Church World Service (CWS)

Church World Service works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.  A cooperative agency of 37 Christian denominations and communions in the U.S., CWS works in partnership with local organizations around the world, supporting sustainable development, meeting emergency needs, assisting refugees and displaced persons, and addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty.

CWS provides financial, technical and material assistance from the U.S. and through programs worldwide.

CWS core development work internationally supports an asset-based, contextual approach to community development. CWS is committed to employing its resources in a strategic and focused way to achieve the greatest positive improvement in people's lives in the areas where we work. CWS also works to raise awareness in the U.S. – in the churches and the general public, as well as with policymakers -- to give voice to the issues that affect hunger people and promote sustainable solutions.

Latest from Church World Service (CWS)

Confronting chronic drought, food insecurity and climate injustice in Latin America

Confronting chronic drought, food insecurity and climate injustice in Latin America

Oct 29, 2014

29 October, 2014 - With support from the Ecumenical Small Projects Fund, Latin American community-based organisations are working to find solutions to some of the biggest challenges they face

Indigenous Women in the Paraguayan Chaco unite to defend their rights

Indigenous Women in the Paraguayan Chaco unite to defend their rights

Oct 15, 2014

15 October, 2014 - ACT member Church World Service works closely with the Chaco women, helping them find their voice and stand up to injustice

Pakistan’s emergencies require action before problems grow

Pakistan’s emergencies require action before problems grow

Oct 13, 2014

13 October, 2014 - Without more help for the survivors of floods and landslides in Pakistan, greater problems could emerge

Home again, after 20 years living on the side of the road

Home again, after 20 years living on the side of the road

Oct 08, 2014

8 October, 2014 - After 20 years forced to live in a roadside camp, an indigenous community in Paraguay wins back its ancestral land. It came with the support of ACT Alliance member, Church World Service.

From the field: Pakistan flood survivors on the response

From the field: Pakistan flood survivors on the response

Sep 16, 2014

16 September, 2014 - Four survivors of the floods that have ruined large areas of Azad Kashmir, Punjab and Sindh talk about the moment the floods arrived

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