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22nd May

The Bangladesh union that supports workers involved in the factory that collapsed killing 1100 and making many more jobless has asked New Zealanders for help.
They have made their request through Christian World Service, reflecting the long connection between the union and CWS.

10th Apr

Christian World Service is appealing for support for Syrian refugee families.  With more than 5 million people now affected, much more help is urgently needed.

22nd Mar

CWS staff and volunteers looked after the shoppers’ storage tents at the recent Ellerslie Flower Show in Christchurch.

5th Mar

CWS wants to raise $2,000 for International Women’s Day on March 8 so EKTA can make the city of Madurai safer for women. 

4th Mar

With autumn just around the corner CWS is inviting parishes to celebrate the harvest. 

New reflection and worship resources highlight the differences made possible by giving poor people the means to grow their own food on small plots of land in rural Nicaragua.

24th Dec

CWS has sent an initial grant of NZ$20,000 to meet immediate relief needs in Samoa hit hard by Cyclone Evan on December 13. 

20th Dec

I recall Christmas in the early fifties of the last century when my family was a refugee from the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948.

18th Dec

Samoa and Fiji need immediate and long term help to get back on their feet after Cyclone Evan’s destruction says Christian World Service national director, Pauline McKay.

12th Dec

CWS has launched an appeal for help in the south of the Philippines.   CWS is raising funds for the ACT Alliance of which it is a member. 

10th Dec

Western governments, unmoved by worsening climate predictions, have ended UN climate change talks in Doha, Qatar, by sticking firmly to their positions.