ACT News

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 […]

ACT Alliance deeply concerned for the deterioration of democracy, human rights and justice Guatemala

06 Jun 2018

We, the ecumenical and faith-based organizations members of the ACT Guatemala Forum, concerned about the latest events that highlight the complex situation and adverse environment regarding human rights, the search for justice and the struggle against corruption and impunity in Guatemala, state: Our concern due to the deep deterioration of Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala. […]

Modern Slavery, a keynote address from ACT’s General Secretary

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30 May 2018

“Slavery violates the free will and the integrity of every human being created in the image of God.” – Rudelmar Bueno de Faria. Earlier this month, an International Forum on Modern Slavery was convened by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, under the auspice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina. The Forum, “Old Problems in the New World,” […]

The ACT Alliance Nicaragua Forum responds to the crisis in Managua

25 May 2018

Over one month has passed since political upheaval engulfed Nicaragua’s capital city, Managua. Demonstrations started on April 18 as Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega planned to change the nation’s social welfare conditions. The decision was met by resistance and protests which became violent after clashing with police. The clashes have had severe consequences including illegal arrests, […]

Bread for the World study tour shows Germany’s innovative climate change adaptation and risk management

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23 May 2018

For many years Bread for the World together with its partners, and particularly through ACT Alliance’s advocacy work on climate justice, has supported and enabled communities to fight for changes in policy and practice to ensure that the most vulnerable communities are protected from the worsening impacts of climate change. More often than not, the […]

“Desafío que Aceptamos” – FUMEC ALC

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18 May 2018

Desafío que Aceptamos: Campaña regional de la FUMEC sobre justicia socio ambiental, economía y construcción de Paz. Desde hace algunos años la Federación universal de movimientos estudiantiles cristianos (WSCF) viene entrenando estudiantes y jóvenes en el servicio ecuménico y la incidencia en escala local en el trabajo por la justicia económica y ecológica. Más recientemente, […]

Message from ACT General Secretary on the situation in Gaza

17 May 2018

ACT Alliance condemns the killing of Palestinian people on their own land.  Such disgraceful acts of violence must stop.  The ACT Alliance stands in solidarity with its members, the ACT Palestine Forum, ecumenical partners and churches in the Holy Land and the global church in their ongoing humanitarian work, and in calling for an end […]

[SB48 Side Event] Mobilizing Fair and Transparent Climate Finance

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16 May 2018

“We have heard about what happens when floods hit developed countries, they quickly rebuild and life continues. But when floods hit in countries like Uganda as is happening right now, you can’t imagine how long it takes for us to get things back to normal,” said Edith Kateme-Kasajja, climate finance negotiator from Uganda and negotiator […]

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