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A tribute to CROP Hunger Walkers--An audio slideshow of photos submitted by you! You help bring joy to the world!

CROP Hunger Walkers, taken by K. Kusterbeck

Next month: Water for Life in the Chaco Region
Woman in the Chaco, by Paul Jeffrey


Still looking for that perfect gift?  See our Best Gift Catalog for gifts that will delight and inspire your loved ones and bring joy to the world!>>

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 >>

Ring in the New Year with a gift to Church World Service.  Your tax-deductible contribution to CWS's life-changing work will mean food, water, and hope for people in need around the world.  A happy New Year indeed! >>


Almost, but not yet--An Advent reflection from CWS CEO Rev. John L. McCullough >>





Looking back, looking ahead

Saleeha and her daughters with CWS health worker in Pakistan

In the humanitarian world, what will be remembered about the year 2009?  Certainly it has been a year in which there was continued interplay of global food and nutrition problems, decreasing water resources and the continuing effects of climate change--issues all being addressed by Church World Service. Read more.

Iowa 'ecu-build' modeled on success in New Orleans 

Church World Service will bring volunteers and resources from across the U.S. and Canada to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 12 through May 21, 2010. Dubbed "Neighborhood: Cedar Rapids," the rebuilding effort brings together at least 10 agencies to replicate CWS’s "Neighborhood: New Orleans" ecumenical rebuilding project--or ecu-build--which returned a dozen families home after lengthy displacement following Hurricane Katrina. Read more.

CWS advocates for social justice at Copenhagen summit
Kenyan boy herding cattle

More than a new global agreement to counter climate change is at stake in Copenhagen. The world's poorest people contribute very little to climate change, but they suffer most from its devastating effects. CWS CEO John L. McCullough has taken the voice of the faith community and CWS to the Danish capital. Read more.

Tsunami--five years after

Tsunami survivor at new home

Five years have passed since the Indian Ocean tsunami--one of the largest-scale disasters in modern history. CWS's Chris Herlinger, who just completed a book on the tsunami response, recently interviewed CWS Indonesia Director Michael Koeniger, about CWS’s continuing tsunami-response efforts and ongoing work in tsunami-affected regions. Read more.


25 years on the Thailand-Burma border  

For 25 years, the Thailand Burma Border Consortium has been working with refugees from Burma living in camps all along the border. Church World Service, a TBBC founding member, provides support through its Blankets+ program. And Jack Dunford, TBBC's founder and executive director since 1984, is a CWS staff member. Read more.

A life transformed through refugee resettlement
"Refugee resettlement is about saving lives!" writes Jotham Ippel, director of PARA Refugee Services, a CWS affiliate in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ippel shares the story of Benjamin, "a refugee from Liberia who is alive today because he was resettled to the United States just in time." Read more.


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