Advocacy in Akron

July 28, 2013

On Friday I trekked with two others from the Mennonite Central Committee - Washington Office to the main office of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Akron, Pennsylvania. We made the trip so Jesse Epp-Fransen, Legislative Assistant and Communications Coordinator for the Washington Office, could present on MCC's advocacy efforts during an orientation session for MCC workers about to head out to their various assignments around the world (the first photo is one I took of Epp-Fransen during the session). The presentation included information about MCC's three advocacy offices: Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and the United Nations. The presentation also included information about the biblical basis for advocacy and how MCC workers play an important role in the advocacy process. I enjoyed the presentation and meeting some of the MCC workers and hearing about their plans. I also enjoyed seeing the MCC campus, which includes some intentional design aspects to create a peaceful retreat space (the second photo is one I took of one of the buildings).