gun violence

More people in the United States die from gun violence than HIV, Parkinson’s disease, malnutrition, hypertension and other medical conditions, but gun violence receives less funding for research. Medical professionals have been advocating for funding that would empower the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health to research gun violence as a public health crisis.…

Read more A public health approach to gun violence

So far this year the House of Representatives has made various efforts and held numerous hearings to address the United States’ unique gun violence problem. The House Judiciary Committee recently advanced three gun violence prevention bills that would outlaw large capacity ammunition magazines, provide funding to states to enact Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) and bar individuals…

Read more Gun violence: Loving our neighbors so they may flourish

September 3, 2019 An urgency and a responsibility to address climate change Mennonite Central Committee’s partners around the world detail in no uncertain terms how climate change is impacting their communities. In Latin America and the Caribbean, unpredictable seasonal rainfall and recurring drought are causing food shortages and contributing to increased migration. In sub-Saharan Africa,…

Read more Washington E-Memo

After last night’s massacre of nine men and women at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Ewuare Osayande, Anti-Oppression Coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee U.S., published the following reflection: As Anti-Oppression Coordinator with Mennonite Central Committee, U.S., I stand with many others across this nation whose hearts are filled with grief in…

Read more Massacre in South Carolina

Jesse Epp-Fransen reflects on the massacre of innocents in light of the current political debate concerning gun  violence. The story of the Massacre of the Innocents in Matthew seems out of place in a story of good news and glad tidings. During the Christmas season, when we celebrate the coming of the Lord with angels…

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Diego Luna, a Mexican film star, calls for action to stop the flow of weapons from the United States to Mexico. Sign a petition to President Obama calling on him to take action to the stop gun smuggling to Mexico.