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CWS writes to Mr McCully on Resolution 2334

Dear Mr McCully

Thank you for your work on UN Security Council Resolution 2334 condemning the Israeli settlements as ‘a flagrant violation of international law’ and to remind the international community of the need for action on matters of peace in the Middle East.  The New Zealand delegation and other sponsors worked hard to secure the resolution’s passage in a difficult environment and in the face of continued expansion efforts of Israel.

9th Nov

Pacific churches want justice on longstanding grievances undermining the rights of Pacific peoples.

16th Oct

Christian World Service has launched an appeal to provide relief assistance and help families recover after Hurricane Matthew.

The Appeal will help families with urgent relief supplies and to rebuild homes and livelihoods.

4th Oct

The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit will visit Christchurch on the 8 and 9 October 2016.  

22nd Sep

Christian World Service mourns the loss of Syrian Red Crescent colleagues killed on the way to Aleppo this week.

20th Jun

On World Refugee Day Christian World Service congratulates New Zealanders for extending hospitality and practical support to refugee communities.

20th May

Renewed action and investment in humanity is needed at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul next week if we are to move from delivering aid to ending need. 

International faith-based humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance of which CWS is a member said today.

5th May

New Zealand aid workers are applauding the Government’s efforts today. A resolution co-sponsored by New Zealand condemning attacks on hospitals and aid workers was unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council.

4th May

Christian World Service is looking for 100 people to join a new challenge to benefit Syrian refugees. 

The first ever Operation Refugee kicked off last month when the first participants registered to live on the same rations as a Syrian refugee for five days. 

24th Feb

On Sunday Christian World Service launched an appeal for Fiji after Cyclone Winston caused widespread destruction.   The category five storm affected most of the population.