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Living in Limbo: Supreme Court Immigration Decision

By Hannah Evans on 06/24/2016 @ 04:23 PM

Tags: immigration

Every day, parents are torn from their children and young adults are deported to foreign countries unknown to them. Every day, families with mixed immigration status live with fear and anxiety of separation by deportation or detention. Today, millions of undocumented immigrants and their family members continue to live in limbo, rooted in their lives as Americans with no path towards legal status – temporary or permanent.

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Blueprint on Preventing Mass Violence for the Next President

By Julia Watson on 06/23/2016 @ 11:56 AM

We are excited to announce the convening of a high-level Experts Committee on Preventing Mass Violence to review current United States government prevention efforts and make recommendations to the next President.

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How Did Your Rep Vote on Endless War?

By Jim Cason on 06/15/2016 @ 10:00 AM

Tags: 1033, militarization, domestic

In mid-June, your representative got a chance to vote on cutting nuclear weapons, cluster bomb shipments to Saudi Arabia and authorizing war. Let them know what you think.

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The World Humanitarian Summit: We Need Action on Peacebuilding

By Julia Watson on 06/14/2016 @ 11:34 AM

Tags: ppdc, peacebuilding, world humanitarian summit, genocide and atrocities prevention act, atrocity prevention, conflict prevention

The World Humanitarian Summit concluded that "humanitarian action cannot be a substitute for political action" in light of the widespread suffering facing the world today. Congress must heed the Summit's recommendations and prioritize and amplify U.S. peacebuilding efforts.

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Five Ways to #LoveThyNeighbor

By Jim Cason on 06/03/2016 @ 06:00 PM

Tags: 1033, militarization, domestic

Urge Congress act to make #LoveThyNeighbor more than a hashtag.

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Failures in Yemen: Prioritizing Counterterrorism over Peacebuilding

By Julia Watson on 06/01/2016 @ 05:02 PM

Tags: ppdc, peacebuilding, yemen, counterterrorism

The failure of the narrow U.S. counterterrorism objective in Yemen illustrates the need for a broader, longer-term strategy – that includes a focus on a political solution and peacebuilding efforts – to more effectively end the current conflict and prevent violence in the future.

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5 Reasons Why President Obama’s Newest Executive Order Will Work

By Julia Watson on 05/27/2016 @ 11:31 AM

Tags: ppdc, peacebuilding, genocide and atrocities prevention act, executive order, atrocities prevention

Right now, it might feel like you can’t turn on the news without seeing coverage of atrocities taking place across the globe. The ongoing violence in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere demands urgent attention, and calls on us to answer the question of what more can be done to protect civilians at risk.

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Teaching Tolerance in Indonesian Schools

By Julia Watson on 05/17/2016 @ 05:53 PM

Tags: ppdc, peacebuilding, peacebuilding in action

When religious intolerance turned to violence in Indonesia, several strong community organizations partnered together to teach students peace and tolerance. These small but strategic investments show how local peacebuilding efforts make the most significant impact on a community.

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What We're Reading: "Do Not Resist" and the Crisis of Police Militarization

By Jim Cason on 05/17/2016 @ 01:50 PM

Tags: 1033, militarization, domestic

An amazing piece by The New Yorker's Dexter Filkins reports on an award-winning documentary showing the continued problems of police militarization in the U.S.

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