ACT News

NGO intervention on the final draft of the global compact on refugees

06 Jul 2018

The ACT Program Manager for Migration & Displacement, Christian Wolff, read the joint NGO statement below at the final round of formal consultations for the Global Compact on Refugees in Geneva.   Dear Chairperson,  Eighteen months ago, we embarked on a multi-stakeholder process to transform the way we address large-scale movements and protracted situations. Much effort […]

ACT joins FBOs calling for action at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction

05 Jul 2018

ACT Alliance, Arigatou International, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Soka Gakkai International (SGI)and World Vision International have come together as the Asia Pacific Faith-Based Coalition for Sustainable Development to participate in the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) from 3 – 6 July, 2018.   The Asia Pacific Faith-Based Coalition for Sustainable Development has developed […]

ACT expands its network of global climate justice advocates

Participants of the climate change capacity building workshop
05 Jul 2018

Through its Global Climate Action Project which kicked off in 2017, ACT Alliance has embarked on an ambitious plan to implement its long-standing climate justice programme in the context of the Paris Agreement, Agenda 2030 and the Sendai Framework for DRR through a series of capacity building workshops. The growing mobilisation of the faith community […]

Protection and cessation of child abuse by the US government

03 Jul 2018

“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in My name welcomes Me.” – Matthew 18:5 In the face of the “Zero-tolerance” Immigration Policy of the United States Government, the ACT Forums of El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala: Find that the US immigration policy of separating children from their parents or guardians has been […]

Hacia la implementación ambiciosa del Acuerdo de París – Caja de herramientas para la incidencia a nivel nacional

Cover page of NDC Toolkit_Spqanish
26 Jun 2018

La asamblea inaugural de ACT Alianza en Arusha, Tanzania, en 2010, resolvió que el cambio climático era una amenaza para la vida, los medios de vida y toda la creación. Como resultado, se identificó como una prioridad para el trabajo de incidencia de ACT Alianza a todo nivel. Desde entonces, ACT Alianza ha participado en […]

New ACT resource identifies Climate Finance sources relevant to Members

21 Jun 2018

ACT Alliance is pleased to share our new Resource Guide to Climate Finance: An orientation to sources of funds for climate change programmes and action. It is available in English and Spanish. Ambitious climate action in developing countries depends on the mobilization and accessibility to financial resources. Climate finance is important for mitigation efforts, to […]

The time is ripe for Ecumenical Diakonia

21 Jun 2018

ACT’s General Secretary Rudelmar Bueno de Faria addressed the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 15 June 2018 at a Plenary Session entitled Ecumenical Diakonia and Sustainable Development. ACT, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the WCC have developed a study document on Ecumenical Diakonia with the aim of encouraging dialogue […]

ACT Alliance condemns the separation of children from the families by US authorities

Refugee children. Håvard Bjelland/Kirkens Nødhjelp
20 Jun 2018

In the past few months more than 2000 children have been separated from their parents as their families tried to cross the US border. Audio of children wailing in agony as they are ripped away from their parents continue to be broadcast by the media around the world. “The actions of the US administration not […]

ACT General Secretary joins faith leaders encouraging participation in the Season of Creation

14 Jun 2018

This week, ACT’s General Secretary Rudelmar Bueno de Faria joined leaders from the world’s major Christian denominations in a joint letter calling on communities to engage in the Season of Creation. Season of Creation is celebrated every year from September 1 to October 4 by Christians around the world through prayer and action to protect the […]

ACT Alliance joins ACT Nicaragua Forum in reaffirming call for Peace in Nicaragua  

06 Jun 2018

The anti-government protests which started on April 18 have resulted in further political instability and a rising death toll in Nicaragua. Initially spurred by President Daniel Ortega’s plans to change social welfare conditions, protests became deadly after violent clashes with police. Last week, conflict across various cities in Nicaragua, escalated as a demonstration held by […]

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