Press Releases

Church World Service Marks Juneteenth 

June 17, 2021

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service marks Juneteenth, the oldest observed commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, by celebrating Black freedom, resistance, and the active struggle of African Americans for justice. CWS honors the courage and fortitude of African Americans, both in our past and present. It remains dedicated to combating the legacy of slavery, which still manifests …

CWS Applauds Senate Reintroduction of NO BAN Act, Calls for Swift Passage

May 27, 2021

Washington D.C.—Church World Service today celebrated the reintroduction of the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act (NO BAN Act) in the Senate. The bill, re-introduced by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), would prohibit discrimination based on religion and limit executive authority to issue future discriminatory bans like the Trump administration’s Muslim, refugee, and African Bans. The NO BAN Act, which was …

One Year After the Murder of George Floyd, Church World Service Reflects

May 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today marks the year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by celebrating his life and calling for immediate action to honor him and the many black, indigenous and people of color Americans who have lost their lives at the hands of police. Following the conviction of former officer Derek Chauvin in Floyd’s murder, the organization …

Church World Service Commends Biden Administration for Honoring Promise to Strengthen Protections for Haitian Community in the United States

May 24, 2021

Washington D.C. – Church World Service commends the Biden administration for its decision on Saturday to redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Haiti for 18 months, as promised on the campaign trail. More than 100,000 Haitians who were in the United States as of May 21st will now be protected from deportation and eligible to work in the …

Marking World Refugee Day, “Ration Challenge” Asks Americans To Eat Like a Refugee 

May 21, 2021

New York, NY—Church World Service today announced that its annual Ration Challenge campaign will launch on June 13th and run until World Refugee Day, June 20th. The effort, which asks participants to live off the same rations as a refugee for one week, raises awareness about the plight of the more than 25 million people forced from their homes around …