About MCC

Mennonite Central Committee

MCC-logo_FBMCC is a global, nonprofit organization that strives to share God’s love and compassion for all through relief, development and peace. In all their programs they are committed to relationships with local partners and churches. As an Anabaptist organization, MCC strives to make peace a part of everything they do. When responding to disasters they work with local groups to distribute resources in ways that minimize conflict. In their development work they plan with community and church groups to make sure the projects meet their needs. And they advocate for policies that will lead to a more peaceful world.

Mennonite Central Committee’s Beginnings

MCC held its first official meeting on September 27, 1920.  On July 27 of that year 13 church leaders had met in Elkhart, Indiana to talk about how North American Mennonites could respond to the needs of hungry people in the former Soviet Union. MCC’s name is a reflection of this coming together of different church groups into one “central” committee.

MCC’s Programs

Overseas MCC is involved in development work such as education, health and agriculture, peace and justice issues, and relief work and job creation, among other things.  It also operates Ten Thousand Villages, which purchases crafts from developing world artisans and craftpersons for sale in North America.

MCC’s Purpose

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), 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. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.

For more information visit www.mcc.org