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Last evening the House of Representatives voted to freeze Pentagon spending at last year’s level, approving an amendment to the defense appropriations bill co-sponsored by Rep. Mulvaney (R-S.C.) and Rep. Frank (D-Mass.). The vote is significant in that it showed a willingness by Members of Congress to consider cuts to the military, something that has…

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Do not fear, for I am with you. –Isaiah 41:10a “Fear not: Seek peace”, the new MCC U.S. campaign provides educational materials, worship and advocacy resources focused on domestic violence, gun violence and U.S. militarism. Waiting in exile God’s people were reassured, “Do not fear, for I am with you.” These words still resonate powerfully…

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Regional winners of the MCC Washington Office 2011 Essay Contest are James Helmuth (Great Lakes) and Rebecca Hardy (East Coast). Helmuth’s essay, “Military Spending,” presents a strong case for our responsibility as people of faith to call for a reduction in U.S. Defense spending. Not only does the United States have the largest and most…

Read more Essay Contest Regional Winners Discuss Military Spending