March 2012

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Please join the Interfaith Immigration Coalition’s Monday, April 2nd grassroots call at 4:00PM EDT on immigration detention. Anna Campbell from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service will give an update on a new community support network, their visitation ministry, and new resources.  More information

Duane Beachey of MCC Great Lakes SWAP program, writes about poverty in Appalachia and the complex relationship between economic development and resource extraction interests. What struck me most living in Appalachia was not the poverty, which I expected, but the wealth that goes out of these counties. In 2010, a billion dollars worth of coal…

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By Theo Sitther, Legislative Associate, MCC U.S. Washington Office Revised Common Lectionary Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Psalm 119:9-16; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33 It is budget season here in Washington. This means that the relevant committees in Congress are busy conducting hearings, meeting with interest groups and drafting legislation that will set U.S. spending amounts…

Read more March 25 (5th Sunday of Lent) Faith Reflection