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Washington E-Memo

E-Memo newsletter  Sign up here to receive our E-Memo every month. Looking for some of our past E-Memos? They are archived here. March 10, 2020 Join us at Ecumenical Advocacy Days We hope you can join us in Washington, D.C., April 24-27, for Ecumenical Advocacy Days, an important gathering of Christian advocates and activists. We will worship, delve deeply into…

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Gaza: Life in unlivable conditions

In 2012 the United Nations predicted that Gaza would be unlivable by the year 2020. Many of Gaza’s two million residents say the conditions have already been unlivable for years. Gaza, a small sliver of land along the Mediterranean coast, has been under a suffocating siege imposed by the Israeli government in 2007. That year…

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Support foreign assistance

Action: Ask your members of Congress to protect the foreign assistance budget.  Take Action  Background: According to the Global Humanitarian Overview, about 135.3 million people are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance as a result of violent conflicts, disease and natural disasters. The government spends one percent of its federal budget on foreign assistance, and one half of…

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Support the Ebola Eradication Act

Action: Ask your representative to help eradicate Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Background: During a visit to an Ebola intervention center at Butembo in eastern DR Congo in April, World Health Organization leaders urged robust global assistance to contain the Ebola virus. To date, more than 2,000 people have died, many of…

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It’s time to end the Korean War!

Action: Ask your representative to join the call to formally end the Korean War  Take Action  Background: The Korean War, among the longest ongoing conflicts in the world, is at the root of the mistrust and hostility between the U.S. and North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK).  In 1953, the parties to the…

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