Category Archives: Global Issues

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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Keep the Dream Alive III—January 21, Aston

January 21, 2013 7:30 p.m. Meagher Theater, Thomas A Bruder, Jr. Life Center, Neumann University, Aston, PA Sponsored by Campus Ministry, Student Government, and The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Free-will offering will benefit Dawn’s Place, a refuge for … Continue reading

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The Path to Altruism

Matthieu Ricard, Project Syndicate, Op-Ed Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/path-altruism-1388850494 “Cooperation,” the Harvard University biologist Martin Nowak has written, is “the architect of creativity throughout evolution, from cells to multicellular creatures to anthills to villages to cities.” As mankind now tries to … Continue reading

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Little-Understood Emerging Realities in the Middle East: The Arab Spring, Democratization and Political Islam, and the New Paradigm in Israel/Palestine, Egypt and the Region—January 4, Lancaster

From Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness (http://www.lancasterinterchurchpeacewitness.org): Presentation: Attny Jonathan Kuttab & Beth Kuttab January 4, 2014 @ 8:30 AM Trinity Lutheran Church 31 S Duke Street, Lancaster, Fondersmith Auditorium (enter from Mifflin St.) Jonathan Kuttab, currently from Jerusalem and Washington DC, … Continue reading

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Tell Congress Four Years of Secretive TPP Negotiations Is Enough

From the Citizens Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org): This Saturday will mark the four-year anniversary of the Obama administration’s closed-door attempts to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement. Please tell Congress four years of secretive negotiations is more than enough … Continue reading

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Health Care in America: Global Perspectives on the Affordable Care Act—November 23, Elizabethtown

Saturday, November 23, 2013 10- 2:30 p.m. (Registration at 9:30 a.m.) Elizabethtown College, Susquehanna Room, Myers Hall The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is hosting a conference to explore the pluses and minuses of the new Affordable Care Act and … Continue reading

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