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Tattoo removal gives new hope to ex-gang members
09 Mar 01 | A Honduran Mennonite organization called Red de Paz y Justicia, the Peace and Justice Network, is borrowing this tattoo-removal machine, the only one in Honduras, for use in its own ministry to gang members. Mata explains that the Network ...

Congregation raises money for HIV blood testing kits
09 Mar 01 | AKRON, Pa. -- Jan Emswiler left for Tanzania in September 1998 with the full support of her congregation, Harrisonburg (Va.) Mennonite Church. In the ensuing two years, the congregation twice raised money for blood testing kits, in demand at ...

Floods rise across Mozambique
09 Mar 01 | Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank are responding to the recent floods with relief supplies, seeds and tools valued at $250,000 Cdn. MCC workers Harold Wenger of Mount Joy, Pa., and Cheryl Delaplane of Ames, Okla., ...

Earthquake relief requires many tools
09 Mar 01 | HUIZUCAR, El Salvador -- In the aftermath of two major earthquakes and continuing aftershocks, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is using many tools for emergency relief: food rations, blankets, comfort, hope. In this rural municipality, which has...

Demand growing for sanitary dry latrines
09 Mar 01 | Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is promoting what has become an exciting success story: the lowly, and rather dull-sounding, dry latrine. Impressed, PROSABAR agreed to fund dry latrines and contracted MCC to produce 385 for four communities ...

Yek Ineme builds peace in war-scarred El Salvador
09 Mar 01 | Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) addressed this legacy by creating Yek Ineme, now an independent, Salvadoran-run organization exploring ways to build peace and promote communication. Based in the capital city of San Salvador, Yek Ineme began in ...

Eight MCC bike rides planned for 2001
09 Mar 01 | AKRON, Pa. -- Beautiful scenery and exercise for a good cause await participants in 2001 bicycle tours that benefit Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Tri-State Bike Ride, June 16. Scenic hills and pristine nature await riders in this 89.6 ...

Kern Road Mennonite Wins Public Policy Advocacy Award
09 Mar 01 | WASHINGTON -- The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Washington Office has named Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend, Ind., as winner of its first annual congregational advocacy award. In recent years, Kern Road has offered an expanding ...

In Happy Valley, ministry of hospitality feeds body and soul
06 Mar 01 | HAPPY VALLEY, Labrador -- It's a cold January night here, but inside Bill and Pam Stevenson's home the kitchen is warm and the food inviting. This is a typical scene for the Stevensons, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) representatives in Labrador...

Justice alternative lets community deal with offenders
06 Mar 01 | HAPPY VALLEY, Labrador -- The Newfoundland and Labrador justice system is finally taking steps towards accepting alternatives to the court system. The first Community Justice Forum took place last fall in Labrador.

MCC workers visit earthquake-struck city
13 Feb 01 | -- When a devastating earthquake struck western India's Gujarat State on Jan. 26, Ten Thousand Villages staff worried about the 300 artisans of St. Mary's. The team included Naomi Beach, a buyer for MCC's Ten Thousand Villages program in Akron, ...

MCC relief through CASA continues
13 Feb 01 | AKRON, Pa. -- "Flourishing towns and villages have been reduced to rubble," said J.K. Michael, director of the Church's Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA), after a tour of six villages in Gujarat State. CASA workers are helping supply some 35,000...

First Annual South Texas Relief Sale a success
13 Feb 01 | AKRON, Pa. -- Traditionally Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Relief Sale auctions open with auction goers bidding on a homemade loaf of bread. The first annual South Texas Relief Sale, held Feb. 10, started their own tradition by offering a dozen...

Breaking The Cycle Of Substance Abuse
07 Feb 01 | SHESHATSHIU, Labrador -- Dominic Penunsi's earliest memories are filled with images of his parents' alcoholic binges. So he and Bernadette signed up for a 28-day family treatment program, coordinated by Mennonite Central Committee volunteer, Pam ...

Students give back to MCC program that helped them
12 Jan 01 | That's when they have the opportunity to give back to the program of sponsorship and education, which is funded through Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Indonesian Mennonites. The program board in Indonesia encourages former recipients to ...

Sold out: Empty shelves testify to thrift shop's popularity
12 Jan 01 | A mere 45 minutes after the doors opened for the first time in September 1999, volunteers stood dumfounded in the nearly sold-out shop, operated and sponsored by the GKMI Mennonite synod. He helped launch the ministry after visiting North American...

MCC names new director of international programs
12 Jan 01 | An administrator with a long history of church service and international experience has been named by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) as new director of international programs. Under Flaming's leadership, COM is part of the "Transformation" of ...

Young Sudanese refugees adjust, volunteer in new home
12 Jan 01 | One by one, John Manyok places cloth school kits into a large metal barrel at the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Material Resources Center. With four other family members, all teenagers, Manyok arrived in the United States on Dec. 21 from ...

MCC aids war-torn Sudan
12 Jan 01 | Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) began work in Sudan in 1972. /$429,000 U.S. worth of food, seeds and tools; 17 metric tons of clothing, 35 metric tons of soap and 30.5 metric tons of MCC canned beef.

Penny Power projects planned for 2001
10 Jan 01 | Children donate their Penny Power coins at church and watch in anticipation at the nearest MCC relief sale as the coins are counted. Relief sales in other regions and provinces are also planning Penny Power projects for 2001.

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