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A Mississippi Freedom Summer Pilgrimage: An Atrocity We Must Never Forget

By Marian Wright Edelman and Julia Cass The site in the photograph below, along a back road near Philadelphia, Mississippi, was the final stop on our step-by-step journey through the final tragic day of Freedom Summer volunteers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, … Continue reading

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Standing Our Ground: Justice and Equity for All God’s Children—July 14-18, Haley Farm, TN

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Standing Our Ground: Justice and Equity for All God’s Children (http://www.childrensdefense.org/programs-campaigns/faith-based-action/proctor-institute/); that’s the title for this summer’s Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry. Register now for July 14-18, 2014. Whether you are a first-timer, … Continue reading

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Gun Violence Prevention & Children’s Sabbath Service—October 20, Washington, DC and Live Stream

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): The Children’s Defense Fund and Washington National Cathedral invite you to join us on Sunday, October 20th for a forum on ending the gun violence epidemic at 10:10 a.m., followed by a Children’s Sabbath … Continue reading

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2013 Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry—July 15-19, Clinton, TN

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): We are so eager to welcome you home to the Proctor Institute at CDF Haley Farm!  Last summer, as you may know, was the first in 18 years that the Proctor Institute for Child … Continue reading

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Engaging Faith Communities to Protect Children from Gun Violence–January 18–20, National

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): The Children’s Defense Fund is partnering with a wide spectrum of faith communities to protect children from gun violence. During the weekend of January 18 – 20, we encourage you to focus on ending … Continue reading

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2012 Children’s Sabbath Manual Available

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Lift up the children in your faith community and answer the call to pursue justice. The 2012 Children’s Sabbath manual (http://www.childrensdefense.org/programs-campaigns/faith-based-action/childrens-sabbaths/childrens-sabbaths-manual-21-online.html) serves as a guide for you and your faith community to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Cut—Protecting Children from Budget Cuts

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Did you know we launched a new campaign to protect children from budget cuts? The Be Careful What You Cut campaign (http://www.childrensdefense.org/be-careful-what-you-cut/) is grounded in three provocative print advertisements that make the economic case … Continue reading

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Tolerance of Poverty

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman The latest edition of UNICEF’s report on child poverty showed the United States ranks second out of 35 developed countries on the scale of what economists call “relative child poverty” … Continue reading

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Kids Count: Tallying the High Costs of the Economy for Children

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marian Wright Edelman    “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and … Continue reading

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Zero Tolerance Discipline Policies in Schools: A Failing Idea

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marian Wright Edelman   Many school children in America are on summer break right now, but here’s a pop quiz about discipline policies in our nation’s schools that’s just for grownups:   … Continue reading

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