MCC U.S. statement on immigrants and refugees

Jan 27, 2017 by and

Do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the alien, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another. (Zechariah 7:10) Mennonite Central Committee U.S. decries the executive actions on...

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MCC Christmas message: Pray with us for peace

Dec 15, 2016 by , and

Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright Round yon virgin mother and child. Holy infant so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace. Exactly 200 years ago, in the...

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MCC statement on sexualized violence

Jun 3, 2016 by and

As stories of harm within our faith communities increase, Mennonite Central Committee is committed to speaking out against sexualized violence. Sexualized violence is physical or psychological violence carried...

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We need to support each other

Mar 10, 2016 by

You are the salt of the earth . . . you are the light of the world. — Matt. 5:13-14 “MCC envisions communities in right relationship with God, one another and creation.” I am speaking to a summit for...

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The faith of Syrian Christians

Jan 26, 2016 by

How long, O God? Will you forget me forever? — Psalm 13:1 A few days ago, I arrived in Lebanon from where MCC staff work with a dozen partner groups in Lebanon and Syria. It has been several years since...

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MCC tribute to Robert Kreider (1919-2015)

Dec 31, 2015 by , and

In one of Jesus’ parables in the Gospel of Matthew, a master praises his good and faithful servant for having proven himself trustworthy in a few things. Throughout his long life and his extensive and...

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An Advent call to Jesus’ way: hospitality, generosity, peace, love

Dec 11, 2015 by and

By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us . . . to guide our feet into the way of peace. — Luke 1:78-79 During this season of Advent, we wait expectantly for the coming of...

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A season of giving

Dec 3, 2015 by

We think of Thanksgiving and Christmas as a season for giving. More and more, though, we also remember that Thanksgiving commemorates a time of taking, when several hundred years ago, my ancestors took land...

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Welcoming immigrants while stepping on by

Nov 2, 2015 by

God executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and loves the strangers, providing them with food and clothing. — Deuteronomy 10:18 10,000 steps every day. That’s just over five miles. I have a...

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Peace is a calling

Jan 21, 2015 by

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. — Matthew 5:9 Just over 20 years ago, in a 100-day period, the genocide in Rwanda resulted in the deaths of almost 1 million Tutsis and...

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A report from prison in Burkina Faso

Dec 30, 2014 by

Today I am in prison in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso. I walked into the Maco prison, the oldest and biggest prison in the city, with a Mennonite Central Committee partner who works with juvenile offenders, but now...

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