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A global arms trade treaty was overwhelmingly approved in the UN General Assembly yesterday, April 2. The United States voted in favor of the treaty. Formal approval by the United States of the treaty will require the president’s signature and ratification by the U.S. Senate. Read an earlier blog entry about the treaty.

Madeline Gerig, a senior at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Ind., has earned grand prize for her essay on immigration in the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Washington Office annual essay contest. In her essay entitled “Roots in fear,” Gerig wrote about the bases of conflict over immigration and how this issue is experienced in…

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Human trafficking is proliferating everywhere across the world. While countries such as India, Mexico and Bangladesh most commonly come to people’s minds regarding the matter; modern slavery is just as significant inside the US borders, and in all 50 states. Estimates of tens of thousands of people are trafficked as slaves in the US alone…

Read more 2012-2013 High school essay contest: Honorable mention