Mennonite Central Committee

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The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a relief, service, and peace agency representing the Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and Amish churches of North America.

The MCC was founded in Elkhart, Indiana, USA, and held its first meeting on September 27, 1920. Its original goal was to provide food for the hungry in the Soviet Union. The Mennonite Central Committee (Canada) was founded in 1963.

Currently the MCC represents 15 Mennonite bodies and the Brethren in Christ Church. The U.S. headquarters are in Akron, Pennsylvania, and its Canadian headquarters are in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

MCC was an early proponent of fair trade through its Ten Thousand Villages program.

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