Latin America/Caribbean

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What’s bringing so many children and families to decide a dangerous trip, not accompanied by parents and smuggled into the U.S. with an uncertain future, is better than their alternatives? Our domestic policy intern, Lauren Davis, provides a helpful insight to the humanitarian crisis in Central America: The root causes of the current exodus of…

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Two steps to respond to the humanitarian crisis faced by Central American children crossing our border: 1. Send a letter to your members of Congress and to President Obama urging them to ensure that the U.S. government response to Central American migrants coming across our border is compassionate and humane. 2. Call in to the…

Read more ACTION ALERT: Urge Congress and the President to treat migrants from Central American with compassion

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“Last night 71 mothers and small children from Central America were dropped off by Border Patrol with nothing at our Tucson Greyhound bus station… there is so much work to do…” — Tina Schlabach, Community Minister, Mennonite Church USA, May 27, 2014 Learn more about the recent flood of immigrants, particularly unaccompanied children, across the…

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Today the leaders of MCC, Mennonite Church USA, the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and the Brethren in Christ joined 46 other faith leaders in calling on President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry to help encourage and support the ongoing Colombian peace process. We call on you to speak out in favor of the rights of all…

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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

The Research and Advocacy program of JUSTAPAZ [the Christian Center for Justice, Peace, and Nonviolent Action] and CEDECOL [the Peace Commission of the Evangelical Council of Colombia] have just released the eighth edition of A Prophetic Call, an annual report that documents human rights violations against Protestant and evangelical church members, leaders and pastors in…

Read more Colombia – Release of Newest Prophetic Call Report