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Coming home to Kabay

How MCC programs helped bring life to communities once considered hopeless

Remis Pierre, 23, lives in the house he grew up in in the farming community of Kabay. It’s only eight o’clock in the morning when we visit, but the sound of a soccer game can already be heard from a radio inside the house: the World Cup has just started. Pierre supports Brazil, as do both my MCC colleague and my motorcycle taxi driver, who are also sitting with us. The two countries have a long history together.

Securing the future through conservation agriculture in Kenya

Agriculture in arid and semi-arid lands of Machakos, Makueni and Kajiado counties in Kenya depends on rainfall. Keeping crops properly watered has always been a challenge in these regions, and recently has been intensified by climate change.

The project uses three main principles: minimal soil disturbance, soil cover, and crop rotation. Conservation agriculture reverses soil degradation, builds up soil fertility and reduces soil erosion and leaching.

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.