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CWS Holds Trump Administration Responsible for Tragic Death of Jackeline Caal

December 14, 2018

CONTACT: | 202-733-5151 CWS Calls on Congress to Hold the Administration Accountable for its Deadly Policies Washington, D.C. – In response to reports of the tragic death of Jackelin Caal, a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala who died of exhaustion and dehydration while in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service issued the following statement: “This …

CWS Supports New Climate Change Review

December 6, 2018

Contact: CWS Supports New Climate Change Review Report Finds Wealthier Countries are Not Doing Fair Share to Reverse Climate Change New York City– Church World Service today expressed support for a new report issued by Civil Society Review: After Paris: Inequality, Fair Shares, and The Climate Emergency. The report, released during the UN climate conference in Poland, measures the ‘fair share’ …

Banning Asylum Seekers and Indefinitely Detaining Families is Heartless and Illegal

November 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2018 CONTACT: Banning Asylum Seekers and Indefinitely Detaining Families is Heartless and Illegal CWS demands the U.S. obey its own laws and meet international and moral obligations to protect asylum-seeking families WASHINGTON, DC- This afternoon President Trump announced an asylum ban, barring any person who crosses between ports of entry from applying for asylum. …

Updated Emergency Appeal: U.S. Hurricanes

October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018 Appeal code: 628H – 2018 U.S. Hurricane Appeal This appeal serves as an update to the September 20 Hurricane Florence Appeal Situation Hurricane Florence slammed into the North Carolina coast on September 14, bringing with it historic leveling of rain. Just a few weeks later on October 10, Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle with vicious force and then brought even more rain …

CWS Mourns for Lives Lost at Tree of Life Synagogue

October 27, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2018 CONTACT: New York, NY- Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service, issued the following statement in response to today’s tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA: “My heart aches to think of the innocent people killed and harmed in a house of worship. Hate is an ugly …