Nurturing development: Resources

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Resources on hunger

Facts Have Faces: Hunger in a World of Plenty Facts Have Faces: Hunger in a World of Plenty
A 6 page study/action resource on world hunger, designed for Walk leaders, Walkers, youth groups, classes and study groups, local hunger coalitions or anyone who wants an overview of hunger in our world today.
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food crisis Food Crisis Fact Sheet
A fact sheet on the Global Food Crisis, with ways you can help.
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Making Poverty History Making Poverty History: Hunger Education Activities that Work!
Making Poverty History (MPH) replaces the now out-of-print What Do You Know about Hunger? Like its predecessor, MPH is a collection of simulations, skits, and worship activities around the issues of hunger and poverty.
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Hungry Decisions Hungry Decisions
A simulation game that can be used individually, in pairs, or in groups as a way to deepen understanding of poverty and hunger.
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Resources on water

Woman at the Well "Woman at the Well" ornament and card
This olive wood ornament is produced in partnership with the Middle East Council of Churches. The card has a picture of the ornament, a description of a water cistern program sponsored by CWS, and information on the water crisis in the West Bank and worldwide. The card also provides education and advocacy opportunities. Order online
Poisoned skies Poisoned skies, troubled waters
How CWS is addressing the impact of climate change on water. The latest in a series.
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A river in their veins A river in their veins
How CWS supports the water rights of indigenous people in Bolivia, and the impact of climate change in the Caribbean.
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Drinking rain in the occupied West Bank Drinking rain in the occupied West Bank
This four-page resource describes how West Bank Palestinian villagers are harvesting rainwater in underground cisterns with CWS support.
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Thirsty Souls and Parched Lands

Thirsty Souls & Parched Lands
A 6-page resource paper, part of CWS series on water.
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Water for all in Africa Water for all in Africa
This four-page resource describes CWS support for community ownership and management of water resources in Africa.
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Twice as Thristy - Women, Children and Water Twice As Thirsty: Women, Children and Water
This 4-page resource paper describes the special burden women and children bear in getting water for their families. Part of the CWS series on water.
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Worship with the World - Water Worship with the World: WATER
A sampling of voices of the thirsty people worldwide that Church World Service supports, alongside prayer, scripture and liturgical suggestions.
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Seven Weeks for Water: Water, Conflict and Just Peace
The Ecumenical Water Network's "Seven Weeks for Water" for 2011 focuses on "Water, conflict and just peace", examining the links between access to water, water struggles, and building just peace.  Check it out | Additional EWN resources

Resources on refugees

Refugees Facts Have Faces

Facts Have Faces - Refugees and other forcibly displaced people
The 6-page resource features the voices of refugees and internally displaced persons and stories of CWS response along with facts, figures and key terms.

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Resources on climate change

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Adapting to Climate Change
This publication is the fourth in a series about Climate Change.  This one was created in collaboration with United Methodist Women.  This resource explores what our partners in ministries in developing nations can teach those of us living in the U.S. about addressing poverty with hope and living wisely in a climate-challenged world.  The resource includes suggestions of green development actions for U.S. congregations and mission institutions to address poverty, adaptation planning, disaster risk reduction and emergency planning, and advocacy.
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Enough: Feeding the Nations Feeding the Nations
This publication is the third in a series about Climate Change.  This one was created in collaboration with United Methodist Women.  It highlights how climate change affects food production and other aspects about food security, how to address climate change and improve food security, and related CWS advocacy, as well as mitigation and adaptation efforts.
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World Environment Day Adapting to Climate Change in Pakistan is a worship resource for World Environment Day, June 5, 2010.
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EarthDay Adapting to Climate Change in Guatemala is a worship resource for Earth Day on climate change adaptation and food security.
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Enough: Women and Climate Change Women and Climate Change
The second in a CWS series on climate change, this one was created in collaboration with United Methodist Women. It highlights the disparate impact of climate change on women, the efforts of women globally to address climate change, and related CWS advocacy, as well as mitigation and adaptation efforts.
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Rev. John L. McCullough "Enough for All," a sermon by the Rev. John L. McCullough, Executive Director and CEO of Church World Service, delivered at Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2009
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Ways to Be Green and Save Green Ways to be Green (and Save Green) in 2009
Although you can reflect at any time, Lent offers an opportunity for you to join with CWS's Enough for All campaign and others in the global church in a Carbon Fast to reduce your carbon use, save money, and help create a world where there is enough for all.
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Healing the Nations Healing the Nations
This publication is the first in a series on climate change. The publication describes CWS advocacy efforts, mitigation and adaptation work.
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CWS Briefing Papers
Climate Change: Adaptation Funding
Climate Change: Survey of CWS Member Communions 9/21/08

Resources on HIV/AIDS

HIV-AIDS pins HIV-AIDS Pins and Cards
Order these HIV-AIDS pins from CWS Indonesia and CWS Pakistan. Includes a gift card. Order online
Facts Have Faces: Global AIDS: Facing the Crisis Facts Have Faces: Global AIDS: Facing the Crisis
 This fact sheet reveals the staggering dimensions of the AIDS epidemic throughout the world, and celebrates those who are raising their voices to help.
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Enough: Women 
and Climate Change Women and Climate Change
The second in a CWS series on climate change, this one was created in collaboration with United Methodist Women. It highlights the disparate impact of climate change on women, the efforts of women globally to address climate change, and related CWS advocacy, as well as mitigation and adaptation efforts.
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