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MC USA issues statement on racial injustice

6.2. 2020 Written By: Mennonite Church USA staff

Mennonite Church USA released a “statement on racial injustice” June 1 in response to events surrounding the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The statement calls for MC USA congregations “to stand in solidarity with communities of color, walk alongside them and, indeed, be led by them.” The MC USA statement acknowledges structural oppression […]

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In response to pandemic, MCC distributes canned meat across United States

6.1. 2020 Written By: Diana Voth, Mennonite Central Committee

Photo: On April 16, staff and volunteers of Heart2Heart in southern Florida sort MCC humanitarian aid supplies and get them ready for distribution to older adults in the community. Heart2Heart photo/Stefany Gallo In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. is supporting Anabaptist churches and partner organizations by […]

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‘God is with us’: A New York church in the epicenter of the pandemic offers support, hope

6.1. 2020 Written By: Sara Alvarez Waugh, Everence

Photo: Prayer during an Evangelical Garifuna Church of Manhattan worship service in 2019. Lately the church has been meeting virtually. Photo provided by Evangelical Garifuna Church of Manhattan “I’m running low on food. Is there anything you can do to help?” says a text message to Pastor Elvis Martinez from a woman who attends Evangelical […]

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Overwhelmed by need, MDS boosts joint relief fund

5.26. 2020 Written By: Tim Huber, Mennonite World Review

A congregational relief fund has grown to $800,000 as more than 300 U.S. Anabaptist congregations have applied for assistance to weather financial challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Emphasizing the economic difficulty facing many small churches, a significant portion of support comes from Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS). As of May 8, 320 congregations had applied […]

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MCC cuts programs as coronavirus hits income

5.26. 2020 Written By: The Mennonite, Mennonite World Review and Mennonite Central Committee

Photo: Tha Thi Ke stands in her family’s first cornfield in Vietnam’s Phu Tho Province. In 2001, MCC encouraged farmers to grow winter corn crops and find other ways to supplement income from their rice yields, helping them remain on their land rather than being forced to migrate. MCC photo/Jack Leonard With income falling short […]

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‘What are your needs?’: Grants provide assistance for churches facing financial crisis

5.18. 2020 Written By: Emily Jones

Photo: Graciela Tijerina delivers a sermon in 2019 at Iglesia Menonita Casa Betania (Bethany House Mennonite Church) in Newton, Kansas. Photo provided by Iglesia Menonita Casa Betania In mid-March, when states began issuing stay-at-home orders and requiring some businesses to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, pastor Graciela Tijerina picked up the phone and called […]

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Response to storm prepares Congolese Mennonites for COVID-19

5.11. 2020 Written By: Lynda Hollinger-Janzen, Mennonite Mission Network

Photo: Fernand Muvuma, a nurse from Ndjoko Punda, treats patients in the blue-tarp shelters that housed the UMER clinic in March. Photo by Joseph Nkongolo A march medical clinic organized by Communauté Mennonite au Congo (Mennonite Church of Congo) proved to be a training ground for the looming challenge that confronts the Democratic Republic of […]

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