Love in the time of sanctions

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) is probably one of the most mysterious and least visited places in the world for North Americans. Even for many U.S. policymakers, DPRK is often seen through a political cloud of fear and presented as an unknowable and unpredictable enemy. For the U.S. government, the label of…

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Peace Club members at Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Islamic Secondary School in Wase Plateau State, Nigeria

Blessed are the peacemakers

Across the globe, the importance of young people and their involvement in a sustainable future is both evident and indispensable. People under 30 now make up the majority of the world’s population. About 600 million of these young people live in areas affected by conflict and instability. Last year, the United Nations Security Council adopted…

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Faith leaders and immigrant rights advocates rallied for #Not1More deportation outside the White House on July 31, 2014.

One law for all

Recently the U.S. Senate considered two bills related to immigration enforcement. Both bills were introduced in response to the death of Kate Steinle who was shot while walking on a pier in San Francisco last year. Reports indicate the man who shot Steinle, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, was not aiming at her but was firing recklessly and…

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Support maternal and child health

Action: Ask your members of Congress to support and co-sponsor the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (H.R. 3706, S. 1911). Background:The rate of maternal and child deaths worldwide has dropped considerably in the last 25 years. But far too many mothers and children in low-income countries continue to die from preventable conditions, including lack…

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