The Mennonite Central Committee has worked in the Palestine-Israel region for nearly 70 years. Come hear Abe Janzen and Carol McNaughton talk about the committee’s work April 11th at 7:00 pm at Parkdale United Church.

Abe Janzen served as the executive director of MCC Alberta for 21 years, retiring to Donor and Church Relations in the fall. He has travelled to the Palestine-Israel region multiple times and is passionate about working for peace. Before beginning with MCC Alberta, Abe and his wife served with MCC in Bolivia for 10 years. He is originally from Saskatchewan, where he studied adult education. He blogs regularly at somemessynotes.wordpress.com.

Carol McNaughton is the current peace program coordinator with MCC Alberta, a role that encompasses advocacy, community engagement, and coordinating serving and learning programs for youth and young adults. She recently spent a year serving with MCC in Cambodia and has also spent time as a student/intern in the Philippines, Turkey, and South Africa. Carol completed her Bachelor’s of social work at the University of Calgary and is a registered social worker.

We look forward to seeing you there!