A delegation from Justapaz met with Rep. Gallego in July 2015

Making peace practical in Colombia

By Anna Vogt In Colombia, Mennonites demonstrate every day that being a peace church means taking concrete actions to stop violence. Colombia has been in armed conflict for over 50 years. Seven million people have been victims of the resulting violence. This violence has been supported in part by Plan Colombia, a multi-billion-dollar military aid…

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Seedlings getting ready for transplant at at MCC partner KMTC (Kulima Mbobumi Training Center) in ZImbabwe. KMTC stands for Family is Life. The goal of the project by Canadian Food Grains Bank (CFGB) and MCC in the Binga district of Zimbabwe is to increase food security for households by using conservation agriculture to produce cereal crops and vegetables.

World Food Day 2015

World Food Day is October 16th this year!  Our office has several resources that you and your congregation can use to learn more about global hunger and food security. This bulletin insert has links to the work MCC does on food security and information from our office.  It’s short, simple, and easy to distribute to…

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Private prisons continue to thrive

In the colossal entity that is the United States criminal justice system, an estimated 20% of prisons are private and for-profit. Private prisons provide an awful incentive to continue the sad trend of mass incarceration that the United States has had for decades. Contracts that federal and state governments have with private prisons usually stipulate…

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Bring Pastor Max home

Actions: Sign a petition to urge Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to bring Max Villatoro home to his family. Make a call this week to Secretary Johnson’s office at (202) 282-8203. Background: Six months ago, it was with heavy hearts that we received word that Pastor Max Villatoro, a beloved father, husband, pastor,…

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Vote no on war authorization

Ask your members of Congress to vote no on authorizing the use of military force. Background: President Obama has proposed an “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” (AUMF) against the Islamic State group. Members of Congress are considering the president’s proposal and could eventually move to a vote on final legislation in both the…

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