Press Releases

Members of Congress Honored by Church World Service for Bipartisan Commitment to Humanitarian, Refugee Leadership

October 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. — Wednesday evening, at a reception on Capitol Hill, Church World Service honored ten members of Congress for their leadership on humanitarian and poverty-focused international aid and protecting the U.S. refugee resettlement program. The awards came as part of an evening celebrating bipartisan support for the United States’ proud legacy of compassionate global leadership. The organization presented awards …

18 Leaders Arrested Today at the Capitol While Protesting Trump Administration’s Destruction of the Refugee Resettlement Program

October 15, 2019

The protest coincided with Secretary of State Pompeo’s consultation with Congress on the administration’s proposal to cut refugee admissions to extreme lows. Washington, DC — In response to the Trump Administration’s continued assault on the U.S. refugee resettlement program, 18 leaders from the nation’s leading faith and human rights organizations, as well as a former State Department official, were arrested …

Church World Service Launches Eighth Annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk Campaign

October 7, 2019

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org Church World Service Launches Eighth Annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk Campaign NEW YORK— Church World Service today announced that this weekend will mark the launch of the organization’s eighth annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk campaign—an initiative that both raises awareness and funds to fight hunger around the world and celebrates the power …

REFUGEES BANNED; TRUMP PUTS OUT LADY LIBERTY’S TORCH

September 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. — In response to reports that the Trump administration plans to set the Fiscal Year 2020 refugee admissions goal at 18,000, an unprecedented record-low that effectively dismantles the U.S. resettlement program, as well as today’s executive order that permits state and local officials to block resettlement in their communities, CWS President and CEO Rev. John L. McCullough issued the following statement: “With …

Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Implementation of Asylum Ban Will Threaten Lives

September 11, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.750.0960   Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Implementation of Asylum Ban Will Threaten Lives Faith community demands restoration of asylum protections for the vulnerable at our doorstep In response to reports that the Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to implement its asylum ban while litigation continues, Church World Service President and CEO Rev. John L. …