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Ecumenical Collaboration for Colombians and Venezuelans in a Colombian border town

Martin Coria | August 7, 2018

Dichosos los compasivos, porque serán tratados con compasión. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7 It is commonly referred to as the largest humanitarian crisis and exodus in the history of the Western Hemisphere. Venezuela is in crisis; more than 1.5 million people have left since 2014, so nations across […]

CROP Hunger Walks & the sustainability of CWS programs

Jason Welle | July 31, 2018

In the middle of July, CWS staff gathered in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia for three days of updates and team building. Since most of us work remotely, it was a rare chance to interact face to face with our colleagues not only around the U.S., but around the world. We were joined by regional […]

Water, the Ray of Hope

Michael Kiprop | July 30, 2018

For many years, several times a week 43 year old Mary Nashida travelled from her home in Kaloboy community to Kawalase, Lomeyen village to a dry river bed to fetch water. The journey took 8 hours (4 hrs. one way) to fetch 20 liters to bring home and an extra 5 liters to drink along […]

Talking the talk and walking the walk

Caleb Wafula | July 27, 2018

The scientific consensus is very clear: Climate change is one of the most vexing challenges of the 21st century. Young people are highly vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change, which is why young people around the world are standing up and taking action. In a highly publicized event last Sunday, motivated young people […]

This Saturday, the youth will march

Jasmine Huggins | July 18, 2018

This week, young people from all around the United States will descend upon the nation’s capital to express concern for the planet and call for urgent climate action.  They will speak to the Congressional representatives on Lobby Day on Thursday and build creative and artistic expressions on Friday.  Then on Saturday, they’ll march. Many will […]