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Hail the African Queen

Anthony Alando | March 3, 2021

“If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation.” This well-known African Proverb has long been motivating people around the world to strive for education for all. It resonates well with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who has been appointed the new chief of the World Trade Organization. She is the first woman …

Texan humanitarian finds a deeper appreciation in wake of winter storm

Emily Speight has been walking and raising funds for the Austin CROP Hunger Walk for years, but this weekend’s Walk has a deeper meaning. During the disastrous winter storm last week, Emily had a moment of reflection on how her own experience relates to the experiences of those who struggle on a daily basis. “On Thursday, day two for us …

Migrant centers in Bosnia: the situation is untenable

February 11, 2021

Note: This article was originally published in a newsletter by ACT Alliance. It is republished with their permission. ———————————————- Bosnia saw a spike in new migrant and refugee arrivals in 2018. However, in 2020 the situation has escalated. Many migrants, including children, have been forced to live in outside makeshift settlements facing the harsh winter. Jovana Savic, CWS’s Regional Coordinator …

Building Humane Responses to Climate Change and Migration

Andrew Fuys |

Around the world, people are feeling the effects of climate change. In 2019, weather-related disasters displaced nearly 24 million people globally. That number is likely to increase, as climate change contributes to more intense and more frequent disasters, like hurricanes or wildfires. Other climate impacts are being felt more gradually—such as temperature increases, changes in rainfall patterns and saltwater intrusion …

Meet and Greet with CWS President and CEO Rick Santos

January 29, 2021

CWS is excited to welcome Rick Santos as our new President and CEO. Rick has recently taken on the mantle of leadership from Rev. John L. McCullough, who faithfully served for 20 years and now steps into the role of President Emeritus. On January 28, Rick shared with several CWS friends, supporters and staff on a special Meet and Greet. …