2012

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Ruth Keidel Clemens, program director for MCC U.S. stands with faith leaders in support of legislative action to prevent gun violence at a press conference outside the National Cathedral on December 21st, 2012. MCC U.S. comments for the event are available here. The Fear Not campaign, referred to in Ruth’s comments can be found  here.…

Read more Mennonite Central Committee U.S. responds to Newtown, CT shooting.

Tammy Alexander writes about immigration reform in the latest Mennonite World  Review. “I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally.” Those words were uttered by Ronald Reagan in 1984 during a presidential debate with Walter Mondale. Reagan…

Read more Reforming immigration

Patricia Kisare writes about the U.S. commitment to addressing HIV in the latest Third Way Cafe. To achieve an AIDS-free generation, care and medicine must be provided to every HIV-positive person while keeping focus on preventing new infections. Antiretroviral medicines have proven to reduce the chance of transmission by 96 percent. Therefore, as more HIV-positive…

Read more HIV: No Longer a Death Sentence

This immigration policy update gives a summary of developments in Congress, the Obama administration, and at the state level. Topics include: Post-election analysis Updates on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Prosecutorial Discretion New resources Advocacy toolkits, webinars The update is available in English and Spanish.

Monday, December 10th, 2012; 4pm Eastern Time Call in number: 805-399-1000; code: 104402 Please RSVP for the optional webinar The Interfaith Immigration Coalition is launching a “Breaking Bread and Building Bridges” campaign to push for immigration reform and build grassroots momentum. Local events such as potlucks, vigils, and detention visitation will connect advocates with those…

Read more December 10th: Breaking Bread and Building Bridges Call/Webinar