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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: media@cwsglobal.org | 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, […]

CWS to Congress: You Must Pass a Clean Dream Act in the Next Two Weeks

December 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org CWS TO CONGRESS: YOU MUST PASS A CLEAN DREAM ACT IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS Washington, D.C. – After members of Congress passed a continuing resolution on Thursday to fund the government for two weeks—delaying resolution on critical issues like the status of nearly 800,000 undocumented young […]

CWS Denounces Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Trump’s Expanded Muslim Ban

December 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-733-5151 CWS DENOUNCES SUPREME COURT DECISION TO UPHOLD TRUMP’S EXPANDED MUSLIM BAN After the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the latest iteration of President Trump’s Muslim ban, CWS President and CEO Rev. John McCullough issued the following statement: “As communities of faith, we are wary anytime […]

CWS Executive Vice President Maurice A. Bloem Launches Sixth Annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk Campaign

November 27, 2017

NEW YORK— Church World Service — a global humanitarian organization which was formed in its response to the aftermath of World War II — announces that its Executive Vice President Maurice A. Bloem will today kick off the sixth 100 Mile Hunger Walk campaign, an annual initiative that raises awareness and funds to fight hunger […]