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A letter to the president on Syria

Today the MCC U.S. Washington Office joined other faith-based organizations in sending a letter to President Trump on Syria. The letter begins: As faith-based denominations and organizations…we are writing in support of your decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. We urge you to take steps toward a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops, while addressing…

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Bringing red and blue together

“If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies.” –Desmond Tutu These past few years, I have noticed that I have had an increasingly hard time extending love and compassion across the political/ideological divide that has our country in gridlock. Essentially, I have not been talking to my enemies.…

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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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Support common-sense gun legislation

Take Action Background: On February 27, the House passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8), to require background checks for all firearm sales, including private, online and gun show sales. Polling shows broad public support among both Republicans and Democrats for expanded background checks. A companion bill, S. 42, has been introduced in the Senate…

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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. On March 11, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2020 budget request that proposes a 24 percent cut…

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