Let’s Talk Peace is an invitation to conversation about Christ’s call to be a people of peace in the context of war, militarism and empire. Invite a speaker to your community from the more than 30 profiles of available speakers at: www.mcc.org/fearnot/speakers . Prepare to be stirred and challenged!
Waiting in exile God’s people were reassured, “Do not fear, for I am with you.” These words still resonate powerfully today. We live in a world of fear—fear of death, fear of personal assault, fear of terrorism and losing what we have.
Some level of fear is healthy. It keeps us from doing unwise things and grows out of concern for our own safety and the protection of those we love. But it must not become an idol and keep us from experiencing the abundant life God desires for us.
The Bible offers us an alternative way of understanding security, promising that God is present with us. Because of this we need not live in fear and can put our trust in God, rather than in human rulers or weapons.
MCC supports Congolese Mennonite women who stand with others in support of peace, demilitarization and the end of violence against women. After participating in the World March of Women in October, they are more determined than ever to work for peace.
MCC-supported day care in Bolivia provides food, education and care for children. The day care also offers individual counseling and group workshops for their parents, who are often single mothers and who struggle financially.