Press Releases

Church World Service Stands in Solidarity with Families Affected by Tsunami in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia

December 24, 2018

Our neighbors in Indonesia have been impacted by yet another disaster. On Saturday, December 22, a tsunami following a volcanic eruption killed hundreds and destroyed livelihoods and infrastructure on the islands of Sumatra and Java. Dangerous volcanic activity continued on Sunday and CWS is closely monitoring the situation in the Sunda Strait. While we are grateful to confirm that our …

CWS Applauds the 2018 Farm Bill’s Nutrition Provisions

December 21, 2018

Church World Service welcomes the passage of the quadrennial Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the Farm Bill.  Along with colleague organizations in the faith community CWS advocated with Congress to ensure that the Farm Bill helps meet the needs of food insecure families in the United States and around the world. Our 2018 Farm Bill efforts …

Secretary Nielsen Announces Illegal Plan to Undermine Asylum Protections

December 20, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   Secretary Nielsen Announces Illegal Plan to Undermine Asylum Protections  New policy will wrongfully require asylum seekers to remain in danger   WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Secretary Nielsen of the Department of Homeland Security announced the administration’s intent to circumvent legal protections under U.S. and international law by requiring asylum seekers to stay in Mexico during …

CWS Holds Trump Administration Responsible for Tragic Death of Jackeline Caal

December 14, 2018

CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-733-5151 CWS Calls on Congress to Hold the Administration Accountable for its Deadly Policies Washington, D.C. – In response to reports of the tragic death of Jackelin Caal, a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala who died of exhaustion and dehydration while in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service issued the following statement: “This …

CWS Supports New Climate Change Review

December 6, 2018

Contact: media@cwsglobal.org CWS Supports New Climate Change Review Report Finds Wealthier Countries are Not Doing Fair Share to Reverse Climate Change New York City– Church World Service today expressed support for a new report issued by Civil Society Review: After Paris: Inequality, Fair Shares, and The Climate Emergency. The report, released during the UN climate conference in Poland, measures the ‘fair share’ …