Category Archives: Global Issues

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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Interfaith Prayers for Those Affected by Typhoon Haiyan

From GreenFaith (http://greenfaith.org): For millions of people in the path of Typhoon Haiyan, the past several days have brought loss and suffering.  Those who are suffering are in our prayers. A year ago, we sent out prayers in the wake … Continue reading

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Become a Citizen Cosponsor of Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act

From the Campaign for America’s Future (http://www.ourfuture.org/): Huge corporations like Apple, Pfizer and Microsoft are dodging their taxes by shifting profits overseas. They’re shifting American jobs overseas, too. These schemes cost the American people almost $200 billion in lost revenue. … Continue reading

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Tell Congress: Don’t Cut Poverty-Fighting Foreign Aid – It Works!

From Oxfam America (http://www.oxfamamerica.org): American poverty-fighting aid is less than 1% of the federal budget, but it makes a huge difference. With the help of a small investment from our government, people in poverty are able to build a dream, … Continue reading

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