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AMMAN, Jordan – As Mennonite Central Committee prepares to implement aid programs in Iraq, MCC staff are increasingly concerned about the involvement of the U.S. and British military in providing humanitarian aid. MCC is committed to helping the most vulnerable people in a disaster and to working with people on all sides of a conflict. […] Read More

Since March 2002, Mennonite Central Committee worker Edward Miller has been living in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, offering the solitary witness of an American Christian to the Iraqi people. The child of MCC workers, Miller, 31, is a graduate of Goshen (Ind.) College. He has worked with MCC in Quebec and Lesotho, and with World […] Read More

NEW YORK – If a war begins in Iraq, unsanitary water may be one of the biggest threats to the civilian population, according to an official with CARE International. Margaret Hassan, the humanitarian agency’s Iraq program officer, said 60 percent of the Iraqi people don’t have access to clean water – a factor that is […] Read More

HARRISONBURG, Va. – When military recruiters set up their tables at Eastern Mennonite University Oct. 3, several students and faculty were appalled. EMU administrators, however, said they tried to turn the event into an opportunity to present a Christian witness for nonviolence. The recruiters – from the Army, Navy, Air Force and U.S. Military Academy […] Read More

EAST JERUSALEM, West Bank – Heightened Israeli military restrictions on the movement of people within the West Bank are impeding humanitarian efforts for Palestinians, according to Mennonite Central Committee and other relief and development agencies. A statement released July 4 by 32 members of the Association of International Development Agencies, or AIDA, calls on the […] Read More

(MCC News Service ) MILE 46, Afghanistan ” — Two blue derelict Russian trucks with a cable strung between them mark the Afghan border crossing in the desert east of the Iranian city of Zabol. Friendly armed guards lower the cable and wave an Iranian Red Crescent vehicle through. There seems to be no need […] Read More

For a time last year it seemed that Iraq was an isolated iceberg on the agenda of the United States and United Nations, frozen into a northern corner of diplomatic waters. Now it has been dynamited out of its corner and is rushing on a collision course with passing ships. During the past year the […] Read More

“If you harbor a terrorist, you are a terrorist.” –George W. Bush, Oct. 26, 2001 Carla and Ron Bluntschli stayed on in Haiti after their Mennonite Central Committee term ended in 1993. After the military ousted Haiti’s democratically elected president, Jean Bertrand Aristide, in 1991, they watched in horror as thousands of people, including personal […] Read More