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In June of this year thirty-eight religious leaders sent a letter to President Obama calling for an end to U.S. military operations in Afghanistan. The letter also calls for untying development aid from the military counterinsurgency strategy. The letter states that “militarized aid has worked to undermine long term sustainability while proving ineffective in addressing…

Read more A Decade of War: Religious Leaders Speak Out

As we approach the ten year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, it is worth taking note of the staggering costs of war in Afghanistan and Iraq over the past decade. A recent study by researchers at Brown University suggested that as many as 225,000 people have died as a result of the two…

Read more The costs of war

Mennonite Central Committee along with thirty seven other religious groups has signed a letter to President Obama calling for an end to U.S. military operations in Afghanistan. The letter also calls for untying development aid from the military counterinsurgency strategy. The letter states that “militarized aid has worked to undermine long term sustainability while proving…

Read more Aid, Not War in Afghanistan – An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

Early Saturday February 19 the House of Representatives passed legislation (H.R. 1) that would cut federal spending by $61 billion.  The cuts come mainly in programs dedicated to assistance for vulnerable populations in the U.S. and internationally.   You can let your Senators know that this approach to the budget is neither responsible nor just.…

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