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Americans Owe it to Refugees: We Must Save Resettlement

September 26, 2018

Earlier this month, the Trump administration made a devastating announcement that it would only resettle 30,000 refugees next fiscal year – the lowest level in U.S. history. This number comes as we find ourselves in the midst of the worst refugee crisis in history, with more than 25 million refugees worldwide, over half of which are children. This development is …

Supporting young global citizens in New Hampshire this summer

Adam Smedberg | September 25, 2018

While many students were traveling abroad or hanging out at the pool or beach this summer, a group of students was in the White Mountains of New Hampshire developing a closer relationship to God and supporting neighbors they will never meet through the work Church World Service does. Groups of 30 students from across New England gather at the Horton …

Meet Drocella Mugorewera, a 2018 Champions for Change Award Recipient

CWS is pleased to honor Drocella Mugorewera at our annual Benefit for Change event, taking place on November 15th at the Tenement Museum in NYC. Drocella is the Executive Director of Bridge Refugee Services, an agency serving the refugee community in east Tennessee, and a Refugee Congress Delegate. Drocella’s passion for serving refugees came from her own experiences as a …

Learning more about each other

August 30, 2018

Travel anywhere exciting this summer? Maybe California? Or New Jersey? …Ohio? How about Michigan? A handful of the CWS overseas team took a detour this summer to travel to each of those states. And for them – and those they had the opportunity to meet – it certainly was exciting! Here’s why: Columbus, Ohio keeps kids safe and warm in …

Lombok earthquake update: desperate need for safe latrines and clean water

Mathilde Hutagaol | August 27, 2018

It has been four days since I arrived in North Lombok to help coordinate response to the earthquake. Because of my role as Disaster Risk Management Specialist, the CWS team loaned me to Humanitarian Forum Indonesia to aid in the response. I’m here to help meet the needs of the people of Lombok while they continue the disaster recovery process. …