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Support to Cold Snap Affected People in East Romania – Final Report

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13 Jul 2017

Romania was one of the countries hit hardest by the cold snap which began around Europe in late January, associated with heavy snowfalls and a deep freeze. Thousands of people were trapped during January for long days in the Southern and Eastern parts of the country.  Many elderly people died from hypothermia after temperatures dropped consecutively […]

Laut’s Lament

Ustad Alimondas Laut (right) addressing peace advocates and the media in the Philippines describing his experience as an IDP, forced to flee the violence in Marawi City. Photo: Patricia Mungcal/NCCP
06 Jul 2017

  “We are being hurt,” says Ustad Alimondas Laut, holding back tears. Sad stories aren’t the usual markers for the end of Ramadan in the Philippines. For Filipino Muslims, festivities generally denote the end of Ramadan. The government declares this day, which falls on June 26 this year, a nonworking holiday across the country. But, […]

Working towards solutions in the Horn of Africa

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06 Jul 2017

On June 28th and 29th 2017, members of the ecumenical family along with national and international organizations gathered at the All Africa Conference of Churches in Nairobi, Kenya for the “Mobilisation of faith communities for overcoming hunger and sustaining justice and peace in the Horn of Africa”. The event brought together leaders from different faiths […]

Building relationships with global agencies

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05 Jul 2017

ACT Alliance General Secretary Rudelmar Bueno de Faria has begun his tenure with ACT by focusing on enhancing ACT’s relationships with the United Nations and other global agencies.  In his first weeks he has held meetings with UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, UNDP, the UN Deputy-Secretary-General´s office, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of […]

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

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09 Jun 2017

PRESS 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 Global […]

Faith groups appealed to the G7: Take action, and care for the creation!

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09 Jun 2017

Drought and displacement have devastated cattle herds, which are the foundation of the local economy and culture, in South Sudan. Today, faith leaders call upon the G7 nations to be leaders in a green transformation towards a sustainable future. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT   Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists. Big religions, each with its own […]

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

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08 Jun 2017

PRESS RELEASE 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 […]

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 […]

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