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Oppose U.S. military action against Syria   Last week the U.S. launched airstrikes against a Syrian military installation, without debate or approval by the U.S. Congress or U.N. Security Council. President Trump said the airstrikes were in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack in Idlib. The U.S. has already been increasing its military presence in…

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Isabella Madrid, a ninth-grade student at Eastern Mennonite School in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has earned the grand prize of $1,000 in an essay contest sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Washington Office. Madrid’s essay “Love Your Neighbor,” shared her family’s immigration story and analyzed current problems with U.S. immigration laws. She described the strenuous processes…

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After swearing in Attorney General Jeff Sessions on February 9, President Donald Trump signed three executive orders designed to “reduce crime and restore public safety.” The orders aim to develop strategies such as new legislation and a task force to reduce violent crime, drug trafficking, and immigration. The President has expressed his concern for the…

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days The 15th national Ecumenical Advocacy Days gathering will be held April 21-24 in Washington, D.C. The conference is a national gathering in Washington D.C. for people of faith who want to be a force for change for the world. Our office is one of the co-sponsors of the event. This year’s gathering will…

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