Press Releases

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Block on Discriminatory Resettlement Order

January 8, 2021

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today applauded the ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upholding a nationwide injunction, preventing the implementation of an executive order giving state and local officials the power to veto resettlement in their jurisdictions. One year ago, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit HIAS v. Trump, ruling …

Reverend John L. McCullough on the Capitol Insurrection

January 6, 2021

Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Church World Service President and CEO Rev. John L. McCullough issued the following statement: “CWS has long espoused the importance of peaceful protest. In every society people should be endowed with the right to air  grievances, and government should honor them by acknowledging their voice. At the same time, protest …

On Anniversary of Paris Agreement, A Welcome Step Forward From President-elect Biden

December 10, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service applauded the commitment by President-elect Biden to rejoin the Paris Agreement, which will celebrate its fifth anniversary this Saturday, December 12th. To mark the occasion, Reverend John L. McCullough, president and CEO of Church World Service issued the following statement: “Church World Service welcomes President-elect Biden’s pledge to immediately rejoin the Paris Agreement, which, five years …

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 …