What does Mennonite Central Committee do?

Stated Mission A worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice; envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.

When did Mennonite Central Committee start?

September 27, 1920, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Mennonite Central Committee/Founded

What does MCC Canada stand for?

Mennonite Central Committee
Mennonite Central Committee Canada | Relief, development and peace in the name of Christ.

Who does MCC support?

While our work began in 1920 in assistance to Mennonite refugees fleeing the former Soviet Union, today MCC supports programming in roughly 60 countries, caring for the lives and futures of uprooted and other vulnerable people; providing water, food and shelter in times of hunger, disaster and conflict, as well as …

Why do Mennonites cover their hair?

In cold weather, most Amish women will wear a heavy, often quilted, black bonnet over their covering to protect and warm their heads. Like the women, Amish men wear their hair in simple, unassuming styles, most often a bowl cut. In general, the longer the mans hair, the more conservative his group.

What is Anabaptist faith?

Anabaptists are Christians who believe in delaying baptism until the candidate confesses his or her faith in Christ, as opposed to being baptized as an infant. The Amish, Hutterites, and Mennonites are direct descendants of the movement.

What are Anabaptists called today?

Today the descendants of the 16th century European movement (particularly the Baptists, Amish, Hutterites, Mennonites, Church of the Brethren, and Brethren in Christ) are the most common bodies referred to as Anabaptist.

What does MCC stand for?


Acronym Definition
MCC Media, Culture and Communication (various schools)
MCC Merchant Category Code (credit card industry)
MCC Micro Compact Car (Mercedes-Swatch)
MCC Midwest Collegiate Conference

Are Mennonites allowed to smoke?

Some Mennonites may choose not to attend movies, or not to have television in their homes because of the violence that is shown. Others don’t allow dancing. Smoking and drinking are generally not practiced because of the belief that one’s body is God’s temple.

What religion is similar to Mennonite?

Amish Similarities. Both groups actually stem from the same Christian movement during the European Protestant Reformation. These Christians were called Anabaptists and they sought to return to a simplicity of faith and practice based on the Bible.

What was the role of the Mennonite Central Committee?

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has initiated research into how national socialism (Nazism) shaped the contexts in Europe and Paraguay where MCC operated in the 1930s and ’40s, and how, at the time, MCC engaged with the German National Socialist government and worked to resettle Mennonite refugees from the Soviet Union.

Who are the five Amigos of the Mennonite Church?

The five ‘amigos’—members of the Global Community of Young Anabaptists—joined hands at St. Jacobs (Ont.) Mennonite Church in early 2005. The hands belong to Sarah Thompson (North America), Amandus Reimer (South America), Elina Ciptadi (Asia), Khohlwani Moyo (Africa), and Barbara Kärcher (Europe). (CM file photo by Ross W. Muir)

What was the cause of the Mennonite explosion in Beirut?

Mennonite Central Committee is responding to the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, that caused extensive damage throughout the capital city on Aug. 4. The blast is believed to have been caused by large quantities of ammonium nitrate, used for fertilizer and explosives, stored unsafely in a warehouse at the city’s port.