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Religion and Rights Seminar: Strengthening Common Ground

Religion and Rights Seminar information
20 Feb 2018

“ACT Alliance recognizes the deep and mutually enriching connections between religion and human rights. As a matter of fact, long before the current human rights instruments were developed in the 20th century, there were religious communities that upheld human dignity and advocated for people who suffered from exclusion and discrimination.” – Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, […]

ACT calls for just and sustainable peace in Colombia

09 Feb 2018

ACT Alliance renews its call for peace in Colombia, a country that has suffered from violence and conflict for decades. Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, ACT Alliance’s General Secretary, urged the government of Colombia together with the National Liberation Army (ELN) to return to the negotiating table in order to chart a way forward for lasting […]

Communities recovering from Monsoon Floods in Northern Bangladesh

08 Feb 2018

ACT members ICCO Cooperation and Kerk in Actie (KiA) provided emergency food and seeds so that islanders could replant their food crops and restart their lives In July 2017, monsoon rains across Bangladesh and upstream areas in India and Nepal, gradually led to severe flooding.  Over 650,000 hectares of standing crops were damaged. This effected the […]

Haiti after Hurricane Matthew: House repair and reconstruction in Northwest and Grand Anse

24 Jan 2018

On October 4, 2016 a category 4 hurricane ravaged the Southwestern province of Grand Anse and the Lower Northwestern part of Haiti. The impact of Hurricane Matthew, which was responsible for a death toll of over one thousand people was intensified by a loss of agriculture and livelihoods, public infrastructure and the destruction of many […]

2018 Symposium on the Role of Religion and FBOs. Perspectives on Migration: Displacement and Marginalization, Inclusion and Justice

Panelists at the 4th Symposium on the Role of Religion and FBOs
23 Jan 2018

“Migration has been a feature of human history from the beginning. It is not in and of itself a “problem” that needs to be fixed. What needs fixing is the continued violation of the human rights of migrants.” – Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary of ACT Alliance. The Fourth Annual Symposium on the Role […]

Fighting Inequality for Themselves

23 Jan 2018

Five villages in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are using a different approach to resilience for their communities. Women, men and youth in the villages decide on what they see as the main challenges and threats – and then receive direct control over cash grants to act on their own. “It was important for us to […]

ACT stands in solidarity with Honduran people

19 Jan 2018

  After general elections were held in Honduras on November 26, 2017, election observers from the Organisation of American States noted that there were significant systemic inconsistencies and questioned the validity of the election.  This election was the first since the electoral college had changed the law to allow a president to seek re-election.  Early […]

DCA presents internal climate change action award

Winner of the DCA climate award, Chiit Piseth
16 Jan 2018

ACT Alliance member DanChurchAid (DCA) has launched an internal initiative to increase the awareness and engagement of its staff on issues related to climate change. The initiative, which spurred some friendly competition was created to promote awareness among staff on the carbon footprint generated by the work of DCA. Staff were encouraged to make personal […]

ACT signs regional agreements with UNICEF and UNDP

17 Dec 2017

This month, ACT Alliance has entered into regional agreements between ACT’s Asia Pacific regional office and UNICEF’s East Asia and the Pacific regional office, and between the ACT Argentina Forum and the UN Development Program’s Argentina office. Anoop Sukumaran, ACT’s Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, wrote to ACT members in the region about […]

ACT Alliance participates in the Third United Nations Environmental Assembly

12 Dec 2017

The third United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) was hosted in Nairobi, Kenya November 29 – December 6, 2017. Over 4,000 stakeholders and guardians of the environment gathered at the home of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) to explore the overarching theme of Pollution and to discuss commitments Towards a pollution-free planet. As the world’s […]

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