Protecting Welcome, Restoring Hope

Churches launch national movement to safeguard our welcome of refugees.

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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.

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 Trump’s Announcement to Grind Refugee Resettlement To a Halt and Bar Refugees from Certain Countries

President Donald Trump announced in January that the U.S. government will ban travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days; suspend refugee resettlement for 120 days; preference religious minorities; and drastically reduce the number of refugees the United States welcomes from 110,000 to 50,000, a historic low. This announcement flies in the face of our best values of compassion, hospitality, and welcome. With more than 65 million forcibly displaced in the world–the worst in our global history–it is more important than ever to take action by condemning this new policy. CALL NOW!

CWS Opposes President Trump’s Budget Request that would Gut Life-Saving Humanitarian Assistance, Balloon Irresponsible Deportation Force

May 23, 2017

The humanitarian agency urges Congress to protect funds for the vulnerable and restore U.S. leadership Washington, D.C. – CWS condemned President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request, released today, which attempts to significantly reduce funding for international poverty-focused assistance and refugee resettlement, while expanding a deportation force that separates families and destroys communities. “This is […]

CWS Partners with Interfaith Leaders in support of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

May 15, 2017

Church World Service recently played a key role in organizing the following interfaith letter to President Trump and members of his administration regarding the critical issue of climate change and its impact on poor and vulnerable communities worldwide.   May 9, 2017 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 […]

#GreaterAs1

CWS has launched a new campaign to stand in solidarity with those who have been displaced. Find out more. Visit GreaterAs1.org.

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