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Quilt for peace
June 4, 2010
In 2008-2009 traveling quilts raised more than $180,000 for MCC. Each year, the quilt has a different theme. The 2010 quilt focuses on food.
Proceeds from the 2011 peace quilts could support any of MCC’s peace work, including the programs of MCC’s partner Justapaz, an organization of the Colombia Mennonite Church. Justapaz supports peacebuilding, human rights and nonviolent action among people who live in areas of conflict, perpetuated by the military, the paramilitary or rebel groups.
In Afghanistan, an MCC partner organization, Cooperation for Peace and Unity, is training leaders in peacebuilding, conflict resolution and related development fields. They, in turn, will train other Afghans.
To support these programs and others, quilters are also invited to create their own peace quilts or wall hangings. The proceeds garnered from the projects at the relief sales can be designated for peacebuilding.
In Canada: Peace quilt blocks should be sent to Bev Patkau, 227 Valhalla Crescent NW, Calgary, AB T3A 1Z8. She can be contacted by email at email@example.com.
In the United States: Peace quilt blocks can be sent to Marlys Wiens, 7310 York Ave. S. #105, Edina, MN 55435. She can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on relief sales or updates on the peace quilt project, visit reliefsales.mcc.org.