Award-winning novel in CROP Hunger Walk edition!

Partial proceeds will support CWS, CROP Hunger Walk.

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Transforming communities around the globe.

CWS has worked for seven decades with one goal: building a world where there is enough for all. We affirm the power of individuals and communities to take ownership of their future. We meet them right where they are, helping them create solutions they can maintain – and build on. That means a refugee family who is able to start a new life. Or someone rebuilding after disaster finds safety with dignity.

Saad Omar Adam, who fled violence and turmoil in Sudan and Libya, is making a new life in the U.S.

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Pich Khorn's used a small cash grant to start a garden and a small grocery shop, saving her family from disaster.

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Amal found psychosocial support and education services - and new hope - in Cairo, her family's new home.

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Marta Gutierrez, a community leader in Carazo, Nicaragua, is pioneering innovative agricultural techniques.

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We are making an impact. Together.

We believe that there is enough food, water and justice for everyone in our world. Our work to build alliances among faith groups, civil society, advocates and those in need, and provide programs and services that are impactful, is as critical now as it ever has been. In the past year alone, we've been able to make differences in tens of thousands of lives in more than 30 countries.

Over 28,000
people in Vietnam benefited from WASH, education and hygiene programs.

14,388 refugees
from sub-Saharan Africa resettled to the United States in FY 2015.

More than 10,000
families in Central America are more food secure and resilient to climate change.

Latest Updates and Action Alerts

Urge Your Senators to Champion Refugee Resettlement in Confirmation Hearings

President-Elect Trump has nominated individuals to fill cabinet positions in his administration. These nominations now go to the Senate for confirmation. Certain Senate committees will hold confirmation hearings in which they can ask the nominees questions. Please call your Senators and urge them to ask the nominees questions about the importance of refugee resettlement. CALL NOW!

Seven Years after the Earthquake: Haiti in an unprecedented humanitarian, food and climate crisis

January 17, 2017

Washington, DC – On the seventh anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, human rights groups, faith-based organizations, policy institutes and humanitarian organizations would like to honor those who lost their lives in the earthquake, as well as those who lost their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Haiti’s […]

CWS Statement on Tillerson Nomination

January 6, 2017

CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Pertaining to the Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson for Secretary of State January 11, 2017 As a 71-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions and 36 refugee resettlement offices across the country, Church World Service urges the committee to affirm the importance […]


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