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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
In Kabul, Afghanistan, MCC’s partner Le Pelican gives boys and girls who are Hazara, a marginalized ethnic group, the opportunity to learn vocational skills and supplement the education most get in school.
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.