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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 […]

CWS Statement on General Kelly Nomination

CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Pertaining to the Nomination of General John Kelly for Secretary of Homeland Security January 11, 2017 As an ecumenical organization representing 37 Protestant member communions, Church World Service urges the committee to emphasize the importance of access to protection for refugees and asylum […]

CWS Statement on Senator Sessions Nomination

CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Pertaining to the Nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General January 10 – 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 all Senators to […]

CWS Draws Attention to World Hunger in 2017 with CROP Hunger Walks and Release of Award-Winning Novel

January 4, 2017

From New York City to Boise, ID, to Charlotte, NC, Church World Service has kicked off another year of CROP Hunger Walks across the nation, along with a new partnership with author Sharon Ewell Foster,  to bring attention to hunger across the globe. Foster has released the CROP Hunger Walk Edition of her award-winning novel, “Abraham’s […]

CWS Statement on Ohio State University Incident

November 28, 2016

“We are heartbroken to learn of the news emerging from Ohio today. CWS stands with Ohio State University students, faculty and staff, and with the broader Columbus community. As authorities conduct their investigation and we learn more about this situation, we pray for the swift recovery of all those injured in this attack. We also […]