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Church World Service Launches Eighth Annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk Campaign

October 7, 2019

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org Church World Service Launches Eighth Annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk Campaign NEW YORK— Church World Service today announced that this weekend will mark the launch of the organization’s eighth annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk campaign—an initiative that both raises awareness and funds to fight hunger around the world and celebrates the power …

Updated Situation Report: 2019 Hurricane Season

September 27, 2019

SITUATION Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on September 1 as a deadly Category 5 storm. It stalled and spent more than 36 hours over the nation with winds of 185-220 miles per hour. The storm produced 12-15 inches of rain and a storm surge of 18-23 feet above sea level. As of September 20, the official death toll …

REFUGEES BANNED; TRUMP PUTS OUT LADY LIBERTY’S TORCH

September 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. — In response to reports that the Trump administration plans to set the Fiscal Year 2020 refugee admissions goal at 18,000, an unprecedented record-low that effectively dismantles the U.S. resettlement program, as well as today’s executive order that permits state and local officials to block resettlement in their communities, CWS President and CEO Rev. John L. McCullough issued the following statement: “With …

Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Implementation of Asylum Ban Will Threaten Lives

September 11, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.750.0960   Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Implementation of Asylum Ban Will Threaten Lives Faith community demands restoration of asylum protections for the vulnerable at our doorstep In response to reports that the Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to implement its asylum ban while litigation continues, Church World Service President and CEO Rev. John L. …

Situation Report: Hurricane Dorian

September 9, 2019

SITUATION Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas on Sunday, September 1 as a Category 5, the strongest level of hurricane. The storm moved historically slowly, leaving widespread devastation in its wake. The official death toll in the Bahamas is 44, but as The New York Times reported yesterday, “The extent of the damage …in the Abaco Islands is so great, …