ACT News

[PRESS RELEASE] UN Climate talks end with much yet to be concluded

One week of intense climate talks in Bangkok was expected to deliver significant progress in the UN climate change negotiations. Acknowledging that some progress has been made, there is a [...]

[ACT Statement] Withholding funding support to UNRWA is turning a blind eye to the desperate humanitarian situation Palestine refugees have endured for decades

The ACT Alliance deeply regrets the United States administration’s decision published on Friday 31 August 2018 to withhold funding to UNRWA, and urges them the US administration to reconsider its [...]

[PRESS RELEASE] Could Bangkok climate talks unlock the ‘Paris Rulebook’ stalemate?

As the last round of climate change negotiations start in Bangkok, Thailand, ACT Alliance joins other climate justice movements to call for significant progress in the development of the rulebook [...]

ACT joins ecumenical delegation to promote peaceful dialogue in Nicaragua

ACT Alliance accompanied an ecumenical delegation from the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Nicaragua on 28-29 August. The purpose of the visit was to [...]

Christian leaders demonstrate growing support for environmental protection

ACT Alliance joins the Vatican and ecumenical partners to encourage global progress on climate change The First Ecumenical Prayer for Creation will take place on August 31 and September 1 in [...]

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

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. [...]

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

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 [...]

ACT expands its network of global climate justice advocates

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 [...]

Protection and cessation of child abuse by the US government

“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 [...]

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

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. [...]
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Member News

Ubumbano in action: creating a solidarity model in South Africa

Exploring new ways of working together in South and Southern Africa within the ACT Alliance. By Gerhard Buttner, Programme Manager, Christian Aid South Africa. South Africa is one of the most [...]

Cash for Work: the Road to Resilience 

The dust whipped through the air as we traversed different villages in Baringo County in Kenya. This is a land of scattered homesteads among the barren plains of sand and [...]

Supporting Burundian refugees

Jubilant women coming from water buckets collection in Mtendeli camp. Credit: Albert Temu Prior to the current influx of Burundian refugees, Tanzania had only one remaining refugee camp i.e Nyarugusu, [...]

"You should always look for success and it will boost you", says a young Syrian-Armenian entrepreneur

Credit: Armenia Round Table Foundation Angela Kirkian was born in Aleppo. She came to Armenia four years ago with her mother. Her sister, brother, and aunt stayed in Syria. “They [...]

Diaconia partner visits Sertão do Pajeú in Pernambuco

  By Tádzio Estevam (Diaconia communication advisor) Members of the German organization for international cooperation Brot für die Welt, one of Diaconia’s historical partners, were in Pernambuco between 7th and [...]

Paris agreement: “Don’t water it down”

ACT member LWF calls for robust implementation of Paris Climate agreement (LWI) – On the occasion of the UN climate change conference currently taking place in Bonn, Germany, The Lutheran World Federation [...]

Re-building Homes and Lives after Devastating 2015 Earthquake

Building her own home has been a dream for Kali Kamini, known in her Nepali village as ‘Grandma’ – and her dream became reality thanks to ACT member The Lutheran [...]

Smart Communities in Kenya

ACT member LWF Part of Cross-Sector Coalition Helping Refugee Settlements Go Digital (LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has joined a high-powered public-private coalition to transform refugee settlements into [...]

Building trust between refugees and hosts in Chad

Returnees and host community members living and working together (LWI) – Chad in central Africa continues to receive refugees from surrounding countries experiencing civil war, including the Central African Republic (CAR). [...]

Security first for refugees from Nigeria

ACT member LWF informs refugees in Cameroon about danger of unassisted return to Boko Haram occupied areas (LWI) – Four years ago, thousands of people fled the Boko Haram terror in [...]
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