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Close-Knit Relationships: A Former Refugee Serves New Friends from Afghanistan

May 5, 2022

Friedlinde Ebersole has been knitting for the Lancaster Church of the Brethren’s (LCOB) prayer shawl ministry for more than a decade. She estimates she has made about 100 shawls so far, each taking her six or seven hours to create. As she knits, she offers prayers for the eventual recipient of each shawl, without knowing what their circumstances will be. …

Eid Mubarak

April 29, 2022

On the evening of May 1st Muslims around the world will scan the horizon with their naked eyes, or through a binocular searching for the birth of the new moon—the moon of Shawwal which is the tenth month in the Islamic calendar. In every community around the globe, there will be the trusted moon sighters who must confirm the birth …

Restart Bank is one of CWS’s newest corporate partners

April 25, 2022

In support of the National CROP Hunger Walk for Ukraine, CWS is pleased to announce a new partnership with Restart Bank. Restart is a free social impact digital bank supporting the Walk for Ukraine as well as other initiatives. Restart aims to transform the future for vulnerable and underserved communities such as refugees and immigrants. Restart bank accounts are free …

CWS Celebrates National Volunteer Month

April 20, 2022

April is National Volunteer Month, and CWS is blessed to walk alongside every person who gives their time, energy and resources to serve others. You help ensure our neighbors near and far have enough food, a safe place to call home and the resources they need to live better lives! In honor of April 20—National Volunteer Day—we’re recognizing a few …

A New Era of Inclusive Disaster Response

Michael McCusker |

A natural disaster is a devastating and terrifying event for those affected. As communities work to rebuild, they must undergo a long and complicated recovery process. This process can be even more difficult for some immigrant and refugee families, especially those who don’t speak English. At CWS we are committed to understanding the needs of immigrant communities and ensuring that …