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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MCC and Russian Mennonite Symbols

TM Agassiz and MCC respectively.

   The following images are NOT AUTHORIZED and MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED or used without the permission of the primary copyright and trademark holders -- being Mennonite Central Committee and Agassiz Media.

    For this reason, "Disallow" symbols have been placed over the symbols to prevent their unauthorized use.  The "Disallow" may not be removed.

    Mostly, this is to protect MCC's control of use of their logo.  If you get their permission, I will gladly remove the "Disallows."  They have not yet been approached either way.

    So the question would be asked as to how to show the unity of your ethnic identity and your global service awareness?  One could consider receiving permission from certain groups such as the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to show one's support for both identities.  

     Equally, demonstrating the multi-ethnic, multi-national identity of the Mennonite identity and its constituent organs could also be seen as indicating divisions that are not real -- I defer preference or judgment.

Blue Decal Proposal with NON-Disallow  (C) TM
    Use of the MCC logo for purpose of this blog is understood as easonable fair use  in artistic license for creative and social commentary and is not intended to reflect on the MCC or its constituent bodies.  The "Disallow" symbol is not a criticism against the MCC or its programming but solely for the purpose of protecting both the MCC Peace-Dove-Cross and the combined MCC -symbol - potential Russlander symbol from unauthorized use or reproduction.

Blue and Black Decal Flags (C) and TM

    This last one is just for fun.  It does not reflect Russian Mennonite culture as much as it does American Amish culture, yet it does serve as a symbol of the distinctive Anabaptist cultures and a negotiated rather than blindly accepting attitude towards Western Culture and Modernity (or even Postmodernity).

At the end of the day, this is just food for thought.


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