Category Archives: Global Issues

In Besieged Middle East, Food Becomes Weapon of War

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/01/29/besieged-middle-east-food-becomes-weapon-war Published on Friday, January 29, 2016 by Common Dreams Despite international laws prohibiting the use of starvation against civilians, forces on all sides preventing aid from reaching blockaded towns in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq By Nadia Prupis, … Continue reading

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Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium—January 18, Upper Darby

Please join us to learn about: Human Trafficking: The Role of the Church in Modern-Day Slavery Date: Monday January 18, 2016 (MLK Day), 9:30 AM -1 PM Location: FACCI (Fresh Anointing Christian Center International), 141 Garrett Road, Upper Darby, PA … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Reject Bill that Closes Door to Iraqi and Syrian Refugees

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Next week the Senate is planning to vote on H.R. 4038, a bill that would slam the door in the face of Iraqi and Syrian refugees who have been victimized by ISIS … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Keep US a Place of Refuge for Persons Fleeing Violence

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): In Washington, DC, politicians like to talk about the importance of defeating ISIS. Unfortunately, when it comes to helping the very people who are victims of ISIS and other violent groups, some … Continue reading

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A Public Forum—The Syrian Refugee Crisis: How People in Central Pennsylvania Can Help—December 5, Harrisburg

Harrisburg Friends Meeting (Quaker) and The Harrisburg Center for Peace and Justice present: A Public Forum—The Syrian Refugee Crisis: How People in Central Pennsylvania Can Help With Christine Baer, Congregational Resource Developer, Lancaster office of Church World Service Saturday, December … Continue reading

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Statements on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration Statement on Syrian Refugees and the Attacks in Paris On behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, I offer my deepest condolences to the families of the victims … Continue reading

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Urge President Obama to Seek International Talks to End Syrian Civil War

From Peace Action (http://www.peace-action.org/): Last week, with the help of our affiliates and allies, Connecticut Representative Jim Himes quickly organized a letter signed by 55 Members of Congress to President Obama calling for international talks to end the Syrian civil … Continue reading

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Sign Pledge for US to Welcome More Syrian Refugees

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): Our friends at Church World Service are helping to spearhead a campaign to get the U.S. to pledge to take in 65,000 Syrian refugees during 2016. As part of this campaign, a petition … Continue reading

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Planet’s Poor Set to Swell as World Bank Revises Poverty Line

By Shawn Donnan, CNBC The World Bank is to make the most dramatic change to its global poverty line in 25 years, raising its measure by a half to about $1.90 per day in a move likely to swell the … Continue reading

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The Global Refugee Crisis is a Moral Test for All of Us (Commentary)

David Gushee  | September 16, 2015 (RNS) Western claims to stand for human dignity and human rights usually look pretty hollow whenever a major refugee crisis hits. That is what is happening now, as millions of refugees seek asylum in Europe — … Continue reading

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