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Honduran gang members 'wander' into new life
22 Jun 01 | Paz y Justicia (Peace and Justice), a program of the Mennonite Church of Honduras, has worked since 1999 in two neighborhoods here. On a weekday morning in Punta Caliente neighborhood, eight former members of the Wanderers -- they pronounce it "...

At Summer Peacebuilding Institute, unlikely pair shares struggle for peace
22 Jun 01 | At the Summer Peacebuilding Institute, this unlikely pair is sharing wisdom gleaned from a long struggle to restore relationships in the Augustown neighborhood in Kingston. Wilson and Budhoo are two of 27 participants sponsored by Mennonite ...

MCC sending aid to drought- and war-stricken Afghanistan
22 Jun 01 | Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is contributing $735,000 Cdn. MCC currently has no volunteers in Afghanistan but has made substantial contributions to the country since 1995 largely through Canadian farmers' donations of wheat to the Canadian ...

Small loans change lives in China
08 Jun 01 | The microcredit finance project in Ma Fangtumai's village in Gansu Province, in north west China, is part of a larger poverty alleviation project. Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is halfway through the five year project, conducted in ...

After a year's delay, MCC relief buckets are helping Venezuelan mudslide victims
08 Jun 01 | After a year in limbo, 11,000 Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) relief buckets are now being distributed in Venezuela. The buckets are being distributed to families affected by the mudslides through Anabaptist churches, the Evangelical Council of ...

El Salvador rebuilding projects progressing rapidly
08 Jun 01 | SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Thanks to community cooperation and constituency support, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) rebuilding projects are progressing rapidly in this earthquake-devastated country. /$730,907 U.S. for El Salvador earthquake-...

Ultra marathon cyclist set to ride 7,200 KM in 18 days for charity
07 Jun 01 | -- Ultra marathon cyclist Arvid Loewen is embarking on the biggest cycling challenge of his life this summer. Spoke 2001, July 3-20, will raise funds for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) water projects overseas and Family Life Network, a ...

MCC Manitoba thrift stores receive award for contribution of volunteers
07 Jun 01 | -- The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) has honoured Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Manitoba thrift stores for the work of their 2,500 volunteers. Martha Klassen, former thrift store co-ordinator for MCC Manitoba, accepted...

Businessman's vision to help quake victims mobilizes community
04 Jun 01 | That's what Ray Loewen learned when he set out to raise funds for El Salvador, following an earthquake in the Latin American country in January. The Altona car dealer's Build a Village campaign, done in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee...

MCC Welcoming Place nears completion
18 May 01 | -- A new orientation and meeting center at the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) offices here is nearing completion. The striking new facility has drawn comments from neighbors, construction tradespeople, MCC volunteers, staff and visitors, ...

Maritime Mennonites Respond To Ukrainian Need
17 May 01 | PETITCODIAC, N.B. -- Peter and Ada Bunnett, serving with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Ukraine, wrote to their friends in the Petitcodiac Mennonite Church last fall about the conditions facing their friends in Ukraine. The Bunnetts asked ...

Many hands make light work of 3,200 school kits in Bolivia
11 May 01 | After purchasing supplies locally with MCC funds, the Eliases called on Mennonites from Colony Cupesi to help organize the material. Mennonites from Colony Cupesi also helped distribute the supplies at five schools.

Couple shares 'real story' of life in Colombia
11 May 01 | "We want people in the U.S. to know the real story of Colombia," says Eunice, who was born in Venezuela. Eunice and Armando, a former pastor and early Mennonite church leader in Colombia, worked with the small Mennonite church in Riohacha.

Proposed Refugee Bill Fails To Help Separated Families--Public Urged To Voice Concern
11 May 01 | Zeljko's family in Canada would love to sponsor him, but according to Canada's current immigration law, that's not possible. Tim Wichert, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada's refugee coordinator, appeared before a Parliamentary Standing ...

Dairy Co-op In Campo 4 Had Rocky Start But Is Doing Better
07 May 01 | -- Two years after Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada helped set up a dairy co-operative on Campo 4 colony in Mexico, the dairy's fortunes are taking a turn for the better. With the assistance of Mennonite and Amish investors, MCC helped ...

Global Family program expands to five more countries
04 May 01 | AKRON, Pa. -- Mennonite Central Committee's (MCC) Global Family program will expand this year to include five new countries: Mexico, Burundi, South Africa, Syria and Ukraine. Through Global Family sponsorships, MCC constituents currently help ...

Bangladeshi agriculturalist stirred by Canadian farmers' donations
04 May 01 | -- After visiting farms, homes, schools and churches in three Canadian provinces, M. Shafiul Alam says, "I must share in Bangladesh how Canadian people are excited to help others." Alam works with Mennonite Central Committee's (MCC) agriculture ...

Africa Revisioning report details strengths, weaknesses
04 May 01 | AKRON, Pa. -- Listening to nearly 700 voices was the first step in Mennonite Central Committee's (MCC) review of its work in Africa. The report also calls MCC to strengthen relationships and accountability between African MCC workers and African ...

West Coast quilters back at work after relief sale
20 Apr 01 | -- On the first weekday after their annual relief sale, West Coast Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) volunteers were back at work. Proceeds from the West Coast Mennonite Relief Sale and Auction, held April 6 to 7 on the campus of Fresno Pacific ...

Alabama volunteer gives kids the gift of T.I.M.E.
20 Apr 01 | BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Sharron Carter doesn't need to coax neighborhood kids to come to the after-school program she runs at New Vision Ministries, her home church. Carter, a Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Church Community Worker, describes the ...

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