Category Archives: Global Issues

Urge PA’s Senators to Stand Up for Diplomacy

From Peace Action (http://www.peace-action.org): The 114th Congress convened in Washington this week, with many Members eager to express their hawkish foreign policy views, especially when it comes to Iran. Please ask our Senators to stand up for diplomacy in the … Continue reading

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Richest 1% Percent To Have More Than Rest of Humanity Combined

Published on Monday, January 19, 2015 by Common Dreams New Oxfam report shows the scale of global inequality is ‘simply staggering’ By Jon Queally, staff writer (Graphic: Oxfam International) In less than two years, if current trends continued unchecked, the … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Stand Up for Diplomacy

From Peace Action (http://peace-action.org/): The 114th Congress convened in Washington this week, with many Members eager to express their hawkish foreign policy views, especially when it comes to Iran. Please ask your Senators to stand up for diplomacy in the … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day—January 11, National

Just a reminder that Sunday, January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day-a day dedicated to raising concern about sexual slavery and labor trafficking worldwide.  It started in 2007, when the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking … Continue reading

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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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