Press Releases

CWS Congratulates Biden-Harris on Successful Election Campaign

November 7, 2020

A Biden-Harris Administration Offers a Return to Global Leadership in Refugee Resettlement Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today congratulates President-elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their election. The organization looks forward to working with their administration, hoping that the United States will restore its previous role as a global leader in refugee resettlement. CWS notes that Biden-Harris received the …

132 Faith Leaders from Rural and Small Towns Across America Pledge To Vote with their Values and Restore Compassion

October 29, 2020

Faith leaders say Compassion, Love, Mercy and Love for Our Neighbors are on the ballot Washington, D.C.—Small Towns across America, including 132 Faith leaders from rural areas, small towns and small cities, have joined together to make a pledge to vote with values of compassion, love, mercy and love for their neighbors. With debate raging about how rural voters will …

New Historic-Low Presidential Determination on Refugees is Signed

October 28, 2020

The signing comes after weeks of delay, further lowers the annual resettlement goal to 15,000, and drives the life-saving U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program to its weakest point. New York City–Last night President Trump signed a new discriminatory and cruel Fiscal Year 2021 refugee admissions goal that will cap admissions at 15,000 and harmfully restrict arrivals based on limited categories of …

CWS Mourns Death of Walter Wallace Jr.

October 27, 2020

Wallace Jr. Deserved Care During a Crisis, Not Lethal Force Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today mourns with the family of Walter Wallace Jr., a Philadelphia man killed last night at the hands of police. Wallace, who was armed with a knife and reportedly was experiencing a mental health crisis, was shot multiple times after refusing to drop the weapon. Following …

Older Adults in Haiti Facing Food Shortages and Growing Worries Due to Covid-19, New Study Finds

October 12, 2020

Port-au-Prince — A new report issued today finds that Haiti’s older population is struggling to satisfy urgent needs under restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The report details how many older Haitians are facing mounting hunger, near-constant stress, uncertainty about healthcare and growing economic difficulties. Today’s release, conducted in partnership between Church World Service …