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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.

5th Feb

Aotearoa New Zealand is a nation of migrant peoples.  From the arrival of the first Māori, the land has supported us all. Our families came for many reasons - many in search of safety and seeking the opportunities of a better life. This is the point of personal connection with refugees.

15th Dec

Chris Nichol writes of CWS's history:

11th Dec

Christian World Service is appealing for donations to help local lndian partners provide relief efforts in the state of Tamil Nadu. 

26th Nov

Christian World Service is asking churches to give their full support to the 2015 Christmas Appeal launched this Sunday.

29th Oct

Christian World Service is appealing for donations to help relief efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan after 7.5 quake at 2:09 pm 26 October local time.

21st Oct

Christian World Service announces the second meeting of the annual Supporters’ Council. 

This year’s meeting will be held at St Andrew’s on the Terrace (Conference rooms 1 and 2), 30 The Terrace, Wellington on Saturday 21 November beginning at 10am.

7th Oct

“The 7.3 billion people on our planet are intensely, intimately connected in ways previous generations could never have conceived”, says business journalist Rod Oram.  “If a community fails, its country suffers.  If a country fails, our world suffers.”   

3rd Sep

Christian World Service is asking the government to stop hiding behind the promised review of the refugee quota and respond to the grim situation facing families fleeing war and persecution.  It is supporting calls to Double the Quota.