Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach

Rachel Leininger, a senior at Bethany Christian High School in Goshen, Indiana, has won the $750 top prize in the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Washington Office 2018-19 annual essay contest. Leininger’s essay, “Communication in Place of Isolation,” calls for the U.S. government to engage with the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea…

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Urge Congress to end the administration’s policy of prosecuting asylum seekers, which is a direct violation of their rights under U.S. and international law. Congress should also move to immediately reunify children who have been separated from their parents under the administration’s policy. Background: On May 7, the Trump administration formalized a policy of forcibly separating immigrant children from…

Read more End family detention and separation

Today 15 U.S. churches and Christian agencies, including MCC U.S., released a statement in response to the events in Gaza. The statement says, in part: More than 1.3 million of Gaza’s nearly 2 million people are refugees. The Gaza demonstrations are an assertion of Palestinian rights: the rights of refugees, the right to demonstrate peacefully…

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