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Climate change and women

Climate change is not often thought of as a gender issue, yet it is becoming increasingly clear that women are particularly vulnerable to its impacts. As we continue to see an increase in natural disasters and environmental degradation, global poverty and suffering are also increased, further marginalizing vulnerable populations. In many parts of the world,…

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Getting serious about Korean peace

“If you’re going to be serious about peace, then you need to be serious about peacebuilding,” the congressional staffer said. He sat across the imposing Senate conference table the day after the summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. After almost 100 years of work, we at Mennonite Central Committee do consider…

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Family separations are not only at the border

Stories of immigrant families separated at the border caught the public’s attention last month. The reports were certainly appalling: children crying after being forcibly taken from a parent, parents unable to locate children, inconsolable children forcibly drugged. Yet, as horrific as these stories are, it is important to remember that immigrant families have been forcibly, traumatically and unnecessarily separated by…

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Urge President Trump and members of Congress to protect women and children from Central America

Action: Send a letter to President Trump and your members of Congress urging them to ensure that the federal government response to mothers and children seeking safety in the U.S. is compassionate and humane. Background: In recent years, there has been an increase in mothers with children – and teenagers traveling without family – coming…

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Urge Congress: Support peace, justice and equality in Palestine and Israel

Last month 15 Christian organizations, including MCC U.S., sent a briefing paper to all members of Congress and to the White House calling for U.S. policies that promote peace, justice and equality for Israelis and Palestinians. The paper states, “Regardless of the underlying political governance structures, equal rights and opportunities must be assured for all…

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