September 2018

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Read in Spanish Spending bills Congress has not yet approved a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), so it will likely pass a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the agency funded through December 7. As of this writing, the CR does not include additional funds  for border security or immigration enforcement. However,…

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With more than 2 million men and women held in U.S. jails and prisons, the need for criminal justice reform has become evident. But legislators disagree on what these reforms should look like. Some believe tough sentencing tactics — like mandatory minimums — must continue to keep communities safe. Many are driven by a desire…

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Recently at a small group gathering, a friend asked how we were regulating our media intake. “Some days I can’t handle hearing more bad news, but I know it is a privilege to be uninformed,” she commented. We agreed:  we are weary with hearing what’s wrong with our world and weary with feeling powerless to…

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Announcing our high school essay contest We are now accepting submissions for the annual high school essay contest! This year’s topics include: Gun violence Immigration North Korea Anabaptist youth who are of high school age within the U.S. and Puerto Rico are eligible to enter and win up to $750! The deadline for submitting essays…

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