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Monday, September 26 was a landmark day for Colombians as they witnessed the signing of a peace accord between the government and the FARC guerrillas. The ongoing conflict has spanned more than five decades. The MCC Washington Office helped coordinate a time of prayer and music on Monday to celebrate the important moment, but also…

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As President Obama calls for more generosity and welcome toward refugees, his administration continues to put refugee families from Central America into detention centers and deport them back to the dangers from which they fled. Mothers and children in a family detention center in Berks County, Pennsylvania, where some have languished for more than a year,…

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hands of a prisoner on prison bars

Ask your member of Congress to support H.R. 3713, the Sentencing Reform Act. Background: Decades of overly harsh sentences, particularly mandatory minimums, have led to a dramatic increase in the incarcerated population in the U.S. Our country now incarcerates more people than any other in the world. Unfair sentences have affected millions of families across…

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The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) is probably one of the most mysterious and least visited places in the world for North Americans. Even for many U.S. policymakers, DPRK is often seen through a political cloud of fear and presented as an unknowable and unpredictable enemy. For the U.S. government, the label of…

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Peace Club members at Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Islamic Secondary School in Wase Plateau State, Nigeria

Across the globe, the importance of young people and their involvement in a sustainable future is both evident and indispensable. People under 30 now make up the majority of the world’s population. About 600 million of these young people live in areas affected by conflict and instability. Last year, the United Nations Security Council adopted…

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Faith leaders and immigrant rights advocates rallied for #Not1More deportation outside the White House on July 31, 2014.

Recently the U.S. Senate considered two bills related to immigration enforcement. Both bills were introduced in response to the death of Kate Steinle who was shot while walking on a pier in San Francisco last year. Reports indicate the man who shot Steinle, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, was not aiming at her but was firing recklessly and…

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