This resource library is curated by MCC BC Staff, local pastors and The Committee members. It is intended to provide you with resources you can use to learn more about the causes you care about. Use them for your personal reading, or for starting discussions with friends.

If you have a suggestion, please send us an e-mail with the title, author, a brief description of the resource, and why you think it would be a good addition to our library.


GENERAL MCC RESOURCES

 

A Common Place

Four times a year MCC’s magazine, A Common Place, takes you alongside MCC workers and partners across the globe, giving you a glimpse of what they encounter every day. Click here to see the online edition and/or subscribe to a free print copy.

 

Intersections

Intersections: MCC theory and practice quarterly is published by Mennonite Central Committee’s Planning, Learning and Disaster Response Department. It explores development issues at a more in-depth, academic level. Click here to see the online edition and/or subscribe to a print copy.


ABUSE RESPONSE & PREVENTION

 

BOOKLET | Abuse: Response and prevention (MCC)

This booklet is a general guide designed to provide tools to help care for victims, survivors and perpetrators of abuse. Click here to view, and here to request a free copy.

 

BOOKLET | Created Equal: Women and Men in the Image of God (MCC)

A persistent question in the church concerns the relationship between women and men. This book explores the questions that often come up in these discussions. Click here to view, and here to request a free copy.

 

BOOKLET | Pornography: Lies, Truth and Hope (MCC)

This booklet explores the dangers of pornography and helps find ways to prevent and overcome the harm it causes. Click here to view, and here to request a free copy.

 

BOOKLET | Understanding sexual abuse by a church leader or caregiver (MCC)

This booklet deals with the complex issues surrounding sexual abuse within the church. Click here to view, and here to request a free copy.


FOOD SECURITY

 

BOOKLET | Every gun that is made... Conflict Causes Hunger (MCC)

This booklet explores the relationship between conflict and hunger through the story of Oray, a young mother of three children living in northeastern Kenya. Click here to request a free copy.

 

BOOKLET | Let's talk about the weather! Climate Change and Hunger (MCC and Canadian Foodgrains Bank)

This booklet discusses climate change and its effect of increased climate variability for farmers around the world. Click here to request a free copy.


INDIGENOUS NEIGHBOURS

 

BOOK | Quest for Respect: The Church and Indigenous Spirituality (ed. Jeff Friesen; Steve Heinrichs)

In Quest for Respect, over 40 authors from diverse backgrounds take up the call to respect Indigenous spirituality, exploring what it might mean to Christians across North America and what it entails for relationships with host peoples and host lands. Borrow or purchase it online here.

 

SUBSCRIPTION BOX | Raven Reads

Raven Reads is a subscription box filled with a beautifully curated collection of Indigenous literature and giftware delivered to your doorstep each season. In honouring the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, Raven Reads aims to inspire and create safe space for dialogue by expanding our understanding and perspectives of the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people around the world, through the written word, from the past and into the present. We haven't personally checked out this resource, but if you do, let us know what you think! Click here for more information and to purchase online.


MIGRATION & RESETTLEMENT (REFUGEES)

 

BOOK | Nujeen: One Girl's Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair​ (Nujeen Mustafa with Christina Lamb) 

Prize-winning journalist and the co-author of smash New York Times bestseller I Am Malala, Christina Lamb, now tells the inspiring true story of another remarkable young hero: Nujeen Mustafa, a teenager born with cerebral palsy, whose harrowing journey from war-ravaged Syria to Germany in a wheelchair is a breathtaking tale of fortitude, grit, and hope that lends a face to the greatest humanitarian issue of our time, the Syrian refugee crisis. Purchase it online here.


PEACEMAKING

 

CURRICULUM | Peacemaking: A Community Workbook (Matt Balcarras) 

Anabaptists believe that peace and peacemaking is at the heart of the gospel. This book discusses the theology of peace and what it looks like to live it out. There are six sections to this workbook, and each combines a small essay and some questions for discussion. Borrow or purchase it online here.

 

BOOKLET | Pursuing Peace: The Essence of MCC (MCC)

Peace is a gift of God's grace. but it is also a virtue that Christians practice and a ministry to which we are called. This booklet is intended to explain MCC's pursuit of peace. Click here to request a free copy.