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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.

Photo: Edwin Harris/CWS

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

Photo: Sok Touch

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

Photo: Kirsten Fryer

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

Photo: Amber Blake

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

Tell the White House & Congress that You OPPOSE Terminating DACA

News sources are reporting that President Trump is considering terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This move would turn our nation’s back on immigrant youth who are valued members of our communities. Terminating DACA would place the nearly 800,000 DREAMers whom the program allows to work and live legally in the United States at immediate risk of deportation. We need to call on our elected leaders TODAY to keep the DACA program intact! LEARN MORE AND CALL NOW!

CWS Welcomes World Bank Pledge to Stop Financing Oil and Gas

December 15, 2017

Church World Service (CWS) applauds the World Bank for its leadership in addressing climate change in accordance with the Paris Agreement to keep global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. Jim Kim, President of the World Bank, announced that the Bank would no longer invest in oil and gas exploration and extraction […]

CWS Calls on DHS to Immediately Release Dreamer Detained After DACA Renewal Application Lost by Post Office

December 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2017 CONTACT: | 202-750-0960 CWS Calls on DHS to Immediately Release Dreamer Detained After DACA Renewal Application Lost by Post Office Cindy, Aroche Enriquez’s fiance: ‘I don’t understand why they have him as a prisoner, he doesn’t have a bad record here… He has his son who needs him.’ Washington, […]

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Urge members of Congress to protect Creation by supporting funding for climate solutions! Contact Congress NOW.

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