Mennonite Central Committee is committed to the biblical vision of peacemaking. MCC is motivated by God's reconciling love and grace, human need and a concern for justice. Peace and peacemaking are central in all aspects of MCC work, and all MCC workers are part of this reconciling witness. Because of our faith in Christ and in human kind, we must apply our humble efforts to the construction of a more just and humane world. And I want to declare emphatically such a world is possible. To create this new society, we must present outstretched, friendly hands, without hatred, without rancor - even as we show great determination, never wavering in the defense of truth and justice. Because we know that seeds are not sown with clenched fists. To sow we must open our hands.
MCC's development work around the world is in areas such as education, health, agriculture, peace and justice issues, relief work and job creation. Ten Thousand Villages, MCC's Fair Trade store, purchases crafts from developing world artisans and craftspersons and makes them available for sale in North America. In North America MCC is involved with immigration, refugee assistance, job creation, people with disabilities, offenders and victims of crime and more. MCC offers help, regardless of race, religion or political orientation. As a relatively small agency, MCC serves those who have fallen between the cracks of larger programs.