Mennonite Central Committee

Going back and starting over in Mozambique
20 Apr 01 | MUTUA, Mozambique -- The people of Mutua are returning to a place where they once lived. Mennnonite Central Committee (MCC) and its Mozambique partner, the United Church of Christ, are providing the families with food, blankets, used clothing, ...

Colombian Mennonites Request Support From Canadian Christians
19 Apr 01 | --The Mennonite church in Colombia has called upon Christians in Canada and the U.S. to denounce the deadly violence tearing apart Colombia and help the church there nurture peace. Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Brethren and Brethren in Christ...

Tour Participants To Columbia, Venezuela Saw Vibrant Church In Action
11 Apr 01 | -- A tour through Colombia and Venezuela, organized by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), has helped connect Mennonites in Alberta with their counterparts in Latin America. A group of 10 Albertans--all connected with MCC or other Mennonite church ...

MCC Thrift Shops Thriving As They Raise Funds, Connect People
11 Apr 01 | "I definitely think the thrift stores play a major role in keeping many MCC programs going," said Klassen, who recently resigned from her position as thrift store coordinator for MCC Manitoba. Approximately 2,500 people in Manitoba volunteer time ...

Ten Thousand Villages Sales In Canada Up 15 Percent
11 Apr 01 | Retail sales in Ten Thousand Villages stores and at festival sales across Canada were a healthy $6.78 million Cdn. Festival sales are short-term sales held in communities with no permanent Ten Thousand Villages stores.

Forgotten MCC Project For Interlake Farmers Raises $20,000
09 Apr 01 | Then last fall, Delmer Kornelsen, one of the key members of the Interlake Emergency Farmers Fund, called up Ken Reddig, executive director of MCC Manitoba, wondering what to do with more than $20,000 raised from scraper rentals. At the time, ...

India earthquake relief continues, contributions exceed expectations
06 Apr 01 | Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank contributed 1,000 metric tons of wheat valued at $450,000 Cdn. / $300,000 U.S. for CASA food-for-development projects.

Refugees planting hope in Bosnia and Herzegovina
06 Apr 01 | SARAJEVO -- Refugees are returning to Bosnia and Herzegovina after being forced from their homes during the 1992 to 1995 Bosnian war. With help from Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Church World Service (CWS) some of the country's 700,000 ...

Going public about AIDS
06 Apr 01 | I am 23 years old and I am living with HIV/AIDS," Connie said to the audience as she began her speech. Guided by the interchurch group Pastors Against AIDS in Maun, the center offers guidance and counseling to people infected and affected by HIV/...

MCC annual meeting to be held in Akron, Pa., on June 15 and 16
06 Apr 01 | The MCC board consists of 38 elected representatives from 15 Mennonite and Brethren In Christ conferences, MCC Canada, MCC U.S. and members at large. Additionally, MCC U.S. will hold its annual meeting Wednesday and Thursday, June 13 and 14, at ...

Advocating against the death penalty on Capitol Hill
06 Apr 01 | This greeting from a senator's aide welcomed 11 members of a Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Central States learning tour delegation as they prepared to advocate on death penalty issues in the nation's capital. Discussion with congressional ...

Dear sisters and brothers ... : Letters link Colombia, Colorado churches
06 Apr 01 | The letter, distributed as part of an information packet from Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), motivated Gillham and his wife, Tammi Laninga, to talk to their fellow members of Boulder (Colo.) Mennonite Church. The information packet he ...

Five countries, three languages, one faith: Mennonites join hands to rebuild homes
06 Apr 01 | EL PORVENIR, El Salvador -- This remote village is an unlikely setting for an international gathering of Mennonites. Now, with the financial support of MCC, the Metapan Mennonite church hopes to help reconstruct 40 to 45 homes in El Porvenir and ...

Church conflict in the Bible Belt
29 Mar 01 | "Conflict Resolution in Today's Church" will run April 6 at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford. The conference is sponsored by Columbia Bible College, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), Mennonite Church BC, the Mennonite Brethren conference, ...

Young entrepreneurs just say YEAH!
29 Mar 01 | Young Entrepreneurs of Agassiz Harrison is being delivered by MCC Employment Development in partnership with Agassiz Harrison Community Services, The Fraser Valley Regional District and the Business Development Centre of Community Futures Corp of ...

Mozambique floods unleash children's fears
25 Mar 01 | MCC and CCM are planning to distribute nearly 17,000 school/health kits to school children who are without schools or their schools have been damaged. More than 200,000 school children in nearly 700 schools have been affected by the flood ...

Businessman establishes award, builds web site to promote peace
23 Mar 01 | Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace (CCTP) went online in May, 1998. Stewart has also established an annual Canadian Peace Award, presented in a number of categories for Canadian achievements in building a culture of peace and non-violence, at ...

From comforters to fingernail clippers, relief supplies bring hope
23 Mar 01 | AKRON, Pa. -- Earthquake survivors in El Salvador are receiving Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) relief supplies with joy. Ramos is a member of the Worship Center in Leola, Pa., a church that cooperated with MCC to send material resources in mid-...

Sponsors and scholarships help disadvantaged Chinese youth
23 Mar 01 | AKRON, Pa. -- School costs are skyrocketing in China, in some cases eclipsing a family's annual income, said Jeanette Hanson who teaches with China Educational Exchange, an inter-Mennonite agency. Hanson reported on a new Mennonite Central ...

Parenting tips translated into low German
13 Mar 01 | -- New cassette tapes on parenting and a booklet on family planning are finding a receptive audience among Low German-speaking Mennonites in Mexico and in Canada. Anne Peters, who works with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada's Kanadier ...

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