Mennonite Central Committee
A cultural exchange takes place - One IVEP worker enjoys community involvement
17 Jun 00 | LANCASTER, Pa. -- International Visitor Exchange Program (IVEP) participants "remind us of the work that Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is doing around the world." So says Michael Booth, director of evangelism at South Christian Street ...
Service today sparked by IVEP
17 Jun 00 | From 1994 to 1995 Pancha participated in the IVEP program, working first at Calgary Urban Projects Society in Calgary, Alta. Pancha is currently co-coordinator of a joint relief project of Mencoldes, Mennonite Central Committee and Venezuelan ...
Of Cow Tails and Crossing Bridges
17 Jun 00 | BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe -- Ron Lizwe Moyo, or "R.L." as everybody here affectionately calls him, grew up herding cattle in the Filabusi area about 100 km from Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe.
It was at Bulawayo's Pumula Brethren In ...
Sunday morning coffee hour can aid small farmers in poor countries
10 Jun 00 | Since 1995 Ten Thousand Villages has marketed fairly traded coffee, giving North American shoppers a chance to help small coffee farmers compete in an industry dominated by huge companies.
Ten Thousand Villages provides the coffee through two ...
MCC staff explore new opportunities as Israel pulls out
10 Jun 00 | BEIRUT, Lebanon -- MCC staff in Lebanon is exploring new possibilities in the country following Israel's withdrawal from south Lebanon in May.
"MCC Lebanon is excited about the new opportunities that the Israeli withdrawal from south Lebanon may ...
MDS youth impact through service
10 Jun 00 | "We were looking for an event to help young people understand the work of MDS," said Ritch Hochstetler, MDS coordinator for the youth weekend.
The youth ate, slept, worshiped and worked at the Morning Star Ranch, the home of a residential housing...
McFadden, Denlinger Brubaker named to posts
10 Jun 00 | AKRON, Pa. -- Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Ten Thousand Villages announce staff changes in the Ten Thousand Villages Marketing and MCC Human Resources departments.
Charmayne Denlinger Brubaker, director of MCC Communications Department, ...
Effects of past MCC bomb clearance work in Laos continue
10 Jun 00 | Beginning in the 1970's, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) workers developed experimental equipment to safely remove and destroy the bombs.
Then in 1994, MCC signed an agreement with the Lao government to begin a large-scale cluster bomb removal ...
Hammer of hope rings for MDS's past and future - Agency celebrates 50 years showing love of Christ to disaster survivors
10 Jun 00 | -- When 25-year-old Nathan Koslowsky hit a hammer on metal at the 50th anniversary of Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS), he rang hope into the hearts of his elders that the young are catching the vision to serve.
Anna Ruth and Howard Beck of ...
New MCC representatives have history of caring for plight of Iraqi people
10 Jun 00 | Baghdad, IRAQ -- Tamara Fleming and Rick McCutcheon have for years advocated for the end of sanctions and war against Iraq.
Fleming and McCutcheon will replace Carmen Pauls, who has represented MCC in Iraq for the last year.
Video Examines Refugees' Struggle to Cope in Adopted Land
10 Jun 00 | -- A new 30-minute video produced by Mennonite Central Committee examines the difficulties facing refugees arriving in Canada and urges viewers to help newcomers feel more welcome.
Last year about 22,500 refugees landed in Canada of which 12,500 ...
Bike the Whiteshell: Manitoban's Pedaling for AIDs Crisis in Africa
03 Jun 00 | On June 24 & 25, 100 cyclists will be riding in Mennonite Central Committee's (MCC) fifth annual "Bike the Whiteshell".
Mennonite Central Committee is the relief, service and development agency of North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ ...
MCC Partner Celebrates 15 Years of Work in China
27 May 00 | Their school was built through the joint efforts of an unlikely partnership, which includes Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the Chinese and Canadian governments and the Amity Foundation, a Chinese humanitarian agency with Christian roots.
Youth most affected by gun violence
27 May 00 | Nearly 12 Americans under the age of 19 are killed each day by gun violence.
Gun homicide is the fourth leading cause of death for young people ages 10 to 14 and, according to the National Center for Health Sciences, the second leading cause of ...
Wheelchair makers working for local disabled people
27 May 00 | JoĆo is one of five part-time workers who make wheelchairs at Rodas Alternativas, a small factory in Cabo supported by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).
Rodas Alternativas was set up by Movimento dos Deficientes do Cabo (Movement of the Disabled...
al-Safina community offers security, dignity, love for handicapped
20 May 00 | DAMASCUS, Syria -- It's a cool winter afternoon as Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) workers Eldon and Jane Emile-Wagler wind through the narrow alleys of Damascus's old city.
The Emile-Waglers are regular visitors to al-Safina, the only ...
MDS extends Hurricane Floyd relief effort
20 May 00 | BURGAW, N.C. -- Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) has committed to another year of rebuilding and restoring in Burgaw, N.C.
After repairing 18 homes in the flood-wrecked communities surrounding Burgaw, MDS has re-evaluated and decided to extend ...
Red tape cost lives as medical supplies sat in MCC warehouse
20 May 00 | -- The U.S. government has finally given Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) permission to ship a load of hospital equipment to Iraq after a six-month delay.
"We can honestly say that this delay has cost the lives of some Iraqi children," said Fay ...
Common ground for Christians, Muslims crucial but elusive
06 May 00 | BEIRUT, Lebanon--If Muslims and Christians are to live together peacefully, they need to search for words in common, says a leading Muslim social activist in Lebanon.
Al-Sadr is director of the Imam Al-Sadr Centre for Research and Studies, named ...
Women's Concerns groups share ideas, information at Bi-national meeting
06 May 00 | Calling themselves Femmes en Action (Women in Action), six women from Mennonite Brethren churches in the Montreal area have been exploring ways to unite Mennonite women in their province.
The six founding women of Femmes en Action recently ...