Sarah Birkebak

18 months after Haiti was devastated by the January 12, 2010 earthquake, many Haitians are still without basic homes or shelter and cholera continues to claim lives. In a recent interview with NPR, Paul Farmer, founding director of Partners in Health and United Nations Deputy Special Envoy in Haiti, speaks about the situation on the…

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Adrienne Wiebe writes for the MCC Latin America Advocacy blog reflecting on a Mennonite pastor’s perspective in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Here’s an excerpt: “How can we be a church of peace and hope in a context of overwhelming violence?” asks Pastor Carlos Martinez, in an interview in April, 2011. Martinez is the pastor of the Iglesia…

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Metamora Mennonite Church (Metamora, I.L.), Walnut Hill Mennonite Church (Goshen, I.N.), Manhattan Mennonite Church (New York, N.Y.), Joy Mennonite Church (Oklahoma City, O.K.) and Hebron Mennonite Church (Hagerstown, M.D.) were among the many churches that participated in the Days of Prayer and Action for Peace in Colombia this April. In addition to sending over 800…

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Ebuka Mefor writes about the situation in Ivory Coast for Third Way Cafe: Ivorians and many others on the continent are afraid and tired of civil wars. In Ivory Coast, one million people have been displaced due to the recent conflict. In the book of Romans we are instructed “to rejoice with those who rejoice…

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