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5 Ways to Help Families and Children Seeking Asylum at the Border

July 8, 2019

As desperate humanitarian crises in Central America have forced thousands of families to flee from their homes, the Trump Administration has blocked them from seeking safety, separated children from their parents, and detained children in inhumane conditions. This is not who we are or what we stand for. Every family has the right to live together in safety and dignity. …

A Warm Welcome for Asylum Seekers Along the Border

June 27, 2019

DONATE TODAY What happens to asylum seeking families who have been detained? Where do they go next? How can we help them rebuild their lives? As the situation at the border worsens, and government-run detention centers become over crowded and under-resourced, more and more families are being released onto the streets by ICE with little to nothing but the clothes …

The CWS Kits ministry: many hands, lots of love

Sam Fore | June 4, 2019

The CWS Kits ministry is one that amazes me every time. I recently became the Congregational Outreach Specialist here at CWS. Every time I work with congregations — whether it’s through our Blankets program, Kits ministry or something else — their generosity and compassion warm my heart. Recently, I’ve been thinking about how the congregations who have volunteered to become …

Refugee Leaders Take on Capitol Hill

May 17, 2019

Last week, approximately 70 former refugees from across the country traveled to DC to advocate for refugee resettlement with their representatives in Congress along with CWS advocates as part of Refugee Council USA’s (RCUSA) Advocacy Days. Some of these refugees spoke to reporters at a breakfast briefing, as they prepared to urge their Members of Congress to rebuild the life-saving …

Every living species is a Cathedral

Jasmine Huggins | April 22, 2019

Last month, the floods caused by Cycle Idai became southern Africa’s worst natural disaster.  More than 1,000 were killed.  Crop, infrastructure and housing damage were colossal.  The World Bank estimates that Mozambique alone – one of the three countries affected – will need US$2 billion to fully recover. But, one month later, less than one quarter of the funds needed …