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A prayer service for peace in Colombia. Colombia is one of  the topics for this year's essay contest. MCC photo/Anna Vogt.

Last call for essays! January 27 is the deadline for submissions to our annual high school essay contest! Essays should focus on one of the following topics: gun violence, Colombia or immigration. Grand prize is $1,000, with three honorable mention prizes of $500 each. The winners will be announced in late March. Click here to…

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At this time of year the hearts and minds of many Christians turn toward the “little town” of Bethlehem. Bethlehem still exists today as a Palestinian city in the West Bank, under Israeli military occupation. But recently the little “town” of Amona has been getting more attention. Amona is an “outpost,” housing about 40 families…

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During the tumultuous campaign season, the 24-hour news cycle of U.S. politics hardly reported on anything but the election. However, if you seek out international news, you likely heard about the volatile peace accord vote in Colombia one month ahead of U.S. elections. While many in Colombia do support an end to the conflict, a…

Read more Votes Reveal Divisions

West Coast MCC sponsored a borderlands learning tour for students from Fresno Pacific University (California). Participants walk the same path that thousands of immigrants have walked on in the desert near the Mexico-U.S. border. (Photo/Angel De Leon)

Transitions are always difficult. Eight years ago when President Obama came into office, many immigration advocates had an abundance of hope. Obama had campaigned with very immigrant-friendly rhetoric and expectations were high. Those hopes quickly turned to frustration as, in his first year in office, deportations increased. Although in 2012 Obama protected some from deportation…

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By Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach Forty years ago, in April 1975, the Vietnam War came to an end. But that same month, a civil war was beginning in another part of the world. The war in Lebanon would eventually take the lives of an estimated 150,000 people and devastate the country’s infrastructure, before coming to an…

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In her most recent article, Tammy Alexander shares difficult stories of how the U.S. government is treating thousands of women, children & men that have fled violence in their communities and crossed the border to seek refuge & potentially asylum.  According to the [Human Right’s Watch] report’s author, Clara Long, “In its frenzy to stem…

Read more You don’t have rights here…