Militarism

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On May 15, 2015, Mennonite Central Committee U.S. joined more than 25 other faith-based groups in expressing their concerns about the U.S. government’s lethal drones policy.  You can read the full text below, or view the entire letter and its’ signers here. RE: TARGETED LETHAL DRONES PROGRAM As senior leaders of our respective denominations and…

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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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J Ron Byler, executive director of Mennonite Central Committee U.S., joined other faith leaders this week in urging the U.S. government to address root causes of the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. The letter states: This week marks two significant anniversaries that should cause us to reflect on events that have contributed to the current…

Read more Address root causes of violence in Syria and Iraq: Faith leaders to President Obama

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Marching for action on climate change Several dozen Mennonites joined the estimated 400,000 people who walked in the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014. Two days later, world leaders met to discuss what actions they will take to address climate change. There is renewed energy for working toward a new…

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Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach writes about current Pentagon spending levels in the latest PeaceSigns. The budget agreement reached in December keeps some of the automatic “sequestration” cuts in place for the Pentagon but softens the blow by spreading them out over more years. Compared to drawdowns after previous wars, Pentagon spending will still remain at historically…

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