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Housing with Dignity: a Project to Rebuild Lives in Honduras

April 14, 2022

In November 2020, hurricanes Eta and Iota hit Central America. One of the most affected countries was Honduras. Rigoberto Alarcón lived with his wife and two daughters in a small house made of mixed timber, bamboo, and mud. His was just one of 102 families identified as being extremely vulnerable that have joined the CWS’s Housing with Dignity Project. “The …

Welcoming Ukrainian Refugees Like Viktoriia in Moldova

April 5, 2022

For years, the Moldovan organization called Diaconia has offered programs to support their neighbors. They have a bus called the LudoBus (in English, that roughly means “Play Bus”) that brings educational games to children across the country. In 2020, they started the nation’s first food bank. More recently, they have built a daycare center that was meant to open this …

Fasting and Fellowship During Ramadan

Abdi Iftin | March 29, 2022

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and is also the holiest month. This year Ramadan begins on Saturday, April 2, for most of the world. This year will be my twelfth Ramadan since I shared meal with my closest family members in Somalia. I started fasting when I was 11 years old. Kids of that age …

The Long Path to Rebuild

March 18, 2022

In early December 2021, the town of Mayfield, Kentucky, was devastated by a series of tornados that impacted the U.S. Midwest and South. Thousands lost their homes, businesses and towns. Many lost loved ones, friends and neighbors. While the people of Mayfield have begun to rebuild their lives, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. …

A New Year for our New Afghan Neighbors

Abdi Iftin |

On March 20 this year, about 300 million people worldwide will celebrate Nowruz. It’s the festival that marks the Persian new year and the start of Spring, and it is celebrated at the exact moment of the Spring equinox. The United Nations has praised Nowruz for promoting “peace and solidarity” among the many nations who celebrate it. Nowruz is one …