Mennonite Central Committee

MCC makes second contribution to India floods
07 Sep 01 | AKRON, Pa. -- Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is contributing $27,700 Cdn. The 300 families, located in the Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa, received emergency food aid from SNEH immediately following the floods.

'Peace in my city': Guatemalan teacher makes a difference
07 Sep 01 | The network, supported by Mennonite Central Committee, brings peace workers together for training and encouragement. Isabel Galvez Garcia de Torrento, a Guatemalan primary teacher, prays fervently for the peace of the troubled city where she ...

Year's worth of medicine arrives at Honduran clinic
07 Sep 01 | Through Interchurch Medical Assistance (IMA), Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has provided Shalom Clinic with about a year's worth of medicine. Four IMA Medicine Boxes arrived in August at the Mennonite-affiliated clinic, which provides low-...

New Peace Packet Focuses on Call For Peace in Colombia
05 Sep 01 | -- The 2001 Peace Sunday packet invites Canadian Mennonite and Brethren in Christ congregations to join in a faithful, prayerful act of solidarity with churches in Colombia. The Peace Sunday packet focuses on the Anabaptist-Mennonite churches in ...

Indonesian Mennonites celebrate first missionaries' ministry 150 years ago
17 Aug 01 | JAKARTA, Indonesia -- In November 1851, Dutch Mennonites Pieter and Wilhelmina Jansz arrived from the Netherlands in what is now Jakarta, Indonesia. Mennonite Central Committee began its work in Indonesia at the request of the Dutch Mennonite ...

Bikers brave heat for MCC
17 Aug 01 | Some 50 bicyclists participated in the ride, which raised nearly $20,000 through pledges for MCC efforts to plant trees and strengthen agricultural practices in Cambodia and Laos. The ride, sponsored by MCC East Coast, alternates annually with a ...

Summer Service workers share Cheyenne culture, history
17 Aug 01 | -- When visitors come to the Cheyenne Cultural Center, Nicolas Barton shows them the native plants that line the center's paths. Over nearly two decades, Summer Service workers have helped strengthen community church, health and cultural services...

Pennsylvania farmers give milk, time to MCC project
03 Aug 01 | As part of MCC's Milk Bank project, the dairy farmers donate a portion of each milk sale to an MCC account. The Milk Bank then sells the milk to purchase dried milk and other milk products.

Southeast Asia Mennonite volunteers congregate in Thailand
03 Aug 01 | Participants numbered 71 adults and 41 children, most who work through Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM), Mennonite Brethren Missions/Services International (MBMSI), Commission on Overseas Mission/Mennonite Board of Missions and Mennonite Central ...

MCC provides food in eastern India flood zone
03 Aug 01 | AKRON, Pa. -- Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is providing $76,300 Cdn. /$50,000 U.S. in food relief for 12,000 families affected by flooding in eastern India.

Wired in Uganda
03 Aug 01 | BUKOTO, Uganda -- Why bring computers and cell phones to rural Uganda? Patrons of the Bukoto Information and Communication Center (BICC) in southern Uganda give plenty of answers.

MCC Learning Tour focuses on arts in Guatemala, Cuba
23 Jul 01 | Our tour leaders, Deanna Durham of MCC El Salvador, and Bob Brenneman of MCC Guatemala, offered insight based on their own experiences in Latin America. Jeremias Ochoa, sociologist and lay leader in the Casa Horeb Mennonite Church in Guatemala ...

MCC couple reports on families at risk in Africa AIDS crisis
23 Jul 01 | Listening to the stories of Stan and Delores Friesen who recently visited Africa for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), one begins to get a sense of the human scale of this ever-widening tragedy. They visited churches, hospitals, non-governmental ...

Stories of strength in a time of crisis
23 Jul 01 | -- In the face of desperate circumstances caused by AIDS, many African Christians are choosing to be God's light, report Stan and Delores Friesen, who recently returned from a three-month trip to Africa for Mennonite Central Committee, where they ...

Refugee teachers in Thailand prepare to train more teachers
23 Jul 01 | THAM HIN, Thailand -- Teachers in a Karen refugee camp review curriculum they have developed in recent months. This spring a group of 34 teachers, themselves Karen refugees, participated in workshops led by Mennonite Central Committee volunteers ...

Colombian indigenous groups protest kidnapping
23 Jul 01 | In mid-June approximately 1,000 indigenous people from various parts of the country gathered here to protest injustice and conduct a symbolic search for Kimy Pern¡a Domic¢, the abducted leader of the Embera-Katio indigenous group. As a Mennonite ...

Zimbabwe church launches home care project for HIV/AIDS patients
23 Jul 01 | They gathered at the Mtshabezi Church in southwestern Zimbabwe to launch a new church-wide project to care for HIV/AIDS patients and to celebrate the first installment of a two-year $229,000 Cdn. MCC, which works closely with the BIC church in ...

'Disabled people can do anything!': Drama troupe shares Bible stories, message of hope
23 Jul 01 | The 10 people who make up the Charis Community Players can identify with David, the unlikely king who is the subject of their most recent drama. But like David, Charis members want to serve God whole-heartedly.

Sea of blankets marks symbolic return of land to Aboriginals
29 Jun 01 | -- An estimated 1,000 blankets were spread across the Supreme Court lawn here on June 21 to mark National Aboriginal Day and the symbolic return of land to North American First Nations people. Among the riders were representatives of Mennonite ...

Hopeful harvest in Bolivia
22 Jun 01 | JUAN RAMOS, Bolivia -- On a sunny May afternoon, MCC workers Patrocinio Garvizu (left), Doug Beane and Cresencia Garcia gathered with a local family to sort beans from the recent harvest. Garvizu and Garcia, who live in this isolated mountain ...

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