Articles

Slavery at Angola

As they slowly waved to me, I felt like a free black person in the North riding by my enslaved brothers and sisters on a southern plantation. I recently visited Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana as part of a “pipeline to prison learning tour” sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee Central States. The Louisiana State Penitentiary…

Read more Slavery at Angola

Portfolios

Support global poverty programs

Ask your member of Congress to support international poverty-focused assistance. Background: On March 16, the president released a budget request and blueprint that proposes deep cuts to humanitarian and development assistance, as well as peace-building programs, while increasing overall military spending by $54 billion. The proposed cuts could result in as many as 40 million people…

Read more Support global poverty programs

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…

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