Support the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
As people of faith, Mennonite Central Committee is committed to addressing the legacy of harm done to Indigenous Peoples by churches and governments, and to forging right relationships. MCC’s advocacy efforts arise out of our program work – more specifically, from the call of partners that we work with in Canada and around the world.
Advocacy for People on the Move
One hundred years ago, MCC was formed in faith to help people in crisis and dealing with displacement. Today, we are working hard to live up to this legacy in response to COVID-19. When crises like these occur, the needs of vulnerable and displaced families become even more pronounced, whether at home or around the world.
Peacebuilding to Address Forced Migration
All over the world, people are on the move. Over 79.5 million people are currently forcibly displaced from their homes. In 2018 alone, there were 28 million new internal displacements across 148 countries and territories. Eighty percent of the world’s displaced remain in neighboring countries in the global south. They have no prospective of either going home or resettling in a third country.
53 years of occupation is enough
Everyone needs a home — where families are safe and secure, basic needs are met, where people can come and go freely and imagine a future. But that is not the reality for Palestinians — or even for some Israelis. Israel's military occupation of the Palestinian territories makes life insecure for both peoples.