ACT News

ACT expresses concern over US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

07 Dec 2017

ACT Alliance’s General Secretary, Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, issued a statement today expressing ACT’s concern over President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “We consider this decision to be a grave violation of International Law and the UN Resolutions vis-à-vis the Palestinian Israeli conflict, particularly UN Resolution 181,” wrote de Faria. […]

ACT Alliance statement on US pulling out of the Global Compact on Migration Process 

05 Dec 2017

This weekend’s announcement that the US will take no further part in the process for agreeing on a UN Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration is of great concern to all migrants and those who work with and for them, including the members of ACT Alliance worldwide. The US announcement came only hours […]

Moving towards resilience

01 Dec 2017

by Umesh Pokharel, Document Manager, LWF Nepal The night of August 14th, 2017 was a night to remember for Sundari Chaudhari (35) from the Bhitaria village of the Joshipur Rural Municipality, Kailali, Nepal. Woken up by a slap in her sleep, Sundari recalls the flood that inundated her house, “I squirmed and saw my mother-in-law […]

Ecumenical groups join in UN forum on business and human rights in Geneva

30 Nov 2017

The huge impacts of businesses on the communities in which they operate often bring benefits, but companies can disregard and even harm people’s rights in pursuit of economic gain. The World Council of Churches (WCC), ACT Alliance and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) hosted a side event at the 6th United Nations Forum on Business […]

ACT and WCC comment on situation in Zimbabwe

23 Nov 2017

ACT Alliance has joined with the World Council of Churches to issue a “Minute on the situation in Zimbabwe” from the WCC’s Executive Committee meeting in Amman, Jordan this week after events in Zimbabwe have led to the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. “The WCC executive committee, together with the ACT Alliance, welcome and affirm […]

“We must increase climate action and global solidarity with the vulnerable,” says ACT Alliance

Image showing flood situation in Jhapa
17 Nov 2017

As the world comes to terms with the weak outcome of COP23, ACT Alliance calls for a recommitment to the need for ambitious action and solidarity with climate vulnerable people. “COP23 has fallen short of the main expectations we had: we had hoped that the cry of people of the Pacific and other vulnerable parts […]

ACT Alliance and The Lutheran World Federation call on people of faith to act on climate justice

17 Nov 2017

As COP23, the International Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany draws to a close, the ACT Alliance and the Lutheran World Federation are launching a call to people of faith and faith-based organisations to take action on climate change.  “Climate change and its impacts affect the full enjoyment of human rights and dignity,” the call reads. […]

[COP23 Blog] Climate Action means implementation of the Paris Agreement

17 Nov 2017

The climate is changing rapidly, and this change is affecting different parts of the world through storms, hurricanes, floods, and so forth, but most importantly, the droughts from which we suffer so much especially in my context in Southern Africa. These events must inspire us not just to raise ambitions for implementation of the Paris […]

[COP23 Blog] There’s still time for ambitious action at COP23

15 Nov 2017

As the end of the COP approaches, there are still so many unresolved issues, ranging from climate finance to clarity on how to implement Paris Agreement in a way that is both ambitious and that responds to the urgent needs of vulnerable communities. The trust and confidence that was built in Paris is starting to […]

[COP23 News] Addressing loss and damage from climate change at COP23

15 Nov 2017

“Culture.  Tradition.  Way of life.  Diets.  Their beliefs, their skills of when and how to fish, what to plant and when to harvest all depend on the surrounding environment that they have lived in for generations,” says Tafue Lusama, the General Secretary of the Church in Tuvalu of the people of his small island nation. […]

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