Mennonite Central Committee

New Executive Assistant for MCC Manitoba
09 Jan 01 | Paul Friesen has joined Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Manitoba as executive assistant - resource programs. "Paul brings energy, lots of experience in coordinating projects, and familiarity with some of the larger international work of MCC, to...

MCC Relief Sale Raises $1.65 Million
09 Jan 01 | Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) relief sales in Canada raised $1.65 million in support of MCC's work around the world. In B.C., the Abbotsford sale raised $547,000, the Black Creek sale generated $10,000, the Kelowna sale brought in $5,900, and...

Volunteer denied entry into Thailand
04 Jan 01 | Thailand -- Max Ediger, longtime MCC volunteer, has been banned from re-entering Thailand, where he works in Bangkok at Burma Issues, a human rights organization he helped found in 1989. Ediger traveled to the United States in December to meet ...

Seeds, hoes and school supplies aid Cambodian flood victims
20 Dec 00 | "Relief distributions by both government and non-governmental organizations is shifting from edible rice to rice seed," said Mark Munoz of MCC Cambodia in December. In Kandal Province, MCC joined Eastern Mennonite Missions in providing school ...

Petition calls for Aboriginal rights
20 Dec 00 | MCC is encouraging congregations in Canada to sign a petition calling the federal government to establish an independent commission to deal with Aboriginal land and treaty rights. Rick Zerbe Cornelsen, coordinator of MCC Canada's Aboriginal ...

MCC to aid hospital fighting Ebola
20 Dec 00 | In a devastating blow to the staff at Lacor Hospital in northern Uganda, Dr. Matthew Lukwiya, hospital chief of staff, died of the Ebola virus two weeks ago. "Ebola is not only killing the people, it's killing the only hospital in the region," ...

A 'quiet' war kills slowly
20 Dec 00 | Signs of conflict are not obvious upon arrival in the war-torn district of Kitgum, northern Uganda. Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) volunteers in Kitgum work with local religious leaders and people affected by the war.

Hurricane-devastated community thrives in new location
20 Dec 00 | When Hurricane Mitch struck the village of Masicales on Oct. 28, 1998, panicked residents flocked to Gladys Zuniga and Horacio Ferrera's store and living quarters. The 55 new houses were funded mostly by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and ...

Trial in Thailand ends peacefully
20 Dec 00 | Last February, Thai police raided the office of Burma Issues, a human rights organization in Bangkok, Thailand, supported by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Since the February raid, Burma Issue has moved its trainings with Burmese refugees out...

South Texas relief sale set for Feb. 10
20 Dec 00 | Plans for the Rio Grande Valley Mennonite Relief Sale in San Juan, Texas, are heating up. "The people in Houston are our mentors," said Felipe Hinojosa, MCC Central States Southern Tier associate and a planner of the Valley relief sale.

Gender assignment an awakening for young MCCer
20 Dec 00 | The Canadian was on a short-term Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada assignment examining issues of gender and development, when she met up with a group of young women in a Calcutta, India slum. DeGroot first went to India, where MCC projects...

Meeting in Uganda examines gender and peace issues
20 Dec 00 | These were the findings of a unique workshop on the relationship between gender and peace, held at the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) office in Kampala, Uganda recently. MCC and Mennonites in general have a long history of involvement in peace...

Faith sustains Kenyan minister as he champions human rights
20 Dec 00 | -- Reverend Timothy Njoya boils his years of struggle in Kenya-- which include multiple beatings-- down to two pithy declarations: Divine rights are human rights. Human rights are divine rights.

Brutal war prompts cry for help from Sierra Leone families
20 Dec 00 | With the help of Mennonite church groups, Koroma, and other Canadians from Sierra Leone, may soon be able to do that. The Sierra Leone community in Canada has turned to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) for help in finding private sponsors.

German connection flourishes as volunteers seek alternative to military service
20 Dec 00 | This is the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Manitoba house for voluntary service workers. Instead of performing a required stint of military service in Germany, the guys signed up as conscientious objectors to do alternative service.

News about Sierra Leonean refugees
12 Dec 00 | Fighting in the West African country of Guinea, a host country for many refugees, may affect some Sierra Leonean refugees that MCC Manitoba (MCCM) is working to sponsor for resettlement to Canada. Until recently a relatively stable country, ...

IVEP and SALT participants connect in Zambia
12 Dec 00 | MCC's International Visitor Exchange Program (IVEP) is celebrating 50 years of bringing young people from countries around the world to Canada and the United States for a year of cultural exchange and vocational training. This year the couple is ...

Faith Chapel Mennonite Shelter houses Los Angeles' homeless
08 Dec 00 | Los Angeles County has more than 100,000 homeless people. So PamĄs congregation, Los Angeles Faith Chapel, opened a shelter for the homeless last year.

Taxpayers invited to transform tax dollars
08 Dec 00 | As a symbolic stand against war taxes and a concrete way to help Colombians working for peace, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. invites taxpayers to redirect money from their 2000 income taxes to MCC's Taxes for Peace fund. A War Taxes for ...

Wells of living water
08 Dec 00 | This well, one of two that Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and the Anglican Church in Mozambique have funded near Catembe, in southern Mozambique, attracts nearly 200 people a day to draw water, some arriving at 4 a.m. every morning. Also ...

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