September 2010

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Theo Sitther writes for PeaceSigns about his recent trip to Haiti: In August, I visited Haiti as part of a delegation of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) staff.  The purpose of this trip was to meet with MCC’s staff in Haiti, connect with partner organizations and to gain a firsthand look  at the situation on the…

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Mary Stata writes for Third Way Cafe about the ongoing advocacy effort of religious leaders in central Africa to urge a negotiated resolution to the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict. Last May, Congress passed the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act.  This bill signals increased US commitment to supporting long term reconstruction for…

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Pause at noon to pray for peace on Tuesday, Sept. 21, the International Day of Peace. This initiative, called A Million Minutes for Peace, has dozens of faith-based sponsors and organizational partners, including MCC, Third Way Media, Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Learn more here.

On Wednesday, September 15 the State Department announced that Colombia has been certified in order to receive U.S. military funding. Provisions in U.S. law prohibits U.S. military funding to foreign military units that violate human rights with impunity. Every year the State Department conducts a certification process to ensure that countries are meeting human rights…

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Ten years after world leaders first promised to cut extreme poverty in half, there are still 29,000 children who die every day due to preventable causes. Next week, President Obama will join 140 other Heads of State in New York to discuss how best to meet the Millennium Development Goals in the next five years.…

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