Stories from Southeast Asia: an afternoon in Morden

Join us at Morden Activity Centre on May 1st to hear Arthur and Phyllis Mann, area directors for Southeast Asia, share stories about MCC's work in Southeast Asia.  We will hear about MCC's work in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. There will be stories about peace, education, agriculture, and singing accompanied by Paraguayan harp player Paul Dueck!  The presentation will be followed by time for questions, conversation, and food.

Learning tour inspires generosity

The Crystal Spring Hutterite Colony seems to live according to the adage, “one good deed deserves another.”

The colony of about 180 people near Ste. Agathe, Manitoba collectively donated 50 acres of land to MCC’s Grow Hope campaign last year. This year they’re donating even more after two members visited Ethiopia where MCC partners are addressing food security needs.

Stories from Southeast Asia: an evening at Sam's Place

Join us at Sam's Place on May 4th to hear Arthur and Phyllis Mann, area directors for Southeast Asia, share stories about MCC's work in Southeast Asia.  We will hear about MCC's work in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. There will be stories about peace, education, agriculture and more! The presentation will be followed by time for questions and conversation. Food and drink will be available to purchase.

 

The Bible, Justice and the Palestinian-Israel Conflict

Addressing what many consider the world's most intractable conflict, Naim Ateek offers a succinct primer on the theology of liberation in the context of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and self-determination. He proposes a strategy for biblical interpretation that emphasizes the prophetic themes of inclusivity and justice. He concludes by providing broad principles for achieving security, peace, and justice for all the peoples in Israel/Palestine.

Beyond the "living years"

Mary Groh has a deep history in the Mennonite community; Waterloo region in particular (Fun fact: her father was the founding principal of Rockway Mennonite Collegiate!), but now in her mid-eighties, she is generously investing in the future.

Mary recently sold her house in Toronto to move closer to family in Kitchener and with the windfall from that sale, she promptly set about finding ways to give it away, including plans to leave MCC a portion in her will.

Bargain shoppers have a new retail location to visit

MCC rePurpose Centre opens in Elmira

Bargain shoppers now have a a new location to visit. The MCC rePurpose Centre opened March 1 in Elmira, Ontario. This is a shop with a difference.

With community and caring for creation at heart, the MCC rePurpose Centre is a new initiative where, along with retail sales, recycling, reusing and repurposing materials will be a high priority. Like all MCC shops, the rePurpose Centre will be run by a small staff with day to day positions filled by volunteers.

Haiti

Transforming a colonial legacy to bring hope

And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. — Isaiah 2:4 (KJV)