Action Alerts

This Halloween, don’t forget the real-life scary fiends that lurk around the corner, threatening our friends in poor countries: Vulture Funds. Of the 41 Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) considered eligible for debt relief, 20 have faced legal action from Vulture Funds. They prowl the globe buying poor country debt at pennies on the dollar,…

Read more Jubilee USA issues Halloween call to stop vulture funds

MCC partner, Justapaz, reports an ongoing state of crisis in the northern Colombian province of Córdoba. So far in 2009, six Protestant church leaders from southern Córdoba have been murdered by paramilitary armed groups. Several attempted murders and dozens of death threats have caused the forced displacement of hundreds of people. Some churches have been…

Read more Action Alert: Colombian Church Leaders Face Murder and Threats

“We could easily be killed for saying this, but the international church needs to know.” MCC partner in Colombia, Justapaz, released a communiqué on September 20 highlighting cases of human rights violations against church leaders in northern Colombia. The communiqué states: Crisis in Córdoba. So far in 2009 six Protestant church leaders from southern Córdoba have…

Read more Colombian Church Leaders Face Assassinations and Threats

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (WI) is circulating a ‘Dear Colleague’ letter, which urges members of Congress to sign  a letter to President Obama. This letter expresses concern and urges caution regarding a U.S. military base agreement with Colombia. People in Colombia continue to suffer from widespread human rights abuses and mass displacement. Last year more than…

Read more Oppose the U.S. Military Base Agreement with Colombia