Press Releases

CWS Responds with Outrage to Reports that Administration Officials have Proposed Ending Refugee Resettlement

July 18, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151   CWS Responds with Outrage to Reports that Administration Officials have Proposed Ending Refugee Resettlement News Signals Intent to Ban All Refugees from the United States Washington, D.C. – Church World Service expressed outrage over news reported in Politico Pro indicating that some Trump administration officials have proposed that no refugees be admitted in …

With Deep Sorrow, CWS Holds Administration Responsible for the Drowning of a Toddler and Her Father

June 27, 2019

For Immediate Release: June 26, 2019 Contact: Bilal Askaryar; media@cwsglobal.org; 202-750-0960 With Deep Sorrow, CWS Holds Administration Responsible for the Drowning of a Toddler and Her Father Washington D.C. – Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of CWS, a faith-based humanitarian organization representing 30 million Christians across the United States through  37 protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions, issued the following response to the shocking …

On World Refugee Day, CWS Calls on Congress to Honor Our History of Welcome

June 20, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2019        CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 On World Refugee Day, CWS Calls on Congress to Honor Our History of Welcome Refugee admissions have fallen by 75% over the last two years. We must do better. Washington, D.C. – Today, communities across the U.S. are celebrating World Refugee Day,  which honors refugees and the numerous contributions they have …

CWS Celebrates House Passage of American Dream and Promise Act

June 4, 2019

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2019 Contact: Bilal Askaryar; media@cwsglobal.org; 202-750-0960   CWS Celebrates House Passage of American Dream and Promise Act Senate urged to swiftly pass legislation to provide a pathway to citizenship and permanently protect our immigrant neighbors. Washington D.C. – In response to the House of Representatives historic passage of American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) …

“Ration Challenge” Asks Americans to Eat the Same Rations as Refugees

May 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2019 “Ration Challenge” Asks Americans to Eat the Same Rations as Refugees in New National Campaign for Refugee Awareness “Every time I open up a can of sardines, I am taken back to my childhood in refugee camps”- former refugee New York, NY—Launching for the first time in the United States, the global Ration Challenge …