Occupied Palestinian Territories

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08 Mar 2016
In a cellphone shop along the main road in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, Ghadeer Altawil is in the middle of her work day. Ghadeer graduated from ACT Alliance [...]

ACT News

24 Sep 2018

ACT Palestine Forum (APF) adopts the statement of his Grace Bishop Sani Ibrahin Azar of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and in the Holy Land with regard to the nation state law passed by the Knesset on 19 July 2018. On 19 July the Israeli Knesset passed a Basic Law which enshrines Israel as the […]

A man selling cabbages in the market of the Nuseirat refugee camp in the middle of the Gaza strip. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT
04 Sep 2018

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 decision.   This decision is contrary to tangible and practical steps towards resolving the Palestine refugee question, which has spanned decades. ACT Alliance therefore calls […]

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 […]

16 Mar 2018

Related to building trust and ACT governance, including strategic collaboration as part of the wider ecumenical movement and learning with other forums Through the prayer vigil, the APF members have helped to build awareness about the issues plaguing Palestinian society in Gaza and the West Bank. By identifying key humanitarian issues and focusing on one […]

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12 Mar 2018

“The freedom of assembly and association is a fundamental right enshrined in international law.  It is our moral responsibility to stand with those working in difficult contexts. Standing with human rights defenders who are working in restricting situations is standing with humanity”. – Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary of ACT Alliance Around the world, civil […]

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. […]

26 Jul 2015

“Personally I feel that what we do is like a drop in the ocean. But when I see the smiles on the faces of the people we try to assist, I realise how important this drop in the ocean is…” a statement by Azzam Alsaqqa, from ACT member Christian Aid, which has for years been […]

03 Dec 2014

2014 in particular has arguably been a year characterised by conflict. The beginning of 2014 saw violence in South Sudan internally displacing an estimated 575,000 people and more than 100,000 fleeing to neighbouring countries. In addition to its relief response ACT came together with the All Africa Conference of Churches and the World Council of […]

11 Jul 2014

Press Release – International humanitarian and development organisation ACT Alliance has condemned the attacks on civilians and called on the international community to act immediately to stop the escalating violence between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. The Alliance is calling for an urgent ceasefire, followed by intensive diplomatic intervention involving all parties including the […]

08 Dec 2013

In 2012, the European Union announced that future agreements with Israel must exclude settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). In 2013, it issued guidelines to exclude settlements’ participation in EU programmes. These steps were welcomed by several ACT members, who have long advocated for the EU not to participate in Israel’s violations of international […]