Refugees and Immigrants
Every two seconds someone in the world is forced to leave their home and everything they know. With the threat of violence, persecution or disaster knocking on their door they make the only choice they can to find safety—they run.
In recent years fewer and fewer of the 70 million people who are forcibly displaced have access to the protection they need to rebuild their lives. Many nations that are hosting asylum seekers and refugees—including the United States at our southern border—deny them access to fundamental rights and critical services or have effectively closed their borders.
We believe every family has the right to live in safety and dignity. That is why we welcome refugees and asylum seekers with open hearts and helping hands. Faith leaders and refugee communities lift their voices to advocate for better policies, and by standing in solidarity, we are helping keep immigrant families together. Whether through the U.S. asylum system or refugee resettlement program here at home, or by aiding communities overseas, we help the vulnerable build lives free from fear.
Raul’s Silver Lining
Trigger Warning: This story mentions instances of sexual abuse, child abuse, kidnapping and human trafficking. For most people seeking asylum, the journey to a safe home requires an incredible amount of trust and hope. This is especially true for unaccompanied immigrant minors, whose age and lack of companionship make them more vulnerable in an already dangerous situation. For Raul,* trusting …
CWS Decries DeSantis and Abbott’s Stunts as Immoral and Harmful to Asylum Seekers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2022 Contact: email@example.com CWS Decries DeSantis and Abbott’s Stunts as Immoral and Harmful to Asylum Seekers Washington D.C.– CWS today denounced Governor DeSantis and Governor Abbott’s divisive and harmful actions moving migrants across the country in politically motivated stunts. On Wednesday, September 14th, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis chartered a plane to drop off 50 …
What a Difference a Year Brings
One year ago, Najiba, a young mother of 6-month and 3-year-old girls, was preparing to leave the mountainous hamlet in Afghanistan, where she’d lived her entire life. Left behind would be her widowed mother and a brother who has a disability. Another brother would soon escape to Iraq. Soon Najiba would be joining her husband, Naser, a security guard for …