Church Partners

CWS honors Jennifer Riggs
CWS honors Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) refugee and immigration ministries pioneer Jennifer Riggs for her service. Left to right: CWS Associate for Operations Joe Roberson; Riggs; CWS President and CEO John L. McCullough, and CWS Immigration and Refugee Program Director Erol Kekic, at a July 2011 special event. Photo: Thomas Hampson/CWS

CWS Immigration and Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) was created by several Protestant denominations that came together at the end of World War II in an effort to respond to the needs of refugees in Europe.  CWS/IRP was and continues to be the creation of the denominations and accountable to its denominations.  CWS member communions work in partnership with the local affiliate offices in promoting congregational involvement.

CWS Denominational Partners:

American Baptist Churches
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Christian Reformed Church
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Reformed Church in America
United Methodist Church (UMCOR)
United Church of Christ


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