Press Releases

CWS Responds to Arguments in Case Challenging Executive Order Allowing State and Local Officials To Block Refugee Resettlement

January 8, 2020

CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org Greenbelt, MD –This morning the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland heard arguments in the case filed by CWS, HIAS and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services challenging the Trump Administration’s Executive Order allowing state and local officials to stop refugees from being resettled in their jurisdictions. CWS Senior Vice President for the Immigration and Refugee Program …

CWS Mourns the Loss of Another Life in CBP Custody

December 27, 2019

CWS Calls on Congress to Hold the Administration Accountable for its Deadly Policies December 27, 2019 Washington, D.C. – In response to reports of the tragic death of a 41-year-old Congolese woman in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service issued the following statement: “During a season when many Americans …

CWS Welcomes Introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act

December 17, 2019

For Immediate Release: December 17, 2019 Contact: Media@CWSglobal.org CWS Welcomes Introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act Washington, D.C. —CWS welcomes the introduction to the Senate of the bipartisan International Violence Against Women Act of 2019, S. 3037, which prioritizes U.S. Government action on the scourge of violence against women.  The bill recognizes the debilitating psychosocial impact of gender-based …

Human Rights Day Statement from Reverend John L. McCullough

Christopher Plummer | December 10, 2019

New York City —  Today, as the world pauses to recognize Human Rights Days and mark the 71st anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Church World Service President and CEO, Reverend John L McCullough, release the following statement: “Human Rights Day reminds us of the pledge our nation made to defend the vulnerable. It is …

Church World Service Celebrates the Launch of Light the World Giving Machines

Christopher Plummer | December 3, 2019

New York City — Today, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in New York City, Church World Service joined with international and local charitable partners to launch this year’s Light the World Giving Machines campaign. The event, which coincided with Giving Tuesday, marked the beginning of a campaign encouraging communities to visit vending machines around the world and buy gifts that will …