Mennonite Central Committee

MCC U.S. and UK Working Group reports call for cluster bomb use to stop
26 Aug 00 | AKRON, Pa. -- Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. and The United Kingdom (UK) Working Group on Landmines are calling for a moratorium on the use of cluster bombs. The release of "Clusters of Death: The Mennonite Central Committee Global Report...

MCC representatives gain rare glimpse into Christianity in Burma
26 Aug 00 | Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) sponsored Zimmerman and Belizian student Pastor Romero in attending the seminar "Doing Theology Under the Bo Tree," to learn what is happening in the church in Burma. Seminar participants met with various ...

Debt relief for poor countries
26 Aug 00 | Freeing poor countries from their international debt would free up money to provide essential funding for health care, education and other social services. The U.S. initiative could provide partial relief for around 33 countries by paying off the...

California's lesser-known summer games
26 Aug 00 | Youth from the community gather at Iglesia Hermanos Menonita de Parlier (Parlier Mennonite Brethren Church) for the first hockey match of the "Summer Games" organized by Mireles as part of his assignment for Mennonite Central Committee's (MCC) ...

I say potato, you say kam-ja - DPRK Ambassador visits MCC, tours local farms
15 Jul 00 | Alice Andrews, East Asia program coordinator for the American Friends Service Committe (AFSC), Ambassador Li and a Counselor from the embassy joined MCC staff to discuss MCC relations with North Korea and to learn about local agriculture. ...

MCC works with Dutch partner to feed Ethiopia's displaced
15 Jul 00 | DESSIE, Ethiopia --Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is helping some of the most forgotten people affected by drought in Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, MCC works together with Eastern Mennonite Missions, under the name Mennonite Mission in Ethiopia (MME)...

With smiles, children received school kits
15 Jul 00 | MOAMBA, Maputo Province, Mozambique -- Today we witnessed the jubilation of students receiving combination health and education kits from Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). We arrived at the Christian Council of Mozambique (CCM) warehouse in ...

Teaching teachers in Egypt creates dilemmas for MCC workers
15 Jul 00 | CAIRO, Egypt -- A special Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) ceremony here recently marked the graduation of nine Egyptian teachers from an intensive six-day teacher training course. Most MCC volunteers in Cairo teach English to adults at Coptic (...

MCC sending food relief to Eritrea
15 Jul 00 | ASMARA, Eritrea -- Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) will contribute $62,000 Cdn. The Kale Heywet Church, an indigenous church in Eritrea, will distribute the food.

MCC Joins Churches in Campaign Supporting Aboriginal Rights
01 Jul 00 | -- A coalition of church groups including Mennonite Central Committee Canada is launching a national public education and action campaign this fall in support of Aboriginal rights. The group--called the Aboriginal Rights Coalition-- is calling on...

Fifth Year for Bike the Whiteshell for MCC
01 Jul 00 | On June 24 & 25, 2000, 106 cyclists rode in Mennonite Central Committee's (MCC) fifth annual "Bike the Whiteshell". Mennonite Central Committee is the relief, service and development agency of North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ ...

Mennonite Disaster Services releases new book The Hammer Rings Hope
24 Jun 00 | AKRON, Pa. -- Fifty years of Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) photos and stories are presented in the new hardback The Hammer Rings Hope by Lowell Detweiler, former MDS Executive Coordinator. The Hammer Rings Hope was released on June 2 at the ...

Thrift stores get net saavy
24 Jun 00 | LITITZ, Pa. -- Looking for new ways to market valuable items, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) thrift shops are getting on the information superhighway. Thrift shop managers and board members from Canada and the United States gathered in June ...

Puerto Rican Mennonites look to needs of Vieques citizens as Navy resumes bombing
24 Jun 00 | SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The United States Navy plans to resume bombing practice soon on Vieques Island off the coast of Puerto Rico. RamĒn Bermudez, president of the Puerto Rican Mennonite Church, said the church hopes to respond to the needs of...

MCC Bolivia is Forty
24 Jun 00 | SANTA CRUZ, Boliva -- More than 500 visitors attended the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Bolivia 40th anniversary celebration here June 16. The event, held at the MCC center in Santa Cruz, included expositions and presentations of current MCC ...

Years after massacre Las Abejas still strives for peace in Chiapas
24 Jun 00 | CUERNAVACA, Mexico -- To an emotional audience, Sebastian, a Presbyterian member of Las Abejas, opened a tour here and Mexico City, in central Mexico. Sponsored by Mennonite churches in Mexico City and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), four ...

Sustained MCC partnership facilitates grass-roots development work in India
24 Jun 00 | Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) responded to the need by working with an Indian relief organization that grew out of the crisis -- the Christian Agency for Relief and Social Action, which in 1970 was renamed the Church's Auxiliary for Social ...

Indonesian church leaders train for conciliation
24 Jun 00 | WEST PAPUA, Indonesia -- The church in this eastern-most province of Indonesia is under great stress these days as it faces violence outside and conflict within. "Disagreements within the society about independence are mirrored by disagreements ...

Christians and Muslims face tension in Indonesia
24 Jun 00 | Those words from John 16 (NIV) sound very different when read to an Indonesian congregation," said Duane Ruth-Heffelbower, director of peace programs, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Indonesia. During the past two years, violence between ...

Ethiopia troubled by war, famine and now peace
24 Jun 00 | MCC is partnering with the Ethiopian Mennonite Church (MKC), the Lutheran Church and Afar pastoralists to distribute food to people affected by the drought and to those displaced by the Ethiopia-Eritrea war. Linda and Bob Hovde, MCC and Eastern ...

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