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CWS launches Operation Refugee 2018

Christian World Service invites people of all ages to join the lifeline to refugees from Syria.

Operation Refugee is a five-day challenge to live on the same food as in a refugee emergency food parcel. Students can sign up for the two-day challenge. At the same time, participants raise funds to help Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. The national event runs from 16 – 20 June. June 20 is World Refugee Day.

20th Apr

Christian World Service invites people of all ages to join the lifeline to refugees from Syria.

12th Apr

CWS is seeking someone to maintain its database, assist with the website, and perform general administrative duties, including IT support.

14th Feb

Christian World Service has launched an appeal to assist Tongan communities affected by Cyclone Gita.

22nd Jan

International Programmes Officer

Christian World Service (CWS) is seeking an experienced aid and development practitioner to help sustain, develop and manage the relationship with its international partners.

15th Dec

"Personally and as an ecumenical church organization serving Palestinian refugees, I find the move by President Trump as very ill advised on a number of points:

31st Oct

Claire Hart was recently elected as the new chair of Christian World Service’s Board.

Auckland-based, she brings a fresh perspective to the work of an organisation that has served New Zealand churches for 72 years.

26th Oct

The Council for International Development welcomes the news that the Rt. Hon Winston Peters is confirmed as the new Foreign Affairs Minister and Fletcher Tabuteau will be Under-Secretary to the Minister.

6th Oct

Christian World Service has launched an appeal for Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh and those needing help in Myanmar.

18th Aug

New Zealand’s community of disaster relief workers are marking World Humanitarian Day – and remembering the 82 aid workers who have died so far in 2017.

8th Aug

Fourteen leading New Zealand aid agencies are today launching a campaign to demand political action which will see New Zealand reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050.