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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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Read in Spanish.  Dreamers, border walls and the budget With the continuing budget resolution due to expire on Friday, Congress is close to finalizing a budget deal for Fiscal Year 2018. The deal reportedly contains $1.6 billion for border security including 33 miles of new “fencing.” Not included is funding the White House had requested for 10,000…

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Addressing gun violence On February 14, a 19-year-old gunman killed seventeen students at a Florida high school with an AR-15 assault rifle. This tragedy, like many others, has led to renewed discussions about federal gun laws. President Trump and others have suggested arming teachers and school officials with weapons. After receiving a backlash from students at…

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“A $25 billion boondoggle is not only an outlandish waste of taxpayers’ money, but is also not a smart investment in border security or what families and communities in New Mexico want or need.”—New Mexico senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich “It’s tough. I want to say yes to getting more protection. But I can’t.…

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