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Days of Prayer for the Displaced

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) invites you to use the Days of Prayer for the Displaced campaign Aug. 31 – Sept. 6 as a church, a small fellowship group, or individually, to guide your prayers for the hundreds of thousands facing an uncertain future in Haiti and the Dominican Republic (D.R.). You can access the prayers…

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Life after prison

The United States currently incarcerates an estimated 2.2 million people, a staggering amount given the total global prison population. While the U.S. has only 5 percent of the world’s population, we have 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated prison population. This disparity has attracted interest in recent years. However, too often another aspect of our…

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End family detention

Action: Send a letter to President Obama urging him to end family detention. Background: Last year, more than 60,000 mothers and children fled their homes in Central America and came to the U.S. seeking asylum (another 60,000 children traveled without a parent). A combination of factors have contributed to this migration, including domestic violence, gang…

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End the Gaza blockade

Sign a petition and call on Congress today to end Israel’s blockade of Gaza and promote a just and lasting peace. Background: One year after last summer’s devastating war between Israel and Hamas, the situation in Gaza remains dire. Between 90-95 percent of Gaza’s water supply is unfit for human consumption. More than 100,000 people…

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