Love in the time of sanctions

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

Blessed are the peacemakers

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.

One law for all

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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Support criminal justice reform

Ask your senators to support S. 2123, the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. Background: The United States currently incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. Decades of harsh sentences, particularly mandatory minimums, have caused the prison population to swell. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act will bring several reforms, including reducing some…

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