Issues

PrisonKeys

The United States currently incarcerates an estimated 2.2 million people, a staggering amount given the total global prison population. While the U.S. has only 5 percent of the world’s population, we have 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated prison population. This disparity has attracted interest in recent years. However, too often another aspect of our…

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In solidarity with the Colombian Mennonite Church, Mennonite Central Committee organizes an annual ecumenical campaign of prayer and advocacy. “Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia” has been a clarion call to pray for those caught in a conflict that tears apart the social fabric of Colombia while encouraging people to take action, recognizing the…

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Recently a group of Anabaptists have put together a phenomenal resource about the Doctrine of Discovery and its legacy with Anabaptists: http://dofdmenno.org/ The term “Doctrine of Discovery” refers to the “philosophical  and  legal  framework dating  to the 15th century that gave Christian governments moral and legal rights to invade and seize Indigenous lands and dominate…

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Announcing our annual high school essay contest! The annual MCC U.S. Washington Office essay contest highlights the perspectives of youth on significant public policy issues and promotes the involvement of young people in faithful witness to government authorities.  The contest is open to Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and other Anabaptist youth of high school age…

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