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At the end of the day: reflecting on Disciples of Christ and CWS Leaders’ Myanmar Visit

U Aye Lwin | February 15, 2019

For more than two years, I have worked with Church World Service team members on several activities to help our village improve itself, and this has been fruitful for us. Last month, however, was my first time to host a visit of CWS leaders and supporters from outside Asia, including the newly-elected Chair of the CWS Board and some of …

Blanket the world with LOVE

Lenny Blue | January 29, 2019

As I sit in the middle of the cold winter months, I often think about our neighbors that are experiencing the cold differently than my family and me. I think about our neighbors who can’t afford to keep their furnace set at 72 degrees all day long; our neighbors who spend cold winter nights in their car because they don’t …

Reflections on a trip to Vietnam

Paul Chan | January 15, 2019

Paul Chan is a member of the CWS board of Directors. He led a trip for high school students to visit CWS programs in Vietnam this month. Below are some excerpts from the trip updates that he sent to the students’ parents.   Tuesday, January 8 Today was a whirlwind tour. We started with a traditional pho breakfast.  Soon thereafter, we …

Encouraging young voices in the climate justice conversation

Jasmine Huggins | December 21, 2018

It’s the end of another year. We are readying ourselves for holiday festivities, celebrations with family and friends and much needed downtime. This is a good time to reflect about the state we are in. As far as governmental action on climate is concerned, it’s not good. In mid-October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published its most alarming report …

Welcoming Asylum-Seekers

Bethany Showalter | December 14, 2018

I was recently in a seminary on the Texas-Mexico border that had been converted into a makeshift dining room. Sitting there were 70 or so asylum-seekers—mothers and babies, teenagers, fathers—recently released from detention. They had traveled hundreds of miles from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in search of a safe life in the United States. The shelter director walked into …