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Peace and Refugees Around the World
12/18/2013 Refugees are people who are forced to leave their home country due to war and violence, seeking peace in a foreign country. The Christmas season is associated with the coming of Jesus to bring peace to the earth. One of the ways that peace is made today is by welcoming refugees into a new, safe community. You can take action to help integrate refugees and migrants, and support their quest for employment, education and wellbeing.
Intercept the Traffickers
12/06/2013 On Feb. 2, 2014, thousands will travel to the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., to take part in Super Bowl festivities. Among the travelers will be those who arrive in New Jersey by force, fraud or coercion — they will not be there freely, but as victims of human trafficking. You can act to help intercept the traffickers.
Serving the Nation Under Threat of Sexual Assault
10/28/2013 Women and girls around the world face violence and persecution every day. Amnesty International estimates that, “At least one out of every three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.” The high frequency for gender-based violence constitutes a global epidemic. One arena where sexual assault and under-reporting has been most prevalent is in the military.
Combating Climate Change: President Obama's Proposal for Sustainability
10/17/2013 It can generally be said that the planet earth and its natural resources are gifts shared by all of humanity. However, it is no secret that decades of human reliance on fossil fuels and other non-sustainable methods of energy consumption have taken a toll on the earth’s environment. On June, 25, 2013, in a speech at Georgetown University, President Obama unveiled his multi-point Climate Action plan to significantly cut American carbon pollution and combat global climate change. The President’s national climate change initiative has the goals of reducing America’s carbon pollution output, increasing the implementation of more sustainable means of energy production, and lessening the inevitable impacts of climate change on the U.S. population.
Help End Hunger on World Food Day by Tatiana Dwyer
10/14/2013 Every year on October 16, the global community of food justice advocates committed to ending hunger and poverty celebrate World Food Day. This is a special day that mobilizes efforts around the globe to raise awareness, educate, advocate and call for action to end global hunger.
Continuing the Fight for Racial Justice and Civil Rights!
09/04/2013 As part of United Methodist Women’s ongoing work for racial justice and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, we are encouraging all people of conscience to continue the legacy of the marchers to agitate for racial justice in their communities, homes and lives.
09/03/2013 One particular action that the federal government can take that will beneficially impact working individuals living below the poverty line is to increase the minimum wage to a living wage.
Not a SNAP: Farm Bill Cuts Hurt Women, Children
07/12/2013 The Senate passed the farm bill S. 954 June 10 in a vote of 66-27, approving roughly $4 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program.
Coming Up Short
06/27/2013 Nursing impacts everyone. Alleviating the nursing shortage, providing quality care for all patients and ensuring that today’s nurses are not overworked and underappreciated are key to the success of ObamaCare.
Waiting to Hear From the Supremes
05/24/2013 In late May or early June, the Supreme Court will render a decision in a case brought by Shelby County, Ala., which challenged the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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