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In Honor of Father’s Day, Wisdom from Two Refugee Dads in Cairo

June 16, 2022

Every parent, no matter where they live or what their circumstances are, wants the best for their child. They want their little one to grow up healthy, strong and loved.  Refugee parents living in the expansive Egyptian capital of Cairo often face extra hurdles as they work to make this a reality for their children. These can include limited access …

CWS Participates in Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

June 2, 2022

Every two years, disaster management leaders and high-level political representatives from around the world gather at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. At the conference, participants share their knowledge on disaster management, disaster risks, and strategies to reduce the impact of disasters. This year CWS was represented by Dino Satria, our country representative for Indonesia, and Takeshi Komino, our …

Close-Knit Relationships: A Former Refugee Serves New Friends from Afghanistan

May 5, 2022

Friedlinde Ebersole has been knitting for the Lancaster Church of the Brethren’s (LCOB) prayer shawl ministry for more than a decade. She estimates she has made about 100 shawls so far, each taking her six or seven hours to create. As she knits, she offers prayers for the eventual recipient of each shawl, without knowing what their circumstances will be. …

Eid Mubarak

April 29, 2022

On the evening of May 1st Muslims around the world will scan the horizon with their naked eyes, or through a binocular searching for the birth of the new moon—the moon of Shawwal which is the tenth month in the Islamic calendar. In every community around the globe, there will be the trusted moon sighters who must confirm the birth …

Restart Bank is one of CWS’s newest corporate partners

April 25, 2022

In support of the National CROP Hunger Walk for Ukraine, CWS is pleased to announce a new partnership with Restart Bank. Restart is a free social impact digital bank supporting the Walk for Ukraine as well as other initiatives. Restart aims to transform the future for vulnerable and underserved communities such as refugees and immigrants. Restart bank accounts are free …