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Finding childhood amidst chaos--CWS helps Kabul's children, narrated slideshow on YouTube >>

Chef Zina
Preparing biryani--Watch Chef Zina, an Iraqi refugee resettled by CWS, prepare a yummy meal and get the recipe >>

Poster contest--
Last month we invited you to help choose the photo for next fall's CROP Hunger Walk poster.  And the winner is... >>

A Tribute to CROP Hunger Walkers--Email us (by 12/5) your best 2009 CROP Hunger Walk photo for inclusion in a slideshow next month!


Give a gift of hope!
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? >>

Make CWS Kits--To meet current demand, we urgently need all types of CWS Kits >>

Spend the year with CWS--The 2010 CWS calendar is a vivid frontline look at CWS work around the globe >>


Glad to be part of the team--A reflection from CWS's Julia Dill, in Pakistan >>





Giving thanks in lean times

Father and daughter wait for supplies in Pakistan

Thanksgiving is a time not only to give thanks to God for our bounty, but also a time to remind ourselves of life's essentials. In some homes and communities this season, both in the U.S. and around the world, there is precious little bounty. Read more.

When disaster strikes, CWS responds

Church World Service is currently responding to a number of emergencies in the U.S. and worldwide. Domestically, 17 Georgia counties experienced catastrophic flooding in September and were declared federal disaster areas, with damages estimated at $250 million. Read more.

Taking the fight for climate justice to the Capitol and to Copenhagen 

More than just a new global agreement to counter climate change is at stake in Copenhagen next month. The world's poorest people contribute very little to climate change, but they suffer most from its devastating effects.  Read more.


For resettled refugees, community gardens feel like home

Somali Bantu gardeners

"Not only did the garden supplement refugees' household food basket in this recession, it also 'felt like home' for our many clients who come from rural communities," says a New York-based refugee program director, Hope Wallis, of the community garden sprung up in partnership between her resettlement program and local partners.  Read more.

John and Elrose Pearson:
A passion for giving
Approaching his 94th birthday, John Pearson is a champion giver.  John and his wife Elrose are annual contributors to CWS and have completed three gift plans, ultimately benefitting CWS's long-term endowment for years to come.  Read more.


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