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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Church World Service Bring Blankets of Hope to Cushion Body and Soul

Joyce Hamilton | August 1, 2019

In June, 2018 the major news networks arrived in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, turning their cameras to the walkways of the international bridges over the Rio Grande, and the effects of the Zero Tolerance policy on asylum-seeking families at the border was revealed to the country and the world. Observant television viewers and readers of news reports could …

Food security despite the odds in Nicaragua

July 31, 2019

For families in rural Nicaragua, food security can be a hard goal to reach. They are up against the effects of climate change and political unrest, which disrupt their daily lives and harvests. In partnership with Growing Hope Globally and respected local organization CIEETS, we’ve been teaming up with 220 families in eight communities to thrive in spite of adversity. You’re …

In Argentina, a group of fathers grapple with what it means to be a father from prison

Luciano Cadoni | July 30, 2019

“This has never happened before. It is truly historic, and it is all thanks to the documentary you guys did.” -Daniel, a coordinator of Grupo de Padres de Devoto  A couple of years ago, our team at CWS produced a documentary alongside our partner ACiFaD in Argentina. It was called Desinvisibilizar (“making the invisible visible”) and addressed the toll that …

Walk a Mile

Mallory Brown | July 21, 2019

  I believe people are good. That kindness is everywhere. That diversity should be celebrated and that change is possible. I believe that one person can make a difference. And when that “one person” is a woman, the difference can be huge. Empowering women is a priority for CWS. That’s why I’m partnering with CWS for the fourth mile of …

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. …