January 2017

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Yesterday Mennonite Central Committee U.S. issued a call to welcome immigrants and refugees, decrying the executive actions┬átaken by the president┬áthis week. Read the statement and consider taking action: Call the White House and your members of Congress. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Sample text is available here. Join us in…

Read more Welcoming immigrants and refugees as neighbors

The U.S. government has been an integral leader in the fight against extreme poverty globally, investing in life-saving humanitarian and development needs. The needs remain enormous. About 65.3 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide by violent conflicts and natural disasters like drought and famine. Among them are nearly 21.3 million refugees, more than half of…

Read more The greatest act is love

Last call for essays! January 27 is the deadline for submissions to our annual high school essay contest! Essays should focus on one of the following topics: gun violence, Colombia or immigration. Grand prize is $1,000, with three honorable mention prizes of $500 each. The winners will be announced in late March. Click here to…

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