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E-Memo newsletter  Sign up here to receive our E-Memo every month. Looking for some of our past E-Memos? They are archived here. March 10, 2020 Join us at Ecumenical Advocacy Days We hope you can join us in Washington, D.C., April 24-27, for Ecumenical Advocacy Days, an important gathering of Christian advocates and activists. We will worship, delve deeply into…

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Take up weeping and wailing for the mountains,    and a lamentation for the pastures of the wilderness, because they are laid waste so that no one passes through,    and the lowing of cattle is not heard; both the birds of the air and the animals    have fled and are gone. (Jeremiah 9:10)…

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Senate passes resolution on global malnutrition On January 14 the Senate approved a resolution, sponsored by Sen. Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Coons (D-Del.), to encourage greater efforts by the United States to end maternal and child malnutrition globally. Annually 2.6 million children die as a result of undernutrition, representing 45% of all child deaths. The World Health Organization reports that in…

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More people in the United States die from gun violence than HIV, Parkinson’s disease, malnutrition, hypertension and other medical conditions, but gun violence receives less funding for research. Medical professionals have been advocating for funding that would empower the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health to research gun violence as a public health crisis.…

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In 2016 members of the House and Senate could not agree whether women should be required to register with Selective Service, the apparatus to mobilize a military draft. Though the military opened combat roles to women in 2013, only men are required to register when they turn 18. Congress formed the National Commission on Military, National…

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