Mennonite Central Committee

New drama, Torba, tells Balkan refugees' stories
21 Oct 00 | Gopp was to work for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) at a peace center among displaced Serbs, Croats and Muslims. Gopp shared her stories with long-time friend Ingrid DeSanctis, playwright and associate professor of drama at Eastern Mennonite ...

Floods damage India, Cambodia and Vietnam
21 Oct 00 | Rising flood waters have damaged homes and roads and destroyed crops along the Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam and along the Ganges and Hooghly Rivers in India. MCC is providing food, seeds and agricultural tools to families in Prey Veng ...

Soap Makers Keep Ancient Craft Alive
14 Oct 00 | NIVERVILLE, MB--Soap making may be a dying skill in many circles, but a group of Niverville and area volunteers is keeping the ancient craft alive. Twice a year they hold a "soap making bee" in a Niverville barn and donate the subsequent bricks ...

MCC Ottawa Office Marks its 25th Anniversary
14 Oct 00 | MCC Canada marked the 25th anniversary of the Ottawa office September 29-30 with dialogue and discussion sessions and a celebration dinner in Winnipeg. MCC staff involved in advocacy work met with Ottawa office staff to discuss a range of issues ...

Golf Tournament, Food Growing Project in LaCrete Raise $57,000 for the Poor
14 Oct 00 | --La Crete Mennonites are connecting with compassion to the poor in the world by raising funds to support the work of Mennonite Central Committee. Mennonites from La Crete joined together in a community growing project for the Canadian Foodgrains...

Mennonite Women Support the World March for Women
14 Oct 00 | Voices for Non-Violence, with support from MCC Manitoba Women's Concerns Committee, was there as well. Women's Concerns works for women's equality in the Mennonite community, which includes dealing with issues of poverty and violence against ...

Children in Ukraine contribute to relief sale quilts
07 Oct 00 | Quilt blocks created by former street children in Ukraine are now part of a "full circle of material resources." The quilts are now being displayed at Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) relief sales across North America.

Open house celebrates Material Resources Center expansion
07 Oct 00 | Surrounded by barrels of clothes and canned meat awaiting shipment, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) East Coast director Lynn Roth prayed, "Thank you for the way lives intersect in this place." This intersection -- of volunteers, of MCC partners ...

Volunteers frame three houses in four days
07 Oct 00 | Yachtres Jackson did not believe her ears when told that a crew of nine carpenters from Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) was going to frame her house in one day. The carpenters, employees of Bender Construction in Indiana, joined a handful of ...

Cyclathons raise Thousands for Uganda
30 Sep 00 | Two cyclathons held by the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) this year have raised more than $23,000 for relief work in Uganda and the money is still coming in. Both cyclathons support MCC's relief and development work in Uganda.

MCC BC Festival Breaks Records with over Half Million Dollars Raised
30 Sep 00 | Cornelson is a fixture at the Mennonite Central Committee's (MCC) annual Festival, Auction and Relief Sale. Another MCC BC record was broken when one of the quilts made by the MCC BC Quilters sold for $4700, the highest price for a quilt ...

MCC named recipient of international award
23 Sep 00 | AKRON, Pa. -- Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has been named this year's recipient of an international award given for outstanding humanitarian contributions. The St. Boniface General Hospital Research Foundation announced during a news ...

New Somali government takes shape
23 Sep 00 | NAIROBI, Kenya -- "I am excited and hopeful about the new Somali government, and continue to pray daily," said Bertha Beachy who directs the Eastern Mennonite Mission and Mennonite Central Committee (EMM/MCC) Somalia office in Nairobi. During the...

MDS responds to fires
23 Sep 00 | Responding to this summer's western wildfires MDS is opening a volunteer project site in Townsend, Mont., where the Maudlow Fire consumed nearly 81,000 acres of private ranch land -- the largest private land loss of all the Montana fires. While ...

Anabaptist organizations from South America gather to share ideas on working with children
23 Sep 00 | This strategy is just one of many that Zorrilla learned at a summer conference for Anabaptist organizations in South America working with children. The conference, held July 30 to August 4, was hosted by Program for Working Children and ...

Syrian Christians Celebrate Return Of Ancient Tradition
09 Sep 00 | Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Syria contributed a grant towards the vocational training center at the Monastery and MCC Syria workers Eldon Wagler and Jane Emile-Wagler, along with their children Anthony and Mary, attended the inauguration. ...

Seeking health care justice on the hill and at home
09 Sep 00 | -- In the mid-1990s, after Congress tried but failed to address the U.S. health care crisis, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash) had mixed feelings. He had offered the only proposal in the House which, according to independent reviewers, would bring ...

A day in infamy
31 Aug 00 | WASHINGTON -- After visiting Iraq last year, 1976 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Mairead Maguire declared, "Sanctions are the economic nuclear bomb." August 6 also marked 10 years since economic sanctions were imposed on Iraq.

Ukrainian Christian doctors offer free, traveling polyclinic
26 Aug 00 | All members of the Christian Medical Association (CMA) of Zaporozhye oblast (province), the group offered a day of free medical consultation as guests of the Second Evangelical Christian-Baptist Church. Mennonite Central Committee has sponsored ...

Summer Service program thrives in California
26 Aug 00 | Gomez and Baez are two of 80 young adults participating in Mennonite Central Committee's (MCC) Summer Service Program this year, 21 in California alone. "It's not just a summer job," says Maricela Bejar, coordinator of the program for West Coast ...

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