Press Releases

Executive Order on Census Prioritizes Partisanship Over Community

Christopher Plummer | July 21, 2020

Washington, D.C. – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order preventing undocumented immigrants in the United States from being counted in the apportionment base in the 2020 Census, John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service issued the following statement: “This order is illegal and unconstitutional, full stop. The census is one of the most important tools our …

CWS Mourns and Celebrates Rep. John Lewis and C.T. Vivian

July 18, 2020

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2020 Contact: Media@cwsglobal.org CWS Mourns and Celebrates Rep. John Lewis and C.T. Vivian New York City—Church World Service today honors the life and legacy of two civil rights heroes, Rep. John Lewis and C.T. Vivian who both passed away yesterday. From his time as a young man on the forefront of the civil rights movement …

Faith-based Coalition Condemns Trump Administration’s Rollback of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Christopher Plummer | July 16, 2020

Washington, DC – Church World Service today joined with a coalition of diverse faith organizations in denouncing new rollbacks to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by the Trump Administration. The rollbacks, done under the auspices of streamlining construction projects such as pipelines, highways, drill sites, new factories or major builds on federal lands, would put communities at risk of …

CWS Pauses Facebook Advertising

July 10, 2020

For Immediate Release: July 10, 2020 Contact: Media@cwsglobal.org CWS Pauses Facebook Advertising Organization Stands in Solidarity with #StopHateForProfit Campaign and Black and Brown Communities   New York City— CWS today announced that the organization has paused all advertising on Facebook and its associated platforms for the month of July in solidarity with the #StopHateForProfit campaign and marginalized communities impacted by …

Judge Kelly’s Decision to Strike Down Trump’s Second Asylum Ban Will Save Lives

July 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2020 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   Judge Kelly’s Decision to Strike Down Trump’s Second Asylum Ban Will Save Lives Faith groups welcome today’s decision to reverse arbitrary third-country transit ban Washington, DC: CWS welcomes today’s decision by Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia striking down President Trump’s second asylum ban. The cruel ban …