February 2014

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Theo Sitther reflects on Haiti’s history in the latest Third Way Cafe. Haiti faces a deeply rooted problem, which pre-dates the 2010 earthquake, of systemic economic injustice and inequality. Decades of economic policies, largely imposed by the international community, have crippled Haiti’s ability to build a society that thrives and prospers. Read the article here.

Independent armed groups continue to cause grave suffering in eastern Congo. In the latest Mennonite World Review, Patricia Kisare writes about the current conflict and how it is influenced by U.S. public policy. Mennonite Central Committee advocates for programs that encourage armed groups to disarm and be reintegrated into the mainstream society. In Congo, MCC…

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February 10 interfaith immigration call/webinar The Republican standards and next steps toward immigration reform Monday, Feb. 10, 4:00pm EST/1:00pm PST Call-in number 805-399-1000, Code 104402 Please RSVP for the visual portion of the webinar Following Speaker Boehner’s recent release of House Republican Standards for Immigration Reform, the Interfaith Immigration Coalition invites you to a conversation…

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Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach writes about current Pentagon spending levels in the latest PeaceSigns. The budget agreement reached in December keeps some of the automatic “sequestration” cuts in place for the Pentagon but softens the blow by spreading them out over more years. Compared to drawdowns after previous wars, Pentagon spending will still remain at historically…

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