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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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In the latest Mennonite World Review, Tammy Alexander reflects on the ongoing deportation crisis and invites you to call on Congress to pass a just and humane immigration bill. Currently more than 4 million U.S. citizen children have at least one undocumented parent. For these children, “Don’t deport my mom,” and, “Don’t deport my dad,”…

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Learn the stories of young Palestinians and Israelis like Mohammed and Omar, who are working courageously for a more just and nonviolent future, through Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach’s latest article in PeaceSigns.  

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

In the latest Third Way Cafe, Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach looks at some initial steps toward building bridges between Iran and others in the international community. Read her article here and urge your Members of Congress to support a diplomatic resolution with Iran.

Julia Stafford writes about the recent Zimbabwean presidential election in the latest Third Way Cafe. On July 31, the people of Zimbabwe re-elected President Robert Mugabe. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission declared that Mugabe won 61 percent of the vote. His primary opponent, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, garnered 34 percent of the vote. Although the electoral…

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