Press Releases

Refugee Housing Solutions and Marriott International Team Up to Help Provide Short-Term Accommodations for Refugees

June 20, 2024

New York City, NY—Church World Service (CWS), a nonprofit organization serving refugees and newcomers regardless of faith or background, today is proud to announce a new collaboration between Refugee Housing Solutions (RHS) and Marriott International. The joint effort will allow Marriott Bonvoy members to support newly arriving refugees and other newcomers to the United States through the donation of their …

CWS Marks Juneteenth, A Celebration and a Pledge for Equity to Black Americans

June 19, 2024

Washington, DC—This Wednesday, Church World Service will join with the rest of the nation in celebration of Juneteenth, the commemoration of the 1865 liberation of enslaved African-Americans in Galveston Bay. This holiday—celebrated by the African-American community for over 150 years and was established as a federal holiday in 2021. On this day, we remember the millions of precious lives liberated …

Church World Service Commends President for Protecting Families with Deep Ties to the United States

June 18, 2024

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service (CWS) today applauded President Biden for newly announced executive actions that have the potential to provide stability and permanence for hundreds of thousands of undocumented community members with longstanding roots in this country. The actions would offer undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens—who have lived in the United States for at least ten years—protection from deportation and authorization to …

CWS Celebrates Pride, Stresses Commitment to those at Home and Abroad Facing Persecution

June 17, 2024

CWS Celebrates Pride, Stresses Commitment to those at Home and Abroad Facing Persecution For Immediate Release: June 17, 2024 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org Washington, D.C.—Today, Church World Service marked the beginning of Pride Month, the annual, month-long celebration of the world’s LGBTQ+ community. As an organization whose founding faith includes deeply held beliefs in diversity, equity and inclusion, CWS will spend this …

Executive Action From Biden Administration would Punish the Vulnerable, Not increase Safety, Only Serve Political Ends

June 4, 2024

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today decried the extreme and isolationist executive action from the Biden administration that would allow the president to almost completely shut down access to legal asylum protections at the U.S. southern border if arrivals reach a certain threshold. The move, driven more by politics than practicalities, flies in the face of U.S. and international refugee and …