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MCC U.S. releases a statement on white supremacy and racism

In a recent statement, Mennonite Central Committee U.S. addressed the events that took place in Charlottesville, VA. on Saturday, August 12. Andrew Wright, of the MCC Central States region, composed the statement with the consultation of other staff and board members. “Mennonite Central Committee is a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches that shares God’s love…

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Responsibility for the legacy of war

It was “a war that nobody won,” writes historian Stanley Karnow of the United States’ decades-long military engagement in Vietnam. Ultimately, “its legacy [is] still to be assessed…but whether a valid venture or a misguided endeavor, it was a tragedy of epic dimensions.” The legacy of the Vietnam War is often tallied with civilian and…

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Washington E-Memo

Funding bills for 2018 moving forward On July 27, the House of Representatives passed a “security minibus” set of spending bills for fiscal year 2018. It includes $1.6 billion for 70 miles of additional physical barriers along the southwest border with Mexico. House leadership added the border wall money in such a way that no separate vote was…

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Urge President Trump and members of Congress to protect women and children from Central America

Action: Send a letter to President Trump and your members of Congress urging them to ensure that the federal government response to mothers and children seeking safety in the U.S. is compassionate and humane. Background: In recent years, there has been an increase in mothers with children – and teenagers traveling without family – coming…

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Urge Congress: Support peace, justice and equality in Palestine and Israel

Last month 15 Christian organizations, including MCC U.S., sent a briefing paper to all members of Congress and to the White House calling for U.S. policies that promote peace, justice and equality for Israelis and Palestinians. The paper states, “Regardless of the underlying political governance structures, equal rights and opportunities must be assured for all…

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