Changing tides

There’s a saying I’ve heard that goes something like this: “Change is the only thing that’s consistent in life.”  I have found that to be true in my own life.  I have changed where I’ve lived, changed majors in college, changed careers, and have even experienced a shift in my vocational journey. Peacemaking and social…

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Washington E-Memo

Dreamers, border walls and the budget To keep the government running past Thursday, Congress will need to find agreement on several issues including how to protect nearly 700,000 immigrants known as “Dreamers” from deportation. To end a government shutdown last month, Senate leaders promised to allow a vote on Dreamer legislation by February 8. A White House proposalincludes…

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Welcome home

For many people who have been incarcerated for a long period of time, returning home may seem like the biggest day of their life. They may be faced with feelings of relief, excitement, nervousness and fear. Upon release, some are given a range of items, such as clothing for the day, medication for the week,…

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Urge your members of Congress to support the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act

Action: Urge your members of Congress to support the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act Background: A mother and father in Texas face deportation after U.S. Border Patrol officers initiated removal proceedings at a Texas hospital where the couple sought emergency care for their infant. The actions of the Border Patrol officers clearly violate the federal government’s own policy which prohibits immigration…

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Urge diplomacy with North Korea, not war

Tell President Trump to stop escalating threats against North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). Background: In recent days the threats between the U.S. and North Korea have grown extremely worrisome, with President Trump threatening “fire and fury,” saying that U.S. military “solutions” are “locked and loaded” and North Korea threatening to launch a missile towards Guam.…

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