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

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…

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Housing Crisis in Haiti

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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Sign the Faith Climate Petition

Action: Sign the Faith Climate Petition and urge our political leaders to address climate change now. Background: Around the world, faith communities and people of faith are coming together to call on political leaders to address climate change issues. Join their voice as we call on our political leaders in the United States to help…

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Respect right of Palestinians to sign treaties

Ask your elected officials to respect the right of Palestinians to sign international treaties and conventions. Background: After the defeat in December of a United Nations Security Council resolution on Palestine, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas signed a number of international treaties and conventions, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Israel responded…

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