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Christopher Plummer | May 15, 2020
Washington, D.C. – A coalition of faith-based organizations in the United States will launch a campaign tomorrow in support of Big Shift, a global effort calling on the World Bank to end all support for fossil fuels and shift investment to renewable energy access in the time of COVID-19 and beyond. The World Bank continues to subsidize fossil fuels, which …
Christopher Plummer | April 29, 2020
Washington, D.C. — Church World Service today joined with a broad coalition of faith, civil rights, business and immigration organizations in launching a six-figure nationwide campaign to make the case that all Americans, including immigrants, are essential to COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. The #AllOfUS campaign emphasizes that across countless sectors, immigrants—regardless of status—are working on the front lines fighting …
Christopher Plummer | April 24, 2020
New York City–In response to news reports that the Trump Administration has ignored the call of advocates to halt the deportation of 129 Haitians, including minors, just days after three deportees on a previous flight tested positive for COVID-19, CWS President and CEO Rev. John L. McCullough issued the following statement: “It is unconscionable to continue deportations during this global …
April 22, 2020
SITUATION As of April 22, the World Health Organization reports over 2.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 169,000 people have died. Countries worldwide are scrambling to protect their citizens and stop the spread of this pandemic. Coronavirus –and the measures governments are taking to protect their citizens– are taking a toll on communities around the globe. The pandemic …
Christopher Plummer | April 21, 2020
Xenophobia must not dictate response to public health crisis New York City–Church World Service today condemned remarks by President Trump demonizing immigrants in the time of COVID-19 and threatening to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States. CWS President and CEO Rev. John L McCullough issued the following statement: While hundreds of people are dying each day in this country, …