Rising Refugee Numbers Require New Action Christian World Service is deeply concerned about the continuing rise in the number of refugees and displaced people. Ahead of World Refugee Day on 20 June, the United Nations announced a staggering 79.5 million or one in 97 people displaced, up from 70.8 million the year before. The UN […]
Refugee Sunday is a time to focus on people who have fled their homes and our responsibilities to welcome them into our communities. In the Methodist and Presbyterian lectionary, this falls on Sunday, June 21 and for Anglicans on July 5. The resources feature the story of Osama, a musician from Syria who is inspiring […]
Christian World Service is seeking expressions of interest from persons who would like to become a member of the Board of Trustees. CWS is an international aid and development agency that serves its partner churches of New Zealand and its local partners in developing countries. We are looking for a nominee who is passionate about […]
Yesterday we received a story from Jordan for Mother’s Day. Like us Jordan is in lockdown and mothers in Husn Refugee Camp are making adjustments to stay safe from Covid-19. Most refugee families are living on very limited rations unable to afford any special food, which makes this story special. The Department of Service to […]
An open letter to the New Zealand Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of Finance, from fourteen leading New Zealand international aid agencies Dear Prime Minister Ardern, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Peters, and Finance Minister Robertson, We thank you for the unprecedented steps your government has […]
In Sri Lanka, Women’s Centre staff and volunteers distribute supplies to factory workers, days before they were sent home for the curfew. Photo: Shramika Ekala A bi-monthly news bulletin exploring development, global justice and the work of CWS. An alternative to mainstream media sources. Past issues can be read here Download as PDF or read […]
Our latest news During drought, a mother and sisters are in search of safe water. Photo: ACT Alliance/Havard Bjelland A bi-monthly news bulletin exploring development, global justice and the work of CWS. An alternative to mainstream media sources. Past issues can be read here Download as PDF or read the text below: Give Water this Christmas […]
COVID19 – The Work Must Go on Christian World Service is continuing its work to end poverty. We are in contact with our international partners who are experiencing many of the same situations – all are worried about what happens if COVID19 is not contained. Now we are approaching the highest Alert level, we want […]
The Centre for Community Solidarity sends greetings to you from the south of Uganda. Your donations are giving families affected by HIV and AIDS help and hope. The video is their heartfelt message to you. CCS sends their thanks: “We love it when kids are busy playing games or doing productive work geared to improve […]
Join the World Day of Prayer on Friday March 6, 2020
Expect to hear the warm sounds of music from Zimbabwe on Friday, March 6 for the World Day of Prayer services. Local women’s groups will host these services using material written by women from Zimbabwe. The service and Bible study “Rise! Take your Mat and Walk”, focus on the meeting between Jesus and a man […]
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