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By Joshua Russell A recent article in the Washington Post showed a map of “the most racist parts” of the United States. This map was determined by data from Google, who had tracked the frequency of searches for a particular racial slur in media markets across the country. Markets that had a higher search rate…

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We cannot underestimate the astronomical growth of the world’s population. It is only necessary and inevitable to ask questions around securing the future of food production, its distribution, and its consumption in order to ascertain sustainability of the universe. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s report last year indicates that about 805 million people in the…

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In a quiet farming hamlet in the northern part of Haiti, farmers were forcibly removed from fertile land to make way for a new industrial park in 2012. They were poorly compensated for their land, making it nearly impossible to continue their agricultural livelihoods. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development…

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Six months since donors pledged $3.5 billion towards Gaza’s recovery, many people are worse off, according to a report issued earlier this week by 46 aid agencies, including Mennonite Central Committee. An estimated 100,000 people are still homeless and many are living in makeshift camps or schools. The report’s main recommendations are: End the cycle…

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Ron Byler of MCC U.S. and Ervin Stutzman of Mennonite Church USA joined other Christian leaders in a full-page ad in Roll Call yesterday, expressing support for the framework agreement with Iran. As Christian leaders in the United States, we welcome and support the Framework Agreement, announced by seven nations on April 2, to dramatically…

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You can read the full story about the contest on mcc.org.  Below are excerpts from the winning essays. Excerpts from the overall winner, Jared Knepper, a senior at Shalom Christian Academy in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania: Through the excessive pursuit of drugs and the addition of over 1,400 new federal laws in approximately 25 years (Fasman), incarceration…

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