advocacy

The MCC Washington Office recently hosted members of our new network of “volunteer advocacy coordinators” in D.C. for training, networking and advocacy. The network is an effort to increase advocacy throughout the U.S. through engagement with the Washington Office. Coordinators represent the states of California, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. During their time…

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MCC’s Jacqueline Block, a Service Worker in Mexico, reflects on the biblical relationship between righteousness, peace and advocacy. I find myself returning to scripture…seeking guidance, seeking for understanding.  Two verses stand out: “The seeds of the fruit of righteousness are planted in peace by those who are making peace” (James 3:18) and “Loving-kindness and truth have…

Read more Righteousness, Peacemaking and Advocacy: A Biblical Reflection

The MCC Washington Office just published a new resource for congregations to reflect and advocate for trade justice. According to the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, “Trade justice is people-centered, respects human rights, and guarantees food security, livelihoods and sustainable development for the whole of society. It recognizes the right of all people to have a say…

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In my travel to Haiti last week our group met with Jean Valéry Vital-Herne, the national coordinator for Défi Michée (Micah Challenge, Haiti), which represents Haitian protestant churches and works to eradicate poverty. Valéry spoke to us about his vision to see the church active in advocating for social, economic and political change in Haiti. His…

Read more A Theological Reflection from Haiti

MCC just completed an advocacy delegation to Haiti. Staff from our offices in Ottawa, New York, Communications department and myself from Washington visited Haiti to learn, reflect and act for social, economic and political justice in Haiti. The following reflection was written by Linda Espenshade (MCC Communications) on Wednesday, August 11: The situation in Haiti…

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