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Implementing the Global Compact on Refugees from a Faith Perspective

Image of 'Transit Zone' sign
18 Oct 2018

Last month, the inter-faith community gathered in New York at the Church Centre of the United Nations Plaza to discuss the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees. The event was organised by ACT Alliance, Catholic Relief Services, Islamic Relief Worldwide and the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA. The panellists acknowledged that people move for various reasons, […]

Faith groups gather to discuss children on the move

Photo from Children on the Move conference
16 Oct 2018

  October 16, 2018 – This week a diverse group of organisations have come together for a forum at the Jesuit Curia in Rome where they will discuss how faith leaders can work together to end violence against children on the move. According to UNICEF more than 28 million children around the world have been […]

ACT members responding in Sulawesi

05 Oct 2018

A week after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami in Indonesia, the picture of devastation slowly continues to reveal itself.  Communications infrastructure was badly damaged, and entire communities were cut off.  To date, over 1500 people are known to have died in the disaster, and over 70,000 have been displaced. Members of the ACT […]

ACT Palestine Forum adopts statement in response to the Jewish Nation-State Law

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 […]

Defending the rights and dignity of migrants and refugees, ecumenically

Photo of women waiting in line in S.Sudan
21 Sep 2018

The international conference on “Xenophobia, Racism and Populist Nationalism in the Context of Global Migration” held in Rome on 18- 20 September 2018, was organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. ACT Alliance participated in […]

For the rule of law, democracy and peace in Guatemala

20 Sep 2018

The ecumenical and faith-based organisations and members of ACT Alliance express our concern over the decisions of the Guatemalan government to not renew the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) once it ends in September 2019, and the decision to ban the CICIG Commissioner from entering the country. As the ACT […]

[Blog: Season of Creation] Caring for land, water and the rights of Peasants

Photo of man working in garden in Bolivia
19 Sep 2018

“You care for the land and water it; You enrich it abundantly; The streams of God are filled with water; To provide the people with grain. For so you have ordained it.” (Psalm 65:9) ACT Alliance EU and its predecessor APRODEV has been working on advocacy for environmentally friendly agriculture, fair(er) trade and food security […]

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

Photo at UN climate talks
09 Sep 2018

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 long list of outstanding questions that have been pushed to the next climate summit in Katowice, Poland. The head of ACT Alliance’s delegation in Bangkok, […]

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

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 […]

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

ACT Alliance delegation to the Bangkok climate negotiations
03 Sep 2018

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 to guide the implementation of the Paris Agreement. “Major decisions on the implementation of the Paris agreement will be made at COP24 in Poland later […]

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