August 2010

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On Sept. 25-27, advocates will gather in Washington, DC, to call for the abolition of mountaintop removal and surface mining. Mountaintop removal has already destroyed over 500 of the world’s oldest mountains and more than 2,000 miles of streams, and has contaminated our nation’s waters. Appalachia Rising strives to unite coalfield residents and organizations with…

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Mary Stata writes for PeaceSigns about steps the U.S. can take to prevent violent conflict around the world: “‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,’ the old saying goes.  Adages about the merits of prevention abound, urging action before a dilemma or problem develops.  Despite the prevalence of these truisms, our government…

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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…

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