May 2018

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On May 9, pastors Nehemiah Chigoji, from Upland (Calif.) Peace Church, and Hilaire Louis Jean, from Church of God Prince of Peace in Miami, joined about 30 faith leaders from 21 states, to advocate for an increase in funding for poverty-focused, humanitarian and peacebuilding programs. Their meetings were part of a broader effort by the…

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Displaced from her home by Boko Haram attacks at Madagali, Nigeria and the Nigerian military’s response, Christy and her family fled to the area of Girei in Adamawa State. As the family of seven tried to escape the violence, Christy was abducted and forced into marriage with a Boko Haram member. She was lucky to…

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Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula The leaders of North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK) and South Korea met April 27 in a historic summit that offers hope for steps towards reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula. As President Trump and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, move closer to a summit in…

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As a person of faith, I feel compelled to speak out against the increasing threat of nuclear war.  How can we remain silent when politicians at the highest level talk seriously about using nuclear weapons? I feel blessed not only to be part of MCC’s advocacy team but also to be part of a small…

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