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Drones are one of the most popular innovations that new technology has brought us in our society today. Drones can be put to many uses such as crop monitoring and resource management. Armed drones, however, have been used by the U.S. government to wreak havoc in various corners of the globe. Civilian casualties, such as…

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The U.S. Senate has finally acknowledged that climate change is real. On January 21, as part of the debate on the Keystone XL pipeline, the Senate passed an amendment by a vote of 98 to 1 stating, “It is the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax.” Two other…

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This spring, MCC invites you to come join us in Washington, DC for Ecumenical Advocacy Days.  The event will take place from April 17-20, and focuses on mass incarceration and reform of the U.S. criminal justice system.  EAD will feature dynamic speakers, workshops, seminars, and the opportunity to lobby your personal congressmen and women beginning…

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Eliza Wilkins, a senior at Christopher Dock High School in Lansdale, Pa. spent four days in our office as part of a “job shadow” opportunity. Following are some excerpts from her reflections on the experience: Kind of like the blue, silver, and orange Metro routes, three themes ran through my time at Mennonite Central Committee’s…

Read more Metros and messages: Reflections from a high school student in MCC’s Washington Office

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Five years after the disastrous Haitian earthquake, problems still abound. Many tout a large decrease in tent camps, but today more than 85,000 people inhabit remaining camps. This estimate does not account for the informal settlement of Canaan, where up to 200,000 live on the outskirts of town without water, electricity or other basic infrastructure.…

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Remembering the earthquake in Haiti January 12 marked five years since the infamous earthquake shook Port-au-Prince and rattled Haiti to its core. We pause to remember the victims of the earthquake and families who continue to rebuild, brick by brick. While much of the rubble has been cleared away, there are still many ongoing crises…

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Peace on the Hill – ‘Please protect me’ January 2, 2015 “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” According to the Gospel of Matthew (2:13), these are the words Joseph heard from…

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