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COP 27: Finance Negotiations for Global Survival

Mary Kate Costello | November 28, 2022

Among 8 billion people on our planet, there are nearly 90 million that have been forcibly displaced – away from the place they called home, away from loved ones. This is more than at any other time in written human history. In many cases, forced displacement is a result of climate change as it wreaks havoc on critical ecosystems, access …

This Thanksgiving We’re Saying “Didi Madloba!”

November 23, 2022

Two members from the CWS Communications team just returned from a content acquisition trip in Georgia and Serbia. This thanksgiving, they are reflecting on the experiences they shared with CWS colleagues, partners and program participants. Read their thoughts below! Abby Becker, CWS Content Acquisition Manager: Since arriving back home from a recent communications trip to eastern Europe, my mind drifts …

Two CWS Community Organizers Share their Experience as Part of a Team Building Unity Across the United States

November 21, 2022

Sanya Wafeq, Community Organizer, Houston, TX On September 19th I had the privilege of joining the CWS Organizer retreat and training in Washington D.C. The retreat was for three days from September 19 to 22, 2022. As I joined my new job and went directly to the retreat, there were many questions about about my new job: what would my …

Recipes From Around The World

Abdi Iftin |

Think of all the delicious meal that will be on our dining tables on this Thanksgiving, all the familiar recipes: Turkey, all the stuffings we love and all the deserts. For many of our newly resettled refugees this will be their first Thanksgiving, for some including myself this is one of many Thanksgivings. Nothing would make this Thanksgiving more special …

In School: A new beginning for an Afghan girl.

Abdi Iftin | November 9, 2022

Church World Service is proud to share the story of one of our clients, Mr. Peer Mohammad Karwan and his daughter, Nasima Karwan. Since the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan the United States has received over 75,000 Afghan refugees including adults, families, unaccompanied teenagers, and the elderly. Church World Service was one of nine wonderful resettlement agencies that stepped up to …