Policy Statements

43 Durham Business Leaders Write Letter Expressing Support for Refugees

October 1, 2018

September 12, 2018 The Honorable Thom Tillis U.S. Senator 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Sen. Thom Tillis, We write as 43 members of the North Carolina business community – employers of all sizes and across industries – to express our support for refugees resettling in the United States. We urge you to consider the positive contributions …

9 Greensboro Business Leaders Write Letter Expressing Support for Refugees

September 12, 2018 The Honorable Thom Tillis U.S. Senator 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Thom Tillis, We write as 9 members of the North Carolina business community – employers of all sizes and across industries – to express our support for refugees resettling in the United States. We urge you to consider the positive contributions …

#Pray4Refugees – The power of prayer sparks compassion for welcome

August 24, 2018

#Pray4Refugees Beginning Sunday, August 19th, Faith Communities are Praying for Refugees as the Administration Plans to Continue Drastic Cuts to Refugee Resettlement The power of prayer sparks compassion for welcome Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai:  “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night …

More than 750 Faith Leaders and Faith Organizations Decry Low Refugee Arrivals

August 17, 2018

8/21/18   President Donald J. Trump 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20500   Dear President Trump and Members of Congress, As more than 636 religious leaders and 121 faith-based organizations across traditions, we write to express our deep concern about the low number of refugees who have been resettled to the United States thus far in Fiscal Year 2018 …

CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, pertaining to its hearing on Thursday, August 16, 2018 entitled Oversight of Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children from Human Trafficking and Abuse

August 16, 2018

CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, pertaining to its hearing on Thursday, August 16, 2018 entitled Oversight of Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children from Human Trafficking and Abuse As a 72-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox communions and 22 refugee resettlement offices across the United …