Needlework from the Middle East

A Moment from Yesterday

December 15, 2023 | Opinion | Volume 27 Issue 25
Laureen Harder-Gissing | Mennonite Archives of Ontario
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Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) worker Alice Snyder (right) shows needlework done by rural and refugee women in Jordan and the West Bank to Esther Weber at the MCC Ontario offices in Kitchener in 1964.

The Overseas Needlepoint and Crafts Project would become SelfHelp and later, Ten Thousand Villages.

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Bethlehem Bible College
Chapel at Canadian Mennonite Bible College
WWII Alternative service camp

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