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May 13, 2014

National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund

Are taxes a necessary evil? That is, if by “evil” we mean something that we disagree with and is also unavoidable. No one really likes money going out of their paychecks – but we do like traveling on smooth roads, driving over safe bridges, building fire stations, and educating our children and our neighbors’ children. […]

May 13, 2014

Special Prayer Request For Kidnapped Nigerians

Church of the Brethren leaders in the US are joining Nigeria’s largest church network, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), to call for prayer and fasting for the safe release of hundreds of teenage school girls abducted April 14. The girls were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram, an extremist Islamic […]

May 8, 2014

SST Reflections – Richard Aguirre and Judy Weaver

Recently, several Berkey college student attendees returned from their Study Service Term. Richard and Judy Weaver, who serve as site directors in Peru, offer some reflections as they receive their final group of students. Learning alongside students in Peru We’re spending about a year (July 2013 to August 2014) in Peru, leading groups of Goshen […]

April 24, 2014

SST Reflections – Malaina Weldy

Recently, several Berkey college student attendees returned from their Study Service Term. Below are some reflections. Malaina Weldy, Peru It’s so hard to sum up SST in a few sentences, or even a few paragraphs. There were a lot of ups and downs, but overall the experience was incredible and one that I wouldn’t change […]

April 16, 2014

SST Reflections – Gretchen Geyer

This week saw the return of a few Berkey college student attendees from their Study Service Term. Gretchen Geyer, Peru For the past three months I have been living with two different host families studying and doing voluntary service in Peru. Prior to leaving I had some expectations that I would be pushed out of […]

March 4, 2014

Celebrate Mennonite Central Committee

Please plan on joining us to Celebrate Mennonite Central Committee in May 6-9, 2014 when we are excited to offer a special update from Haiti. Kristen & Wawa Chege, MCC Haiti Policy Analyst & Advocacy Coordinators, and Garly Michel, Executive Director of MCC partner Wozo, will be sharing stories of how your contributions to MCC […]

February 20, 2014

Days of Prayer and Action (DOPA) for Colombia

We are encourage MCC constituents in our Great Lakes region to participate in the upcoming Days of Prayer and Action (DOPA) for Colombia! This annual event draws attention to issues currently impacting our brothers and sisters in Colombia and involves a day of prayer followed by a day of action. We are trying to involve […]

February 11, 2014

NOW is the time to apply for SALT!

Nepal, anyone? Honduras? Zambia? Korea? Act now if you are considering a SALT — Serving and Learning Together — assignment for 2014-2015. Applicants, 18-27, who apply by February 15 for this one-year service opportunity are guaranteed placement consideration. Check out the opportunities!

January 23, 2014

Support a School for $25 a month

If you value education and have a passion for the young people of a particular country, check out the Global Family website. Global Family is Mennonite Central Committee’s education support program. More than simply providing children with access to school, Global Family supports communities in providing their children with quality educational programming. You can support a school […]

December 4, 2013

MCC Donations Reaching Hands of Filipinos

In the town of Tolosa on Leyte island, where Typhoon Haiyan (locally called Yolanda) caused great devastation, Filipinos can now sign up for food or household supplies. A portion of MCC donations is supplying 3,750 families on Leyte island with a one-time food basket and 2,250 families with nonfood items. This distribution is carried out […]

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