Educational Resources

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Hunger

Facts Have Faces: Hunger
Our new, 12-page resource offers the latest information on hunger and malnutrition around the world – and ways you can help.
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Hunger is Everybody's Business
Looking for tools to help motivate compassionate people to act on behalf of hungry people around the world? These simulations and skits offer a glimpse into the lives of people who cannot take the most basic aspects of life for granted: food, safe water, education, shelter.
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Hungry Decisions
A simulation game that can be used individually, in pairs, or in groups as a way to deepen understanding of poverty and hunger.
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Water

"Woman at the Well" ornament and card
This olive wood ornament is produced in partnership with the Middle East Council of Churches. The card has a picture of the ornament, a description of a water cistern program sponsored by CWS, and information on the water crisis in the West Bank and worldwide. The card also provides education and advocacy opportunities.
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Poisoned skies, troubled waters
How CWS is addressing the impact of climate change on water. The latest in a series.
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A river in their veins
How CWS supports the water rights of indigenous people in Bolivia, and the impact of climate change in the Caribbean.
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Drinking rain in the occupied West Bank
This four-page resource describes how West Bank Palestinian villagers are harvesting rainwater in underground cisterns with CWS support.
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Thirsty Souls & Parched Lands
A 6-page resource paper, part of CWS series on water.
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Water for all in Africa
This four-page resource describes CWS support for community ownership and management of water resources in Africa.
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Twice As Thirsty: Women, Children and Water
This 4-page resource paper describes the special burden women and children bear in getting water for their families. Part of the CWS series on water.
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Worship with the World: WATER
A sampling of voices of the thirsty people worldwide that Church World Service supports, alongside prayer, scripture and liturgical suggestions.
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Refugees

Facts Have Faces - Refugees and other forcibly displaced people
The 6-page resource features the voices of refugees and internally displaced persons and stories of CWS response along with facts, figures and key terms.
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Climate change

Adapting to Climate Change
This publication is the fourth in a series about Climate Change.  This one was created in collaboration with United Methodist Women.  This resource explores what our partners in ministries in developing nations can teach those of us living in the U.S. about addressing poverty with hope and living wisely in a climate-challenged world.  The resource includes suggestions of green development actions for U.S. congregations and mission institutions to address poverty, adaptation planning, disaster risk reduction and emergency planning, and advocacy.
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Feeding the Nations
This publication is the third in a series about Climate Change.  This one was created in collaboration with United Methodist Women.  It highlights how climate change affects food production and other aspects about food security, how to address climate change and improve food security, and related CWS advocacy, as well as mitigation and adaptation efforts.
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Women and Climate Change
The second in a CWS series on climate change, this one was created in collaboration with United Methodist Women. It highlights the disparate impact of climate change on women, the efforts of women globally to address climate change, and related CWS advocacy, as well as mitigation and adaptation efforts.
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Healing the Nations
This publication is the first in a series on climate change. The publication describes CWS advocacy efforts, mitigation and adaptation work.
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