3300 crosses were set up on the National Mall in Washington, DC, to remember those lost to guns since the shooting in Newtown. A vote in the Senate to expand back ground checks to all commercial sales failed (54 for, 46 against). It required 60 votes to pass.
Get Ready! The Senate Judiciary Committee will start debating an immigration bill on May 9. Find out how you and your church can help to push for just and humane immigration reform.
The long history of civil war in Sudan was a major catalyst for the eventual independence of South Sudan on 9 July 2011. Almost two years since the official separation, armed conflicts continue to plague these two neighbors. Find articles and resources on our updated Sudan/South Sudan page.
The devastating conflict in Syria continues, with as many as 60,000 killed, according to the United Nations. Two million Syrians have been displaced from their homes within Syria, and an additional 700,000 Syrians have sought refuge in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.
Read the May 6 issue of the E-Memo, a monthly e-newsletter from the Washington Office. The issue includes timely information on a relevant issue, upcoming events, policy updates and new resources.