Violence & Hate

Violence & Hate

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August 13, 2008

Pentecost Summer Membership Drive Continues The Pentecost Summer Membership Drive is still going strong. So far almost 350 people have recruited at least one new member this summer. Have you? You can check here. There's still time to invite your friends and get in the running for great prizes. Be...

June 3, 2008

More than 275 congregations of a wide variety of faiths in all 50 United States and the District of Columbia will display an anti-torture banner on the exterior of their buildings during June, which religious and human-rights organizations have designated as Torture Awareness Month.

In...

May 23, 2008

Church leaders in Zambia have called on the country's president, Levy Mwanawasa, who chairs the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), to convene a special meeting of the region's leaders to deal with a wave of xenophobic violence in South Africa.

 

"SADC heads of state...

May 6, 2008

"Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation. And it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. As long as it continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equity, development and peace." – Kofi Annan,...

May 6, 2008

The International Violence Against Women Act is a historic effort to address violence against women globally. The legislation provides $1 billion over five years to the U.S. government to create a comprehensive strategy to reduce violence in 10-20 diverse countries that have severe levels of...

April 24, 2008

Here is a quick update on the legislation addressed in our alerts so far this spring.

Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 -- S. 1200 -- The first update of critical Indian Health Care in 16 years passed the Senate 83-10 in February and is awaiting consideration by the...

January 10, 2008

Church leaders in Kenya say they fear that tensions could arise in schools in areas affected by post-election violence, while the United Nations Children's Fund said it was concerned about what the unrest was doing to young people.

"We are watching the situation. We fear some threats to...

January 9, 2008

National church bodies in India have demanded access to the troubled Kandhamal region of Orissa state to distribute relief and visit the families affected by a recent outbreak of violence said to be aimed at Christians.

"We are established and credible national bodies and have every...

December 12, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday December 12, 2007-- Two hundred and seventy seven (277) leaders of faith-based organizations, labor rights groups and Filipino-American associations have sent a letter of concern to members of Congress protesting human rights abuses in...

December 3, 2007

Dear Members of the United States Congress,

We, the leaders and members of faith-based, Filipino-American, labor, and human rights organizations concerned with the on-going human rights crisis faced by our friends and colleagues in the Philippines’ civil society, wish to express our support...

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