John Stoesz, former executive director for MCC Central States, is sharing his conviction about land justice for the Dakota people that he developed while working for MCC, as he bicycles 2,000 miles around southern Minnesota.
Beginning in July 2013, a new MCC exhibit on migration will be available for churches, schools, conferences, relief sales and other events. Consisting of 12 easy-to-roll-out panels, the exhibit tells the stories of several migrants as they traveled from one place to another. The content and images are meant to bring out the human stories of migration, raise awareness about why people leave their homes, and encourage further learning and advocacy.
The free-standing banners can be set up in a variety of configurations, depending on the space available. Each panel is 31.5" (80 cm) wide and 78"(198 cm) tall.
Groups may reserve the display by emailing email@example.com or contacting MCC U.S. at (717) 859-1151. Groups pay shipping and handling plus a $50 rental fee.
The exhibit is available in either English/Spanish or English/French versions.
“People on the move,“ Intersections: MCC Theory & Practice Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2013, Vol. 1, No. 2. An issue with stories about migration and development from MCC workers and others around the world.
West Coast Mennonite Central Committee’s Global Anabaptist Institute, to be held June 13-21 in Fresno, Calif., is now accepting applications from young adults who want to be challenged by the diverse opinions and backgrounds of other participants, spiritual concepts and study of peace and justice.
Opinion writer Titus Peachey compares his ethical discomfort of riding on an armed pickup truck with military guards he neither requested nor wanted with living in a country that relies on military might for its cultural and national superiority. Peachey wonders what would happen if Christians challenged their reliance on might by an intentional following of Christ’s way of peace.