Africa

Five years ago, the crisis in the region of Darfur erupted. The conflict has killed 300,000 and forced another two million to flee their homes.  In 2005, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed by the conflicting groups.  Last year, African Union and United Nations peacekeeping troops (UNAMID) arrived in Sudan. Despite the signing of…

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On June 24, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation (S. 2166). The legislation was then reported for consideration to the full Senate. In a statement Senator Bob Casey (PA) said, “I’m pleased that at a time when nations around the world are suffering and their…

Read more Jubilee Act Passes the Senate Foreign Relations Committee!

Tammy Alexander has a new article out for Third Way Cafe, in which she discusses some of her recent opportunities to inspire – and to be inspired – through Anabaptists’ peace and justice work.  A short excerpt: In Washington, it’s hard to know how many churches are taking an active interest in the peace and…

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We all know that much work remains to meet the needs of refugees, and to deal with the violence and the persecution that causes the displacement in the first place. We’re improving our refugee programs, and we’re looking for the most effective ways to help those who seek resettlement in the United States. And we’re…

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