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From Alertnet.org: An estimated 77,996 people returned to south Sudan in the six weeks up to Dec. 15, according to the U.N. humanitarian coordinating agency, OCHA. “We have increased numbers of stranded returnees. You get people whose resources are exhausted at a certain stage in the journey. This is not a sign of a planned…

Read more South Sudanese face tough homecoming ahead of independence vote

Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach writes about peace in the Middle East for PeaceSigns. But the reality in today’s Bethlehem, as well as in the rest of the West Bank and Gaza, is a far cry from that serene scene. Peace talks, which re-started fitfully this fall, have ground to a halt. Israel continues to build settlements…

Read more Christmas cards for peace

Christina Warner reflects on the Child Nutrition Reauthorization law for Third Way Cafe: With one-in-four children in the United States at risk of hunger, enhancing school lunches is surely necessary. Increasing access through direct enrollment and expansion of programs can help. But cutting essential assistance to families in order to do it cannot be an acceptable answer…

Read more Looking at Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Colombia has one of the highest levels of forced disappearances in the world, according to a new report released for Human Rights Day. Mention the word disappearances in the Latin American context and most people think of Argentina and Chile. But the magnitude of the tragedy in Colombia may be even greater. Human rights defenders,…

Read more Breaking the Silence: In Search of Colombia’s Disappeared

Action: Keep calling your senators and urge them to pass the House version of the DREAM Act (H.R.6497). You can call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Update: Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed it’s version of the DREAM Act 216-198. The Senate voted this morning to delay debate on it’s modified DREAM bill (S.3992), hoping…

Read more MCC Action Alert: DREAM Act – Keep Calling the Senate