Fleeing the violence of Colombia’s civil war, Ana and daughter Mariana, 6, relocated to Bogotá. Organizations with whom Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) works in Colombia say that U.S. military aid has escalated the war. Their voice is one of many around the world urging MCC to work for more just U.S. policies.
The MCC Washington Office first began this work 45 years ago, with the vision of being “a Mennonite and Brethren in Christ presence on Capitol Hill providing and encouraging prophetic witness to the way of Christ on matters of U.S. public policy.”
But to do our work well, we rely on you, our readers, to be in touch with your members of Congress. We know that many of you do this regularly and for that we say thank you.
This issue of the Memo takes a look back at what did (and did not) happen in 2012 on issues of concern to the MCC Washington Office. Read about the topics near and dear to your heart, and then consider how you can be an advocate for grace, justice and peace in the year to come.