Category Archives: Global Issues

Support the Global Food Security Act and Small Scale Food Producers

From Action Aid (http://www.actionaidusa.org): In the next two weeks, one of the most important bills of the year will be put in front of Congress – and we need your help to get it passed! More than 800 million people … Continue reading

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‘A Generation Cast Aside': Child Poverty On Rise in World’s Richest Countries

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/28/generation-cast-aside-child-poverty-rise-worlds-richest-countries Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Common Dreams Since 2008, child poverty has increased in a majority of the 41 most affluent nations, UNICEF report finds By Sarah Lazare, staff writer UNICEF report finds erosion of … Continue reading

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Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery—October 18, Aston

WHEN:  Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. WHERE:  Our Lady of Angels Convent, 610 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014 Human Trafficking in my neighborhood? This day is an opportunity to: Learn about the invisible, growing monster of child slavery … Continue reading

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The Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare—January 23-25, Princeton, NJ

You are invited to an interfaith conference on lethal drones, sponsored by several national denominations and faith groups. Princeton Theological Seminary Dinner on Friday, January 23 through lunch on Sunday, January 25, 2015 The conference will be addressing such questions … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the World Bank Privatize Water Around the Globe

From Corporate Accountability International (http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/): Right now, we’re experiencing a global water crisis. In fact, one in four people around the world don’t have enough safe drinking water. And nowhere is this crisis more severe than in sub-Saharan Africa. The … Continue reading

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The Power Project to Support Electrification in Africa is Here—Send Letters to Senators in Support

From ONE (http://www.one.org): Last month, the Senate introduced the Energize Africa Act, S. 2508 (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s2508), which has now been reported out of committee. This legislation, passed in the Senate as Electrify Africa, will provide electricity to 50 million people in sub-Saharan … Continue reading

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Child Migrants Fleeing Central America Seek Safety in U.S.

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): July 22, 2014 Children, some as young as five years old, have been making the dangerous trip from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador by themselves or with the help of paid smugglers. They … Continue reading

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New Law Strengthens Fight Against Human Trafficking

From Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania (http://www.lampa.org) A bill aimed at stopping human trafficking in Pennsylvania and supported by LAMPa has been signed into law after unanimously passing through the state legislature. The law, signed by Gov. Corbett July 2, gives … Continue reading

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Oxfam Food Index Assesses How Well Countries Meet People’s Food Needs

From Oxfam America (http://www.oxfamamerica.org): Oxfam Food Index: Today Oxfam released our “Good Enough to Eat” index, which assesses whether people have enough to eat, food quality, affordability, and dietary health across 125 countries. Number 1? The Netherlands. Last Place? Chad. … Continue reading

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Bread for the World Training Workshop—February 16, Monroeville

Reforming International Food Aid Sunday, February 16, 2014 2:00-5:00 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 4503 Old William Penn Highway Monroeville, PA 15146 Come learn about the 2014 Offering of Letters’ theme, legislative updates and more. Hosted by Larry Hollar, Bread … Continue reading

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