Press Releases

CWS Welcomes Two New Members to Board of Directors

January 18, 2024

Mark Storella, Samuel Mwenda Join the CWS Board   New York City – Church World Service today announced that it has welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors, Ambassador (ret.) Mark Storella and Dr. Samuel Mwenda. Each of these leaders brings decades of experience related to CWS’ mission of building a world where everyone has food, voice and …

National Board Announces Subgrantee Selection for Case Management Pilot Program

December 19, 2023

For Immediate Release: December 19, 2023 Contact: CMPP@cwsglobal.org National Board Announces Subgrantee Selection for Case Management Pilot Program (CMPP)   New York City– The CMPP National Board today announced the selection of four subgrantees to implement the Case Management Pilot Program, delivering voluntary case management and associated services to individuals enrolled in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Alternatives to Detention programs.  The subgrantees …

Abbott Actively Undermines Texas’ Ability to Grow and Welcome

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today denounced the actions of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to sign two new state bills into law that will charge migrants seeking safety in the United States a state crime, encourage additional border wall construction, and attempt to empower the state to deport asylum seekers. The move, which is not only ineffective and unconstitutional but actively …

CWS Decries US Veto of Resolution Calling for Ceasefire in Gaza, Demands Immediate Action To Protect Civilians

December 13, 2023

Washington, D.C.– Church World Service today expressed its grave concern and deep disappointment over the U.S. veto of a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. The move marked a deeply troubling trend of not deescalating hostilities in the face of a humanitarian tragedy, one that would have also demanded the immediate and unconditional release of hostages and …

CWS Marks Human Rights Day, Highlights Need to Address Global Displacement, Find a Permanent Ceasefire in Gaza

December 10, 2023

Washington, D.C.—75 years ago, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It established the international foundation for humane treatment of all people, and secured such rights as the Right to asylum, marriage, peaceable assembly, and freedom from persecution, among many others.  Church World Service recognizes that this declaration and its applications are of utmost importance as we …