Global Economic Justice

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Legislative movement in Congress has been a lot like a one-horse town: if you blink, you’ll miss it. While there haven’t been too many bills making their way into law, there was a recent bill on Haiti’s reconstruction progress that is drawing a lot of attention. With bipartisan support, U.S. Congress passed a bill that…

Read more Good news: Congress passes landmark bill for aid transparency in Haiti!

Adam Krahn, a senior at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Ind., has earned grand prize for his essay on global hunger in the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Washington Office annual essay contest. In his essay entitled “Effectively easing global hunger,” Krahn analyzed the administration and effectiveness of U.S. international food aid. Krahn also described…

Read more Essay contest winner explores ways to address global hunger

Effectively Easing Global Hunger Adam Krahn Bethany Christian Schools, Goshen, Indiana Grade 12 Global hunger has always been a large problem, too big for any single organization or country to solve. About 842 million people suffer from chronic hunger, which kills more each year than malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS combined (USAID). A federally-run United States…

Read more 2013-2014 High school essay contest: Grand prize

Patricia Kisare writes about U.S.-supported nutrition programs in the latest Third Way Cafe. The U.S. government addresses the issue of malnutrition through the Feed the Future program and the Global Health Initiative. The number of children under five reached with U.S.-supported nutrition programs around the world has increased from nearly 9 million in 2011 to…

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Patricia Kisare writes about proposed improvements to food aid in the most recent Mennonite World Review. Mennonite Central Committee and other nongovernmental organizations have been advocating for reforms that focus on creating and supporting sustainable food systems that empower local farmers while creating a foundation for self-sufficiency. As part of his Fiscal Year 2014 budget request,…

Read more Improving food aid