Joining a peace event in Colombia, a Mennonite pastor has warned that, in a nation torn by conflict and violence, peace cannot be reached by a greater investment in the military - but through the action of citizens to build alternatives.
The arrest last month of a US humanitarian worker entering Canada with 12 Haitian asylum seekers has serious implications for church groups and organizations that help refugees, says Mennonite Central Committee Canada’s refugee coordinator.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the North American Anabaptist relief, development and peace agency, is helping to provide food and other aid in seven indigenous communities in northeastern Nicaragua that were devastated by Hurricane Felix.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the North American development and peace agency, is working with local partners to provide a 10-day supply of food for 5,050 families caught up in the post-flood crisis in Bangladesh.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and the Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Ethiopia have brought together 40 community leaders – Muslims, Ethiopian Orthodox and Evangelical Christians – affected by the country's violence.
A pre-dawn break-in earlier this month (June 2007) targetted two computers containing sensitive information at the office of Justapaz, the Christian Center for Justice, Peace and Nonviolent Action, on-the-spot reports reveal.
Threats, intimidation, assassinations and massacres have forced about 3.5 million Colombians to flee their homes and relocate to other areas in the country - writes Gladys Terichow of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the North American peace church relief and development organisation.