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Refugees: An opportunity to grow together

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20 Jun 2017

ACT Alliance, together with a range of other ecumenical actors, today issued a joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day 2017. Calling the unprecedented global refugee crisis “an opportunity to grow together,” the statement calls on all of us “to build bridges of solidarity rather than walls of division.” Reflecting on the statement’s assertion that, […]

Presenting the ACT Alliance Disaster Risk Reduction- Climate Change Adaptation Award 2017

Representatives of the ACT Alliance and Pusbinlat Motivator shaking hands
09 Jun 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   TORONTO, Canada, 9 June 2017. The ACT Alliance Disaster Risk Reduction- Climate Change Adaptation Award (ACT DRR-CCA) for 2017 was awarded to the Lighthouse Project in Indonesia implemented by Pusbinlat Motivator Toraja Church in partnership with ACT Alliance members ; Bread for the World and Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe Presented during the 2017 […]

Faith groups appealed to the G7 – take action, and care for the creation!

A Dinka woman walks among cattle in a village in South Sudan
09 Jun 2017

Faith groups appealed to the G7 – take action, and care for the creation! Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists. Big religions, each with its own beliefs and faiths. But also with a strong and united concern. On Friday, the eve of the G7 Environmental Ministerial Meeting in Bologna, faith leaders from some of the […]

Ahead of G7 Environment Ministers Meeting, Christian groups call upon the US and other governments to care for the creation

A mother and daughter draw water from a well with a hand pump in South Sudan. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT
08 Jun 2017

BOLOGNA, Italy. On Friday the 9th of June, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist leaders will meet for an Interfaith Forum on Environmental Protection, with an aim to agree on a Charter of Values ​​and Actions, to be delivered to the ministers attending the G7 Environment Ministers Meeting on the 11th  – 12th of June. […]

ACT mobilized interfaith call at Global Summit to engage FBOs in reducing disaster risks

Jeroen Jurriens, head of the ACT delegation at GPDRR, working with interfaith participants to craft the FBO statement. Photo: Tamas Marki/Church of Sweden
02 Jun 2017

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Cancun May 22-26, 2017.  The platform worked to move from the commitments made through the 2015 Sendai Framework for DRR to concrete actions to realize the commitments. The ACT Alliance delegation in Cancun showed how to put of words into action by sharing their concrete […]

ACT Board issues solidarity statement on the political and social crisis in Brazil

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02 Jun 2017

The Board of the global ACT Alliance, meeting in Geneva on the 1st and 2nd of June 2017 expresses its deep concern with the unfolding crisis of democracy in Brazil, characterised by violence and aggression against the most vulnerable citizens of the country. Since the current political crisis began, violence is escalating, especially in remote […]

Climate justice must be prioritized, say ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches

An interfaith group of religious leaders sits in front of empty trays during a public action at COP21 in Paris in 2015.  Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/LWF
02 Jun 2017

Date: June 2, 2017 Climate justice must be prioritized, say ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches The ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches, call for a prioritization of climate justice as US President Donald Trump issues executive order withdrawing the US from the […]

ACT celebrates the work of John Nduna

John Nduna reflects on the importance of ecumenism and the ACT Alliance during celebrations of his retirement. Photo: Simon Chambers
01 Jun 2017

Ecumenical leaders, ACT secretariat staff, WCC and LWF leaders, the ACT governing board and others gathered in Geneva yesterday to celebrate John Nduna’s work with first ACT International and then as General Secretary of ACT Alliance since its founding. John was praised for his ecumenical approach, his ability to lead in difficult times, and for […]

Vulnerability and resilience: A tale of survival for the fittest

Patriciah Roy Akullo, Advocacy Officer for the ACT Uganda Forum.
26 May 2017

The Karamojong region in northeastern Uganda is the most marginalized and vulnerable region in the country. Home to cattle-herding nomads, Karamojong has been trapped in a cycle of conflict for generations as warriors have battled the government—and each other—for cattle and survival.  Droughts have increased in severity and frequency over the years, leading to chronic […]

Congratulating the winner of the ACT DRR-CCA Good Practice Award

Blog author James Munpa
25 May 2017

Recognizing the unprecedented challenges to human well-being and safety posed by climate change related disasters, ACT Alliance is working actively to minimize the impacts of disasters through prevention, mitigation, and preparedness programs in over 100 countries. We are rooted in communities, where we assist people in identifying their risk, resources, and capacity to cope with the […]

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