Press Releases

Banning Asylum Seekers and Indefinitely Detaining Families is Heartless and Illegal

November 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org Banning Asylum Seekers and Indefinitely Detaining Families is Heartless and Illegal CWS demands the U.S. obey its own laws and meet international and moral obligations to protect asylum-seeking families WASHINGTON, DC- This afternoon President Trump announced an asylum ban, barring any person who crosses between ports of entry from applying for asylum. …

CWS Mourns for Lives Lost at Tree of Life Synagogue

October 27, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org New York, NY- Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service, issued the following statement in response to today’s tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA: “My heart aches to think of the innocent people killed and harmed in a house of worship. Hate is an ugly …

CWS demands administration uphold the right of all people fleeing violence to seek asylum and legal protection

October 19, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org CWS demands administration uphold the right of all people fleeing violence to seek asylum and legal protection CWS affirms the moral and legal obligation to protect asylum-seeking families WASHINGTON, DC- In response to the Trump Administration’s threats to close off the U.S. southern border to a caravan of families fleeing violence in Central America, Church …

Situation Report: Earthquake and Tsunami on Indonesia’s Island of Sulawesi

October 1, 2018

SITUATION A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday night. The quake, and the resulting tsunami with waves up to about 10 feet high, leveled buildings and brought destruction to the city of Palu and surrounding areas. As of Tuesday evening local time, the death toll has reached 1,234 people, with hundreds more missing. Thousands have been injured, at …

Church World Service Names New Vice President, Development and Humanitarian Assistance

August 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org New York – Church World Service is proud to announce that Josephine D. A. Oguta will assume the role of Vice President, Development and Humanitarian Assistance on September 4. She will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Over the past 15 years, Oguta has been involved in developing institutional governance programs and structures …