Monday, February 5, 2018

Fwd: In Touch: Health supplies to North Korea

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From: Bruce Campbell-Janz, MCC East Coast <>
Date: Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 12:01 PM
Subject: In Touch: Health supplies to North Korea
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"Today the hostilities of current times are irrelevant."

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MCC staff deliver health kits in North Korea

Health supplies for North Korea

Last fall, a delegation of MCCers were able to visit partners in North Korea, delivering health supplies in bags sewn by Winnipeg volunteers. Senior writer Julie Bell shares her reflections on the trip and the people she met. She writes: "On this day, the hostilities and harsh rhetoric of current times are irrelevant...The call to carry gifts of comfort and words of peace is the only truth that matters."


Providing a "pathway to dignity" for TPS recipients

Those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) have found invaluable support and information through New York Mennonite Immigration Program (NYMIP), a partnership of MCC and the New York City Council of Mennonite Churches. Learn more about the partnership and ways you can advocate for those with TPS.


Time to plan an MCC reunion!

Missing your old MCC team? Wishing you could talk to others who served with MCC where you did? Maybe it's time to get together. To help celebrate our centennial, we're offering discounts for MCC alumni throughout 2020 to host a reunion at the Welcoming Place in Akron, Pennsylvania. Learn more and get started today!  


The U.S. Congress is debating the fate of 700,000 immigrants, often called Dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. as children. Currently the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provides protection from deportation and work permits to Dreamers, including people from Mennonite and Brethren in Christ congregations. DACA will end on March 5 unless Congress takes action. Join with other people of faith and call on your legislators to protect Dreamers and other immigrants.  


The trauma of having her daughter abducted by Boko Haram almost took Kolo Adamu's life. But an MCC supported program helped her heal. Read Kolo's story in the latest A Common Place.