Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is responding to the recent events in Palestine and Israel with a call to prayer, emergency food and other relief, and advocacy for a just peace.
“We mourn the tragic deaths of those killed in Palestine and Israel,” says Rick Cober Bauman, MCC Canada Executive Director. “We lament this new wave of conflict and invite churches to pray for the many families whose loved ones have been killed in both Israel and Palestine.”
“MCC works with both Israeli and Palestinian partners committed to a just peace in the region,” adds Ann Graber Hershberger, MCC U.S. Executive Director. “We are committed to working toward a future where all Palestinians and Israelis can live together on the land in peace and abundance.”
MCC is planning an emergency relief response with existing partners, focused on the immediate humanitarian needs in the Gaza Strip, given the vulnerability of the population and lack of resources available to families. The initial response will include distributing food and bedding. In the longer-term, MCC also plans to respond with trauma healing support and housing reconstruction.
You can give by your offering. If by cash, designate the envelope “MCC Palestine Israel.” If by cheque, make the cheque payable to the church and designate “MCC Palestine Israel” on the memo line/envelope. By e-transfer, put “MCC Palestine Israel” in the message box. Any questions? Our treasurer Lorraine would love to help.
Full story at https://mcc.org/our-stories/mcc-plans-relief-advocates-just-peace-palestine-and-israel
You can also give directly at https://mcc.org/donate
MCC – Relief, development, and peace in the name of Christ