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Step by step

Recently at a small group gathering, a friend asked how we were regulating our media intake. “Some days I can’t handle hearing more bad news, but I know it is a privilege to be uninformed,” she commented. We agreed:  we are weary with hearing what’s wrong with our world and weary with feeling powerless to…

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Washington E-Memo

Announcing our high school essay contest We are now accepting submissions for the annual high school essay contest! This year’s topics include: Gun violence Immigration North Korea Anabaptist youth who are of high school age within the U.S. and Puerto Rico are eligible to enter and win up to $750! The deadline for submitting essays…

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Portfolios

Tell Congress to publicly support diplomacy with North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

Write to Congress Background: As President Trump and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, move closer to a summit in the coming weeks, there is mounting pressure for a “breakthrough” between the two leaders. However, we must recognize that progress may be slow after years of frozen diplomacy and this summit is one vital step…

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End family detention and separation

Urge Congress to end the administration’s policy of prosecuting asylum seekers, which is a direct violation of their rights under U.S. and international law, and to end the inhumane practice of family detention. Background: On May 7, the Trump administration formalized a policy of forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. President Trump’s executive order on…

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