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Climate Change from a rural community perspective
Courtesy of Ripple Effect Images

Women and Water – Life is transformed when a community in rural Kenya gains ready access to safe water.  View this inspiring new video. >>


Best Gift catalog
Best Gift catalog – Give new meaning to your gift-giving this year: Honor that special someone with a donation to the life-saving work of Church World Service.  Shop now!

Water for the World Act
Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

Advocate for clean water!Contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to support the Water for the World Act.

CWS Kits
Photo: John Folkers

Assemble CWS Kits
All types of CWS Kits are urgently needed, particularly our Emergency Clean-Up Buckets. Join with your friends and make a difference!


CROP Hunger Walks and congregations

A pastor's view on walking – Jimmie Hawkins, a Presbyterian pastor from North Carolina, talks about what CROP Hunger Walks can do for your congregation. Video >>

Exposing immigration myths – CWS and Sojourners present a joint "mythbusting" blog series.


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As world attention shifts, CWS continues recovery work in Pakistan
CROP Hunger Walk participants
Photo by Chris Herlinger/CWS

The flooding that hit Pakistan in recent months seems poised to be a neglected emergency by the rest of the world.  That would be tragic – because the floods have exacerbated long-standing social problems in one of the world's most fragile countries, say humanitarian workers responding to the emergency.  Read more.

CWS's Chris Herlinger shares about what he's recently seen in Pakistan in this new photo slideshow.


Janvier Tuyishime: Excerpts from a resettled refugee's journal
Janvier Tuyishime
Photo by Mike Fender for U.S. State Department

In 1999, Janvier Tuyishime fled Rwanda for his life, finding refuge at Krisan Refugee Camp in Ghana.  Conditions were extremely harsh, but he managed to cope thanks to "good people at … the CWS Overseas Processing Entity in Ghana."  He was accepted to the U.S. refugee program and resettled to Indianapolis, Ind., where he's employed and is making a new home.  Read excerpts from Tuyishime's journal.

Read caseworker Rosalie Hughes' powerful journal entries.

Haiti: A deeper definition of beauty
Jeannine Adelphin
Photo by Aaron Tate/CWS

Last month, Jeannine Adelphin arrived at a meeting in Port-au-Prince wearing a simple plastic tiara and her usual radiant smile. The previous night she had been crowned Miss Disabled Haiti 2010 on live national TV.  A small movement is growing in Haiti that recognizes the value of people with disabilities — empowering them and deepening the very definition of humanity.  It's a movement that Church World Service is actively involved in.  Read more.

World travelers... Global citizens... CWS Benefactors
Clyde and Besty Work

Clyde and Betsy Work have been around the world three times and have visited six continents and 57 countries.  And they're keen on the work of CWS.  Read more.

Central American farmers tell experts how they're confronting hunger

In parts of rural Central America struggling with food insecurity and malnutrition, women are taking the lead by delivering on their economic power.  That was the message from several CWS partners speaking at the October 12 Iowa Hunger Summit.  Read more.

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