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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.

As in many vulnerable communities worldwide, farmers nervously await the rainy season each year in Binga District in Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe. When rains are sparse farmers are forced to plant several times. Normally, the rainy season starts in November. But in recent years, the heavy rain has not come until December, followed by a…

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By Charissa Zehr As a bilingual person aspiring to be trilingual, living with a bilingual spouse, I spend a lot of time thinking about language construction and the flawed way we interpret one language into another. Words fail to describe certain feelings; idiomatic expressions refuse to be confined by Google Translate and the sentiment falls…

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After last night’s massacre of nine men and women at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Ewuare Osayande, Anti-Oppression Coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee U.S., published the following reflection: As Anti-Oppression Coordinator with Mennonite Central Committee, U.S., I stand with many others across this nation whose hearts are filled with grief in…

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The story of Iowa City pastor Max Villatoro captured hearts inside and outside the Mennonite Church this spring. Many were outraged when “Pastor Max,” as he became known, was picked up outside his home by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and later unjustly deported to Honduras, separating him from his four U.S. citizen…

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This article was originally published on Third Way Cafe. In 2000, the Clinton administration enacted Plan Colombia, the $1.3 billion aid package to help Colombia in efforts to reduce drug production. Profits from the drug trade have fueled various actors in Colombia’s ongoing guerilla warfare, which began in 1964. In the first ten years of…

Read more Promoting sustainable peace for Colombia–a reorienting strategy

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How the U.N. is failing Haitian cholera victims From HuffingtonPost Impact: “Haiti is a few months away from the five-year anniversary of the introduction of cholera because of the United Nations’ systematic negligence in leaking contaminated human waste into Haitian waterways. We at Mennonite Central Committee created an infographic to raise awareness of two unfortunate…

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