ACT News

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

FOR IMMEDIATE 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 [...]

Faith groups appealed to the G7 – take action, and care for the creation!

Faith groups appealed to the G7 – take action, and care for the creation! Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists. Big religions, each with its own beliefs and faiths. But [...]

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

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 agree on [...]

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, [...]

Climate justice must be prioritized, say ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches

Date: June 2, 2017 Climate justice must be prioritized, say ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches The ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and [...]

ACT celebrates the work of John Nduna

Ecumenical leaders, ACT secretariat staff, WCC and LWF leaders, the ACT governing board and others gathered in Geneva yesterday to celebrate John Nduna’s work with first ACT International and then [...]

Vulnerability and resilience: A tale of survival for the fittest

The Karamojong region in northeastern Uganda is the most marginalized and vulnerable region in the country. Home to cattle-herding nomads, Karamojong has been trapped in a cycle of conflict for [...]

Congratulating the winner of the ACT DRR-CCA Good Practice Award

Recognizing the unprecedented challenges to human well-being and safety posed by climate change related disasters, ACT Alliance is working actively to minimize the impacts of disasters through prevention, mitigation, and [...]
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Member News

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 [...]

Overwhelming needs of refugees in Northern Uganda

MOYO, Uganda, 28 February 2017 (LWF) – “This is the largest refugee crisis in Africa, and the third largest in the world. How many thousands have to come, how many [...]
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