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That’s a Wrap: CWS Ration Challenge 2021

July 6, 2021

After all the planning, the fundraising, the rationing, and the rice (so much rice), finishing the Ration Challenge each year always brings an overwhelming sense of achievement, but also humility and sadness at the realization that many refugees experience eating rations for many, many years and for them there is no end in sight. Our team here at Church World …

Juneteenth: Still We Rise

Rev. Reuben Eckels | June 17, 2021

The Tulsa race massacre was not a single event of white rage in America but one of many genocidal confrontations that happened in places such as Rosewood, Florida, Springfield, Michigan and Wilmington, North Carolina.   These massacres were meant not just to obliterate Black progress but to humiliate and crush the spirit of Black people. Like the slave-breaking overseers hired by …

After the Deadly Winter Storm, CWS Supplies and Funds Went to Houston Quickly

June 8, 2021

Houston is home to the second-largest Vietnamese population in the United States. Jannette Diep is the Executive Director of the Houston branch of Boat People SOS. She and her team provide a wealth of services to the Vietnamese community, as well as other refugees and immigrants. Most BPSOS clients are from underserved and low-income families, many of whom have just …

The Diet-Climate Connection

Center for a Livable Future | June 4, 2021

This is a guest blog co-authored by CWS and the Center for a Livable Future.  One of the least-discussed aspects of the global climate crisis is how our food system contributes to climate change and environmental damage. Growing, producing and transporting food, particularly animals, contribute nearly 25 percent of human-related greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, raising animals for meat produces more …

Your Power Against Climate Change

Jasmine Huggins |

Our world is facing a climate emergency. So what can we do, as individuals, to build a more sustainable world? As citizens, consumers and people of faith, we have plenty of options in front of us. One of the many options is Meatless Monday–read more about this on our blog here!  We recognize that this conversation is unfolding amidst a …