ACT News

Support to Cold Snap Affected People in East Romania - Final Report

Romania was one of the countries hit hardest by the cold snap which began around Europe in late January, associated with heavy snowfalls and a deep freeze. Thousands of people [...]

Laut's Lament

  “We are being hurt,” says Ustad Alimondas Laut, holding back tears. Sad stories aren’t the usual markers for the end of Ramadan in the Philippines. For Filipino Muslims, festivities [...]

Working towards solutions in the Horn of Africa

On June 28th and 29th 2017, members of the ecumenical family along with national and international organizations gathered at the All Africa Conference of Churches in Nairobi, Kenya for the [...]

Building relationships with global agencies

ACT Alliance General Secretary Rudelmar Bueno de Faria has begun his tenure with ACT by focusing on enhancing ACT’s relationships with the United Nations and other global agencies.  In his [...]

Refugees: An opportunity to grow together

ACT Alliance, together with a range of other ecumenical actors, today issued a joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day 2017. Calling the unprecedented global refugee crisis “an opportunity to [...]

Presenting the ACT Alliance Disaster Risk Reduction- Climate Change Adaptation Award 2017

PRESS RELEASE   TORONTO, Canada, 9 June 2017. The ACT Alliance Disaster Risk Reduction- Climate Change Adaptation Award (ACT DRR-CCA) for 2017 was awarded to the Lighthouse Project in Indonesia [...]

Faith groups appealed to the G7: Take action, and care for the creation!

Drought and displacement have devastated cattle herds, which are the foundation of the local economy and culture, in South Sudan. Today, faith leaders call upon the G7 nations to be [...]

Ahead of G7 Environment Ministers Meeting, Christian groups call upon the US and other governments to care for the creation

PRESS RELEASE BOLOGNA, Italy. On Friday the 9th of June, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist leaders will meet for an Interfaith Forum on Environmental Protection, with an aim to [...]

ACT mobilized interfaith call at Global Summit to engage FBOs in reducing disaster risks

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Cancun May 22-26, 2017.  The platform worked to move from the commitments made through the 2015 Sendai Framework for DRR [...]

ACT Board issues solidarity statement on the political and social crisis in Brazil

The Board of the global ACT Alliance, meeting in Geneva on the 1st and 2nd of June 2017 expresses its deep concern with the unfolding crisis of democracy in Brazil, [...]
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Member News

Hosting the Sphere Handbook Revision Consultations in Asia

Community World Service Asia is organizing three Consultations for the Sphere Handbook revision process in Kabul (28th May), Islamabad (1st June) and Bangkok (6th June). The purpose is to engage [...]

Sumitra stitching her wounds: Nepal earthquake response

A group of ladies is crowded in front of Sumitra Thamis’s (33) house in Dolakha District, as if a gathering is taking place.  Sumitra is actually stitching clothes in her [...]

The multiple faces of inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean

A new report by ACT member Christian Aid released today called ‘The Scandal of Inequality: the multiples faces of inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean’  highlights that inequality in [...]

A house with columns of rebar

ACT member CWS and partners are helping to repair and rebuild houses that have been damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in the commune of Jean Rabel in Haiti’s Northwest [...]

SDG 2 “ZERO HUNGER”: Religion is an important factor for change

  “Social norms and practices regarding the production and consumption of food must be taken into consideration since these are influenced and shaped to some degree by religious values.”  This [...]

Drought in the Horn of Africa: The challenge to respond with a mindset of emergency

A couple of weeks ago, I visited Borana area in Southern Ethiopia. I travelled to the different Kebeles “villages” of Yabello, Miyo, Elowaye and Moyale districts. One can easily witness the [...]

Empowerment for former bonded laborers in Nepal

(LWF) It was a foggy November morning in Kailali district, western Nepal, when Basanti Chaudhary (32) received a phone call. Her brother-in-law told her that she had won the N-Peace [...]

The slow road to recovery after hurricane Matthew

A community-based approach helps the people of Haiti get back on their feet (LWI) At the height of hurricane Matthew, Polonne Jean-Louis, 50, and her six children found shelter in [...]

ACT member DanChurchAid Nepal celebrates International Women’s Day with a photography and short film competition

  Commitment to combat gender inequality is a crucial and consistent core value for ACT Alliance member DanChurchAid and recognised as a cross cutting commitment. DCA aims to transform social, economic [...]

ACT member supports survivors of gender-based violence in South Sudan

“A total absence of law” Amina* was lying under a palm tree when a caseworker from ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) found her. The teen had been covering [...]
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