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[COP24] Media Advisory: Sick earth calling for climate action

04 Dec 2018

04 December 2018   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SICK EARTH CALLING FOR CLIMATE ACTION ACT Alliance is the world’s largest Protestant and Orthodox network of churches and agencies engaged in humanitarian, sustainable development and advocacy work. Climate change has been a primary advocacy issue for the Alliance since 2010. What: A person in costume will represent […]

[COP24] Blog: Ecumenical Diakonia in the time of Climate Change

03 Dec 2018

  There can never be a more important time for churches to stand and walk in solidarity with the poor and climate vulnerable than now! As the 24thConference of Parties to the UNFCCC kicks off in Katowice Poland (2nd- 14thDecember), there is a need for churches to work together in a well-coordinated effort to ensure […]

[COP24] Press Release: Global church bodies urge transformative action to protect the most vulnerable

30 Nov 2018

    LWF, WCC and ACT Alliance reiterate calls for just implementation of Paris Agreement As the United Nations climate summit kicks off in Katowice, Poland, global church organisations World Council of Churches (WCC), the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and ACT Alliance called for renewed global solidarity and urgency of action to support the communities […]

[PRESS RELEASE] Even a small increase in global warming will have profound impacts on communities, new ACT report finds.

26 Nov 2018

Climate change experts from the ACT Alliance network have published a report assessing the threats posed by climate change on the sustainable development goals (SDG) and disaster risk reduction. The report finds that warming of 1.5°C will severely impact climate-vulnerable developing countries, and urges more ambitious climate action. The report also identifies policy recommendations to […]

[PRESS RELEASE] ACT urges greater solidarity and support with the climate vulnerable

21 Nov 2018

“God gave us light to see the beauty of creation. God gave us love to live in fellowship with creation, and God gave us strength to care for creation,” said ACT’s Climate Justice Ambassador Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town. Today, leaders from around the world have gathered for the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), in […]

[PRESS RELEASE] ACT now to avoid climate catastrophe for future generations, faith groups urge

Cover page for Limiting Global Warming to 1.5C
21 Nov 2018

ACT Alliance, The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), World Council of Churches (WCC) and Bread for the World are appealing to world leaders to take swift and coordinated action to limit global warming to 1.5°C degrees as a humanitarian and ethical obligation. “As faith-based organizations we are very concerned that marginalized, vulnerable, and poor people are […]

It’s good to sweat again

21 Nov 2018

Mrs. Yustriani, a 68 year-old resident of Ngatabaru village in the Sigi district of Indonesia, was very glad to get back to dancing when her Poco Poco group met again for the first time in over a month.  They hadn’t gathered to dance together since the 7.5 magnitude earthquake devastated their community and so many […]

The tsunami explosion

Mr. Mushki is a fisherman from Pantolowan village near Palu, Indonesia. He was out fishing when the earthquake struck, and the resulting tidal wave tossed him and his boat ashore, knocking him out and destroying the boat. ACT member Pelkesi's mobile clinic helps with treatment for his injuries. He hopes to get back to fishing again, as it is what he has done his whole life. Photo: Simon Chambers/ACT
17 Nov 2018

“There was a rumbling sound, and then an explosion.  I looked up and a tsunami wave was towering over my small fishing boat,” said Mr. Mushki, a 57 year-old fisherman from Pantoloan village near Palu, Indonesia.  “The wave picked up my boat and tossed it in the air, then it landed back on the water, […]

ACT Alliance hails General Assembly support for Global Compact on Refugees

Rohingya refugees crossing bridge
16 Nov 2018

An important step was taken this week in New York, where the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) was adopted by the Third Committee of the General Assembly. The GCR was developed over an 18-month consultation period that involved a variety of stakeholders, including member states, UNHCR, and non-state actors such as ACT Alliance and its […]

ACT Alliance Assembly Message: Hope in action – putting people first

15 Nov 2018

ACT Alliance members issued an Assembly Message at ACT’s third General Assembly. The message is indicative of ACT’s prophetic calling and reflection and presents an urgent call for action and commitment to addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time.  Here is a summary of the commitments and calls made by the Assembly: […]

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