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The MCC U.S. Washington Office celebrates 50 years! This summer, our office will celebrate 50 years since its founding in 1968. This spring’s special edition of our print newsletter takes a look back at the Washington Office’s work over the past 50 years. Read it here or download the PDF version. Join us Tuesday, July 17 as we celebrate…

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Read in Spanish.  Family separation at the border “Wouldn’t you feel anguish if they took your kids? I’d be going crazy. It’s inhumane.”–Public defender in McAllen, Texas “[Attorney General Jeff] Sessions is a law-and-order man who believes he is protecting our country. I’m a man, a son, a father and a writer who worries about…

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On the eve of Mother’s Day, the Trump administration formalized a policy of forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, a practice that, in recent months, has already led to the separation of hundreds of families. The new policy is a cruel response to immigrants seeking asylum (safety) in the United States, many…

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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…

Read more Mennonite pastors join efforts to advocate for foreign assistance

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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