Mennonite Central Committee

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a relief, service, community development and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches.

MCC seeks to demonstrate God's love by working among people suffering from poverty, conflict, oppression and natural disaster.

MCC serves as a channel for interchange by building relationships that are mutually transformative.

MCC strives for peace, justice and dignity of all people by sharing our experiences, resources and faith in Jesus Christ.

For more information, or to contact Mennonite Central Committee, see their website at: www.mcc.org

» Recent News

MCC relief sale supporters exchange ideas in Alberta
11 Jul 03 | Enthusiastic about supporting the work of Mennonite Central Comittee (MCC), a total of some 80 people attended the North American Relief Sale Board Annual Meeting and Biennial Workshops from June 18 to 19 here at Camp Valaqua.

In turkey tamales and more, K'ekchi' Mennonite students enjoy MCC canned meat
11 Jul 03 | Canned turkey from Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is making a difference in the lives of students and staff here at Bezaleel, the education center of the K'ekchi' Mennonite Church.

Focus on Community the Driving Force Behind MCC Thrift Shop
17 Oct 01 | "The thrift shop is an asset to our community," says Todaschuk, owner of Todaschuk Sisters' Ukrainian Boutique and Chair of the Selkirk Business Association. The thrift shop officially opened on January 4, 2001 and is an offshoot of the Sargent ...

MCCC Calls for Improved Overseas Refugee Processing
17 Oct 01 | -- Canada should strengthen the system enabling people to apply for refugee status at Canadian embassies overseas, says an MCC brief presented to a Senate committee recently. However, the Committee chair, Senator Michael Kirby, noted that ...

New MCC Canada Executive Director
17 Oct 01 | -- MCC Canada's new executive director describes his past year on deferred salary leave as "a year of re-creation not recreation." Peters began his role as MCC Canada executive director September 1. He sees MCC as a multi-faceted, dynamic ...

MCC in El Salvador -- More Than Building Homes
17 Oct 01 | Three teams of eight people each spent two weeks working in the community of La Linea, a village of approximately 400 people, located a half hour south-east of the capital city of San Salvador. The village of approximately 400 people is located a...

News photo: MCC workers honored for earthquake reconstruction funds
12 Oct 01 | AKRON, Pa. -- Residents of Jalia Diwani, western India, honored Fern and David Gerber, right, of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), Sept. 26 for MCC's contribution to rebuilding the village. David Gerber and MCC are named on a plaque marking the ...

As Afghan refugee crisis grows, MCC increases aid
12 Oct 01 | The comforters will be distributed through the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. MCC volunteers in Iran, Wallace and Evelyn Shellenberger, of Paoli, Ind., will ...

Walking in the darkness: Peacemaking in Chiapas
12 Oct 01 | Camp residents are part of Civil Society Las Abejas, an indigenous faith-based organization dedicated to non-violent action for a just peace in Chiapas. In this context, Alicia Gomez and the displaced Abejas have developed Programa Tsotzil, a ...

MCC meat canner rolls out for 56th season
12 Oct 01 | AKRON, Pa. -- Coming from four countries and three continents, the volunteer crew of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) portable meat canner has embarked on the 2001-2002 canning season. Since the first canning season in 1945, volunteers have ...

MCC plans various responses in aftermath of attacks
28 Sep 01 | Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) have already begun work in New York through a small one-time delivery of MCC-donated clothing and wash cloths for rescue workers. MDS is making plans to assist pastors in the ...

MCC Responding to Afghan Refugee Crisis: Donations Welcome
28 Sep 01 | -- Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is responding to the growing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan with food, shelter and winter comforters. Cheques should be made out to Mennonite Central Committee and marked Afghan Refugees.

Stranded in Zambia, MCC U.S. staff members reflected on U.S. attacks
28 Sep 01 | AKRON, Pa. -- Conrad Moore of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. learned of recent attacks in the United States in an unusual way. After attending the U.N. Conference on Racism in Durban, South Africa, he and two other MCC U.S. staff members ...

Youth participation, idea exchange highlights of war-child conference
23 Sep 01 | -- The voices of millions of children affected by war are rarely heard. But the recent International Conference on War-Affected Children sought to hear directly from those most affected and find ways to improve their lives.

MCC workers in New York grieve, pray following tragic events
14 Sep 01 | Rempel and other Mennonites in New York are grieving, praying and seeking God's will for an appropriate response to the tragedy. Sandra Perez, an MCC Church Community Worker in Brooklyn, was voting at her local precinct when a worker told her ...

Dear friends in the Lord, be comforted': MCC offices in the United States hear responses from around the world
14 Sep 01 | -- In the wake of terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has received prayerful condolences from workers, churches and partner organizations around the world. "Not only America but...

Iowa hog farmer nurtures international relations
14 Sep 01 | WELLMAN, Iowa -- Talking over the noise of squealing baby pigs, Mennonite hog farmer Dean Shetler and a four-member agriculture delegation from North Korea discussed hog raising techniques here Aug. 31. "They gobble up information," remarked Lee ...

Donated materials benefit rescue workers in New York
14 Sep 01 | LITITZ, Pa. -- Matt Miller, left, of Timothy House Ministries, and Kevin King, material resources manager for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), load a bale of socks at the Timothy House office Sept. 13. MCC donated six bales of socks plus one ...

MCC Continues to monitor tragedy in the U.S.
14 Sep 01 | - Mennonite Central Committee continues to monitor the tragic events unfolding in the U.S. and search for an appropriate response. Meanwhile, Mennonite Disaster Service--which typically responds to disasters in the U.S. and Canada-- is currently ...

MCC funds emergency food aid in drought-stricken Central America
14 Sep 01 | -- As drought threatens 1.5 million people in Central America, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is responding with emergency food aid in Honduras and Nicaragua. Marlin Good, MCC Honduras country co-representative, visited the southern state of ...

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