Policy Statements

CWS Supports Efforts to End the Military Detention of Palestinian Children

January 31, 2018

Church World Service is pleased to endorse the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391. We commend these efforts to address the military detention, prosecution and mistreatment of Palestinian children and are concerned that the Israeli military has detained approximately 10,000 Palestinian children, who are often held for extended periods of time without …

CWS Statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security pertaining to its hearing Immigration Benefits Vetting: Examining Critical Weaknesses in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Systems

March 16, 2017

As a 71-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox communions and 34 refugee resettlement offices across the country, Church World Service urges the Committee to affirm the importance of the current U.S. refugee resettlement program, which has the most robust national security and screening procedures in the world, and uphold robust protections for asylum seekers and other …

CWS Statement on Tillerson Nomination

January 6, 2017

CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Pertaining to the Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson for Secretary of State January 11, 2017 As a 71-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions and 36 refugee resettlement offices across the country, Church World Service urges the committee to affirm the importance of refugee protection and resettlement …

CWS Statement on General Kelly Nomination

CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Pertaining to the Nomination of General John Kelly for Secretary of Homeland Security January 11, 2017 As an ecumenical organization representing 37 Protestant member communions, Church World Service urges the committee to emphasize the importance of access to protection for refugees and asylum seekers during its consideration of …

CWS Statement on Senator Sessions Nomination

CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Pertaining to the Nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General January 10 – 11, 2017 As a 71-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions and 36 refugee resettlement offices across the country, Church World Service urges all Senators to oppose the nomination of Senator …