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By Joshua Russell A recent article in the Washington Post showed a map of “the most racist parts” of the United States. This map was determined by data from Google, who had tracked the frequency of searches for a particular racial slur in media markets across the country. Markets that had a higher search rate…

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In the Colombian community of Mampujan, a rare but exciting peace and reconciliation process is occurring. Mampujan is the only community that has received a sentence under Colombia’s Justice and Peace Law, allowing the community to receive reparations for their displacement. On January 18, a second hearing was held to ensure the reparations were being…

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Earlier this year ten young adults from the Americas (Canada, US, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru) and two coordinators began a two-year Mennonite Central Committee term in Colombia to reflect, serve and advocate alongside Colombian communities.  “Participants of the program come together for two years to reflect on the issues that maintain barriers – from economics,…

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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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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…

Read more A Theological Reflection from Haiti

MCC just completed an advocacy delegation to Haiti. Staff from our offices in Ottawa, New York, Communications department and myself from Washington visited Haiti to learn, reflect and act for social, economic and political justice in Haiti. The following reflection was written by Linda Espenshade (MCC Communications) on Wednesday, August 11: The situation in Haiti…

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