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Students Celebrate New Gardens
18 Mar 00 | Uuqinaku'uh School turned the sod on their school ground revitalization project on March 9th. The unused space will be converted to create community gardens for families to grow food as well as butterfly and humming bird gardens, First Nations ...

More than 600 MDS volunteers have assisted Hurricane Floyd survivors
18 Mar 00 | - More than 600 Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) volunteers have helped Hurricane Floyd survivors in Virginia and North Carolina recover from the September 1999 disaster. Set up in response to major flooding caused by the hurricane, the Courtland...

Congress votes soon on $1.7 billion for Colombia - Money will escalate war
18 Mar 00 | WASHINGTON -- The Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives passed a $1.7 billion aid package for Colombia. President Clinton had proposed a $1.3 billion "Push into southern Colombia" on January 11, targeting the coca growing ...

MCC rated with Philanthropy group
18 Mar 00 | -- The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) has rated Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) among the best in international relief and development. /$100 U.S. MCC spends $2.90 Cdn.

With MCC help, Burundian pastors provide relief to three camps
18 Mar 00 | AKRON, Pa. — Frustrated by rebel attacks, Burundi's government began regrouping farm families into camps, determined to clear the countryside and flush out rebels. Burundian pastors, part of the Alliance of Evangelical Churches, visited church ...

MCC ships aid valued at more than $1 million to Mozambique; agency's warehouses are depleted
18 Mar 00 | AKRON, Pa. — Over the next week Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) will ship comforters, combination health/school kits and used clothing valued at more than $1.45 million Cdn. /$1 million U.S. to Mozambique flood victims.

Will Restorative Justice Survive Its Own Success?
11 Mar 00 | Will Restorative Justice Survive Its Own Success? -- The criminal justice system's growing interest in restorative justice has some of MCC's restorative justice advocates and practitioners wondering if it will survive its own success.

Family Discloses Fierce Strength Of Victims
11 Mar 00 | On February 13 approximately 50 people from MCC-related restorative justice programs across Canada heard a victimized family -- a widow and her children -- speak of its experience. The husband and father was murdered in Ontario, in 97. Shortly ...

Justice System An Industry That Maintains Status Quo, Says Aboriginal Church Leader
11 Mar 00 | -- Restorative justice walks on dangerous ground when it works to make itself acceptable to the criminal justice system, says a prominent aboriginal church leader and theologian. McKay was addressing a conference on restorative justice organized ...

MCC Launches Financial Literacy Programs in Alberta
03 Mar 00 | -- Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Alberta's Employment Development program has launched three initiatives to increase the financial literacy of low income people in Calgary. MCC Employment Development's newest initiative is one dealing with ...

Reader comments needed for 25th anniversary More-with-Less cookbook
03 Mar 00 | Editor Doris Janzen Longacre called on readers to consider eating and spending 10 percent less. Herald Press, publisher of the More-with-Less Cookbook, plans to issue a 25th anniversary edition.

Pedal power
03 Mar 00 | AKRON, Pa.--Biking enthusiasts from throughout Canada and the United States will soon be hitting the road, joining Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)-sponsored bike tours in Manitoba, Oregon, Colorado, South Dakota, Ohio and Kansas. /$200,000 U.S...

Through music, choir aims to ease the hurts of post-war Bosnia
03 Mar 00 | Pontanima, a choir whose members include singers from Bosnia's major religions — Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Jewish communities — has performed throughout Bosnia, proving that religion can bring people together. Now, with ...

Final destination: Akron
03 Mar 00 | The Akron unit has 37 service workers (including children) of various ages and backgrounds. With all the buildings MCC occupies in the small town of Akron, there are about 180 workers including salaried and service workers.

Letter from Mozambique: A deep trench where Alberto and Laura's house used to be
03 Mar 00 | MAPUTO, Mozambique — The place where Alberto and Laura's house used to stand looks as though God dragged his heel through the earth. This bairro, called "Ferroviária," is one among countless others greatly affected by heavy rains and flooding in ...

MCC plans to increase aid for flooded Mozambique
03 Mar 00 | MCC currently has seven workers in Mozambique. The team will consist of Tim Lind, MCC worker in South Africa, Willie Reimer, director of MCC's Food, Disaster and Material Resources department, and MCC Mozambique worker James Kornelson.

Iraqi Christians also suffer from the sanctions
19 Feb 00 | Later conversations showed, however, that Iraq's Christians, who form less than 5 percent of the country's 22 million people, suffer the same hardships as the rest. In 1996 the United Nations and Iraq agreed to an Oil-For-Food program allowing ...

MCC U.S. board reaches season of change
19 Feb 00 | -- The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. board, meeting here February 4 and 5, reviewed the organization's priorities and successes after the first year of regionalization. "It is also time to embrace the change that is taking place with MCC...

Colombian Mennonites ask for Investment in Peace
19 Feb 00 | The Mennonite Church in Colombia declared its opposition to increased U.S. military aid in a letter to President Bill Clinton on February 11, 2000. Instead, the Mennonites called upon the United States to "substitute military involvement in our ...

"Change of Command" awarded
19 Feb 00 | -- The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. video "Change of Command" achieved finalist status in the 1999 International Film & Video Competition of the New York Festivals. This award was presented in recognition of an outstanding achievement ...

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