September 2010

Eight months have passed since the devastating earthquake in Haiti and progress toward development and reconstruction remains slow. More than 1.5 million people are still living in camps and makeshift shelters in and around Port-au-Prince. U.S. development efforts in Haiti need a plan and a framework that promotes sustainable long term development. The Haiti Empowerment,…

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The MCC Washington Office is inviting submissions for our 12th annual high school essay contest. This year’s grand prize is $500 with three regional winners each receiving $100. Students can choose to write on immigration, Israel-Palestine or U.S. military spending, and all essays must be submitted by December 17, 2010. The contest is open to…

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Budrus is an award winning documentary about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Just Vision, the organization which produced Budrus, seeks to engage audiences everywhere with Palestinians and…

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In August staff from MCC’s offices in Washington, New York, Ottawa and Akron visited Haiti as part of an MCC advocacy delegation. The purpose of this trip was to meet with MCC’s staff in Haiti, connect with partner organizations and to gain a first hand look at the situation on the ground. Click here for…

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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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