Who we are

Photo: R. Hughes/CWS

Church World Service is people reaching out to neighbors in need near and far--not with a hand out, but a hand up.  So, if you’re looking to help build a better world—a world where there’s enough for all—you’ve come to the right place!

We’re working with partners in the U.S. and around the world to build interfaith and intercultural coalitions to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice. Together, we’re  supporting sustainable grassroots development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance.

In the United States, we’re helping communities respond to disasters, we’re resettling refugees, we’re promoting fair national and international policies, we’re providing educational resources, and we’re inviting you and others to join a people-to-people network of local and global caring through participation in CROP Hunger Walks, the Blankets+ program, and the CWS Kits program.

Connect with us today!

CWS ViewBook
Born out of love and inspiration, CWS has worked for more than six decades with one goal: building a world where there is enough for all.  Our ViewBook provides a glimpse of what we value, how we work, and the lives that we impact around the world.


Mission Statement

Church World Service works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.

Core Values

Church World Service seeks to express all of these values locally and globally throughout its life and work:

Learn more about CWS through our PDF file informational brochure.