June 2008

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We all know that much work remains to meet the needs of refugees, and to deal with the violence and the persecution that causes the displacement in the first place. We’re improving our refugee programs, and we’re looking for the most effective ways to help those who seek resettlement in the United States. And we’re…

Read more Capital Quote 6/25/08

The Women’s Advocacy Program of Mennonite Central Committee is sponsoring a 10-day learning tour to Mexico and the Southwestern United States to study the social realities of women in neighboring countries, the causes of immigration and the migrant journey.  The trip will take place on October 12-22, 2008.  Individuals committed to sharing, learning and advocating for justice are…

Read more MCC Women and Migration Learning Tour Announced

Mennonite Central Committee U.S. recently conducted a nation-wide listening project to learn more about Anabaptist attitudes and responses to immigration in the United States. Staff members facilitated discussions about immigration in more than 30 Anabaptist congregations in 10 states and Washington, D.C. About a third of the congregations were made up primarily of people whose…

Read more MCC releases immigration listening project report

Over 111 governments agreed on May 28th to ban the production, use, stockpiling and export of all existing cluster munitions. This new international treaty commits theses governments to stop using these weapons and to destroy their existing stockpiles within eight years. Unfortunately, the U.S. government did not attend the negotiations. Instead, it has lobbied hard…

Read more Will the United States please ban cluster bombs?

“What makes politics great is that it connects us to one another, the medical student with the migrant farmworker, enables us to make the sacrifices that improve the lives of those who need it and ennoble us all. Politics connects the privileged to those who struggle to make house payments, or put food on the…

Read more Capital Quote 6/19/08

By: Tammy Alexander WASHINGTON – Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) staff from the MCC Washington Office and MCC Central States attended a congressional field hearing in Brownsville, Texas, April 28 on the impact of the U.S.-Mexico border fence on the environment and local communities. The April 1 announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that it…

Read more MCC workers attend congressional hearing on the border fence