military spending

“A Prophetic Call” is a series of annual reports produced by the Christian Center for Justice, Peace and Nonviolent Action  (JUSTAPAZ) and the Council of Evangelical Churches of Colombia (CEDECOL) documenting human rights and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations suffered by people, families, and communities belonging to Protestant and evangelical churches in Colombia. Summary Report…

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Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach writes about military spending and the federal budget for Third Way Cafe: Currently the United States spends more on defense than nearly all other countries combined. Yet in the budget proposals that Congress is discussing, funding levels for the Pentagon remain virtually unchanged. Some actually increase the amount compared to last year’s budget. This…

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Early Saturday February 19 the House of Representatives passed legislation (H.R. 1) that would cut federal spending by $61 billion.  The cuts come mainly in programs dedicated to assistance for vulnerable populations in the U.S. and internationally.   You can let your Senators know that this approach to the budget is neither responsible nor just.…

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Mary Stata writes for PeaceSigns about steps the U.S. can take to prevent violent conflict around the world: “‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,’ the old saying goes.  Adages about the merits of prevention abound, urging action before a dilemma or problem develops.  Despite the prevalence of these truisms, our government…

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Mary Stata writes in PeaceSigns about the recently released federal budget request, and the need to prioritize human need over military interests: In Washington, February 1 is eagerly anticipated. It’s not because dreary January is departing; it’s the day when the President sends his budget request to Congress. While the budget is not exactly riveting…

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