Organization Name:
Church World Service

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Mission Statement:

Christians working together with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. Purpose Statement: Church World Service will achieve its mission by:

  • Covenanting with and among member communions to work ecumenically;

  • Witnessing to Christ's love with all people;

  • Working in partnership worldwide across faiths and cultures;

  • Promoting the dignity and rights of all people; Meeting the basic needs of people.

Founded in 1946, Church World Service is the relief, development, and refugee assistance ministry of 36 Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations in the United States. Working in partnership with indigenous organizations in more than 80 countries, CWS works worldwide to meet human needs and foster self-reliance for all whose way is hard. Within the United States, Church World Service assists communities in responding to disasters, resettles refugees, promotes fair national and international policies, provides educational resources, and offers opportunities to join a people-to-people network of local and global caring through participation in CROP WALKS, the TOOLS OF HOPE & BLANKET Program, and the Gift of the Heart Kit Program.

Contact Information

Full Mailing Address:
28606 Phillips Street
P.O. Box 968
Elkhart IN 46515


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    Activity Detail(s)

  • Other
  • Clearance and Detection

    Country(ies) of Operation

  • Cambodia
  • Pakistan
  • Vietnam
  • Afghanistan
  • Somalia
  • Laos

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