Human Rights

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September 23, 2004

Saturday September 25, 11 a.m. Ukrainian Consulate, 240 E. 49th Street, NYC

Douglas B. Stevenson, Esq., director of the Seamen's Church Institute's (SCI) Center for Seafarers' Rights, and Mr. Serhiy Pohoreltsev, consul general of Ukraine in New York, will sign an agreement September 25...

August 11, 2004

Ten years ago, the international community watched silently as genocide in Rwanda claimed the lives of nearly a million people. Today, as the people of the Darfur region of western Sudan face a similar horror, the world again has failed to rise and take decisive action.

For the past 18...

July 20, 2004

INTERNATIONAL

Funding for Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Thanks to intense grassroots pressure (particularly from the religious community), House and Senate budget negotiators increased the recommended funding level for global HIV/AIDS programs in the Congressional budget...

July 14, 2004

Episcopalian senators were evenly split on the issue when the U.S. Senate defeated an attempt July 14 to amend the U.S. Constitution by defining marriage and prohibiting same-gender civil marriage.

In a procedural vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment, the tally was 50 to 48 -- 12 votes...

July 7, 2004

We have just received notice that TWO important legislative efforts to improve wages and working conditions in the United States may be offered this week in the U.S. Senate as part of the Senate’s consideration of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2004. Your immediate support and action is...

June 30, 2004

Ten years ago, the international community watched silently as genocide in Rwanda claimed the lives of nearly a million people. Today, the people of the Darfur region of western Sudan face a similar horror, as the Sudanese government supports a program of ethnic cleansing that has killed more...

June 24, 2004

The Honorable George W. Bush The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President,

The ever-escalating humanitarian disaster in the Darfur region of Western Sudan causes me to again write to you about a situation that I now feel we must term...

June 18, 2004

The following is a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Executive Council at its meeting on June 10-14, 2004 in Burlington, Vermont, at which a quorum was present and voting.

Resolved that the Executive Council, meeting in Burlington, VT, June 11-14, 2004, calls upon the United...

May 26, 2004

More than 100 protesters gathered in front of the Sudanese Embassy yesterday to protest the expulsion of the Episcopal Church from its Khartoum headquarters and human rights abuses in the African nation.

"The goal of the protest is to call attention to the plight of persecuted Christians...

May 19, 2004

As the world continues to grieve the unending cycle of violence in the Sudan, my attention is sadly drawn to the actions of the Sudanese government in once again carrying out an act of aggression against the Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS).

This morning, armed police of the Government of...

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