among Colombian voters, giving him a 900,000 vote advantage over his opponent, Óscar Iván Zuluaga, who openly attacked the…

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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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Gaza

Six months since donors pledged $3.5 billion towards Gaza’s recovery, many people are worse off, according to a report issued earlier this week by 46 aid agencies, including Mennonite Central Committee. An estimated 100,000 people are still homeless and many are living in makeshift camps or schools. The report’s main recommendations are: End the cycle…

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Ron Byler of MCC U.S. and Ervin Stutzman of Mennonite Church USA joined other Christian leaders in a full-page ad in Roll Call yesterday, expressing support for the framework agreement with Iran. As Christian leaders in the United States, we welcome and support the Framework Agreement, announced by seven nations on April 2, to dramatically…

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