Press Releases

CWS Stands with Black Communities and Peaceful Protesters

June 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2020 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org CWS STANDS WITH BLACK COMMUNITIES AND PEACEFUL PROTESTERS CWS calls for federal, state and local authorities to provide justice and accountability for police brutality and targeting of people of color New York City–Church World Service, a faith-based organization working to support vulnerable and marginalized communities worldwide, believes that all people are made …

Rev. John L. McCullough to Step Down as President and CEO of CWS

May 29, 2020

For Immediate Release: May 29, 2020 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org Rev. John L. McCullough to Step Down as President and CEO of CWS Board of Directors Launches Search for the Organization’s Next Leader New York City— Following two decades leading the organization, Rev. John L. McCullough has announced that he will be stepping down from his post as President and CEO in …

U.S. Faith-Based Coalition Calls on World Bank to Take Climate Action in the Time of COVID

Christopher Plummer | May 15, 2020

Washington, D.C. – A coalition of faith-based organizations in the United States will launch a campaign tomorrow in support of Big Shift, a global effort calling on the World Bank to end all support for fossil fuels and shift investment to renewable energy access in the time of COVID-19 and beyond. The World Bank continues to subsidize fossil fuels, which …

CWS Joins #AllOfUS Campaign: Immigrants are Essential to Beating COVID-19

Christopher Plummer | April 29, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Church World Service today joined with a broad coalition of faith, civil rights, business and immigration organizations in launching a six-figure nationwide campaign to make the case that all Americans, including immigrants, are essential to COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. The #AllOfUS campaign emphasizes that across countless sectors, immigrants—regardless of status—are working on the front lines fighting …

CWS Calls on Trump Administration to Immediately Halt Deportations

Christopher Plummer | April 24, 2020

New York City–In response to news reports that the Trump Administration has ignored the call of advocates to halt the deportation of 129 Haitians, including minors, just days after three deportees on a previous flight tested positive for COVID-19, CWS President and CEO Rev. John L. McCullough issued the following statement: “It is unconscionable to continue deportations during this global …