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When Pipe Dreams Start Becoming Reality

Luciano Cadoni | May 26, 2021

“One of the aspirations of Plataforma NNAPES [and CWS]…is that children can be protagonists and speak with their own voice about their reality and can articulate their demands and their vision about this issue.” Martín Coria, CWS Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, said this in a 2016 interview that went on to be part of a documentary …

George Floyd, Racial Justice, and the Spirit of the Law

2 Corinthians 3:6 “He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” As we mark the anniversary of the brutal murder of George Floyd at the hands of now tried and convicted police officer Derek Chauvin, we are reminded by the recent …

Ecumenical Advocacy Days Recap | Women and Climate Change

April 27, 2021

At an Ecumenical Advocacy Days workshop last week in observance of the 2021 Earth Day theme “Earth Restored,” two speakers passionately called for increased investments in women led programs as part of the global strategy to address climate change. Mary Obiero, the director of the Relief, Development and Protection team with CWS Africa, described how women farmers were equipped to …

Stories and advice from refugee women in Cairo

March 5, 2021

In honor of International Women’s Day, three refugee women in Cairo are sharing their wisdom and experiences. Laila from Sudan, Salam from Somalia and Najat from Eritrea are all part of the community at our local partner, St. Andrew’s Refugee Services. NAJAT Najat is an Eritrean mother who is passionate about handicrafts. She fled her city due to war, which …

On International Women’s Day, Celebrating Refugee Women in Lancaster

Meet Ruhama, Marie, Sami, Apsara and Muna. All five are refugees or asylum seekers who have participated in programs through our office in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. All five are using their strength to make their community a safer, healthier, more vibrant place. 💙 Each woman was nominated for recognition by CWS staff, and you’ll see why below. Then we asked them …