MCC updates. November 7, 2017
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches that 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. Circle of Hope partners with the MCC, and our Circle Thrift stores raise money for their work.
Here are a few updates from our ally regarding advocacy work, resources, and disaster relief both nationally and internationally:
► Faithful Advocacy for Criminal Justice Reform (Lancaster)
Saturday, January 13, 2018, come to this program to learn why we engage in advocacy. Learn more about PA “Clean Slate” legislation and why it is so important that people of faith support a bill that opens doors for those who have served time.
► Tell Congress to support the Dream Act
Action: Urge your members of Congress to support the Dream Act
On September 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will be terminated in six months. The DACA program has provided protection from deportation and work permits to nearly 800,000 youth and young adults who were brought to the U.S. as children.
Action: Urge your members of Congress to support the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act
A mother and father in Texas face deportation after U.S. Border Patrol officers initiated removal proceedings at a Texas hospital where the couple sought emergency care for their infant. The actions of the Border Patrol officers clearly violate the federal government’s own policy.
► Washington Office: Immigration update, October 31, 2017
This is a significant immigration advocacy resource that includes action, information and stories
► Sign up to receive Pennsylvania-specific info regarding MCC East Coast partner, the Pennsylvania Council of Churches
MCC Disaster Relief Response
From hurricanes and flooding, to conflict and drought, MCC is responding to many disasters around the world. Learn more about our relief projects and give today to help provide assistance and to support communities as they rebuild. MCC is currently supporting 10 different responses. Engage your churches helping MCC address disaster.
Share the joy of giving. Honor your friends and family with gifts that change lives. Browse the categories below to find gifts of all sizes, from rabbits and chickens ($10) to a life-saving latrine ($100). Once you’re finished you can send a personalized e-card or call 1-888-563-4676 to order printed cards for your loved ones.