Monthly Archives: June 2019

The Scott Warren Trial: Humanitarian Aid is Never a Crime

  By Emily Sutphin, Office of Public Witness Summer Fellow The US-Mexico border is one of the most dangerous places on earth. The Sonoran Desert – which covers much of Arizona-Mexico border – often reaches temperatures over 120°F (49 °C). Without access to water and shelter, dehydration and heat stroke become fast, lethal killers. The… Read more »

The Silencing of Saudi Women and the Fear of Free Speech

Reuters: Amnesty International activists called for the release of activists at the Saudi embassy in Paris by Deborah Rookey, Office of Public Witness Young Adult Volunteer Free speech is anything but guaranteed in 2019’s Saudi Arabia. Since being named to the throne in June of 2017, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has taken dramatic steps… Read more »

A New Approach to Preventing Gun Violence

Written by Deanna Hollas of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship This weekend is Wear Orange for Gun Violence Awareness.  I want to share with you a new awareness I had around the issue of preventing gun violence.  In late April, I traveled to Denver, CO to participate in a pilgrimage to remember the 20th anniversary of… Read more »

Abortion Bans and Reproductive Rights

Over the past year, several states have passed bills that place extreme restrictions on a woman’s legal ability to obtain an abortion. Many of these bills restrict access to safe reproductive health care as well. These laws are in opposition to the historic Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision which confirmed a woman’s constitutional right… Read more »