World Renew (WR) - formerly Christian Reformed World Relief Committee

The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC), now known as World Renew, is the relief and development arm of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. World Renew reaches out in God's name to people, both in North America and around the world, who are struggling with poverty, hunger, disaster, and injustice to help them find lasting ways to improve their lives.

One aspect of this ministry is community development. In this ministry, World Renew's staff members engage in community transformation in 30 countries around the world. They partner with more than 130 churches and community organizations to train local people to be leaders in their own communities. Together, World Renew and these partners help people work together to overcome illiteracy, hunger, malnutrition, unemployment, HIV/AIDS, child mortality, injustice, and other issues affecting them.

Another aspect of World Renew's ministry is disaster response and relief. When disasters strike, World Renew responds to the urgent needs that arise. In North America, this often includes clearing debris, assessing needs, training local leaders, and repairing and rebuilding damaged homes. Internationally, it includes providing and distributing emergency food, water, shelter, and other supplies. It also often involves reconstruction of homes and livelihoods.

The third aspect of World Renew's ministry involves working with people in North America and around the world to connect them to ministry, deepen their understanding of global issues, and encourage them to act and advocate on behalf of those in need.

Latest from World Renew (WR) - formerly Christian Reformed World Relief Committee

Money, health and food in Niger

Money, health and food in Niger

Oct 21, 2013

21 October 2012 - a series of two-minute videos from ACT Member World Renew, compare income, health and nutrition in North America and Niger.

World Renew linking relief and rehabilitation with development

World Renew linking relief and rehabilitation with development

May 31, 2013

31 May 2013 - ACT member World Renew links short-term humanitarian interventions with longer-term development to ensure that the injection of resources impacts on long term goals in Niger.

Haiti: employing the partnership paradigm

Haiti: employing the partnership paradigm

Jan 05, 2012

Knowledge sharing between international and local organisations has enhanced quake recovery efforts

Southern Sudan: all parties must ensure referendum is free and fair, urges ACT Alliance

Southern Sudan: all parties must ensure referendum is free and fair, urges ACT Alliance

Jan 09, 2011

FAQ: Southern Sudan referendum

FAQ: Southern Sudan referendum

Jan 09, 2011

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