2018 ACT Alliance General Assembly
October 28 - November 1
Uppsala, Sweden
Ecumenical Diakonia in the time of inequality
Collins Shava - Youth from the ACT Zimbabwe Forum
1 Nov 2018
Stronger Together! This phrase sums up on the importance of working together in unity, in a world which is showing signs of fragmentation. As the world is moving towards becoming one global village, there are numerous emerging challenges: conflicts, discrimination, racism, xenophobia, poverty, rising inequality, climate change and so forth. In order to address the…
Tags: Youth
Excitement about the Membership Model
C. Füllkrug-Weitzel - Moderator of MNC
30 Oct 2018
One of the items on the agenda at the ACT Assembly is the new ‘Engagement Model for Membership’ for the ACT Alliance. Boring or bureaucratic stuff? Absolutely not! Because it touches several key issues: Whether the Alliance will enjoy a broader and more inclusive membership; how members can participate even more in decision-making through the…
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Call for gender justice in the challenging context of Latin America and the Caribbean
My name is Laura, I am part of the Gender Justice Community Practice that members of ACT Alliance in Latin America and the Caribbean formed in 2017. This initiative has allowed us to know and connect the work of ACT members in the region and articulate efforts and share experiences of promoting woman and LGBTI…
Tags: Assembly,Gender
Mari Einang - Co-Chair of ACT Youth Participation Community of Practice
29 Oct 2018
Paul wrote to Timothy: “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12 NKJV) The 2018 ACT Assembly is a historic gathering as youth for the first time take a central role in the Assembly, and use…
Tags: Assembly,Youth
The new time starts now
Rudelmar Bueno de Faria - ACT General Secretary
28 Oct 2018
Welcome to Uppsala and to the 3rd ACT General Assembly!  We have finally arrived to celebrate our achievements, but also to raise a new parameter for our Alliance.  We have a big responsibility to define new scopes and perspectives for our work together.  That will be an exciting exercise due to our diversity and what…
Tags: Get involved
Involvement of Youth in Strengthening the ACT Alliance
The ACT Alliance Assembly is going to start today in Uppsala, Sweden.  In this context, 30 youth participants have gathered from different regions of the world. The main focus of the Youth Pre-Assembly Days is to empower and ensure the Youth Community of Practice has meaningful participation in the Assembly, and to develop good leadership…
Uppsala – we have arrived!
Sarah Kambarami - ACT Assembly Planning Coordinator
26 Oct 2018
It’s happening!  Tomorrow we open the doors for registration in Uppsala for the 350+ assembly participants who are descending on this beautiful Swedish City for the 3rd ACT Alliance General Assembly.  I am so excited to see the years of planning unfold and all that we have envisioned for so long actually come to life! …
Tags: Assembly,Get involved
Enabling youth participation across the Alliance
Hanna Ylikangas - Co-Chair of ACT Youth Participation Community of Practice
8 Oct 2018
The ACT Alliance assembly is getting closer and we in Youth Participation Community of Practice have been working hard for the assembly to be as great as possible. We have managed to get 30 youth delegates from all over the world to participate and we are very excited for the pre-meeting and the assembly. As…
Tags: Youth
A Modern Alliance in a Changing World
Sushant Agrawal - Moderator of the ACT Alliance Governing Board
24 Sep 2018
I feel honoured and privileged to write a few lines as the current Moderator of the ACT Alliance on the forthcoming Assembly in Uppsala, Sweden during October-November 2018. ACT Alliance, born in 2010, has gained in maturity and recognition. Members of the Alliance globally have engaged actively in humanitarian work, transformational development and advocacy and…
Tags: Assembly,Youth,Get involved
Make your voice heard
Simon Chambers - ACT Head of Communications
30 Jul 2018
Simon Chambers, ACT's Head of Communications, writes about some of the communications planning for the Assembly and how you can get involved in spreading the word and making your voice heard.
Tags: Get involved
Jørgen Thomsen - Forum Coordinator, ACT Europe Regional Forum
19 Jun 2018
The following blog was adapted by a homily delivered by Jørgen Thomsen of DCA in Copenhagen Cathedral during the ACT Governing Board meeting. The prophet Isaiah offers a comforting vision to the Israelites: “Violence shall no more be heard in your land, (nor) devastation or destruction within your borders” (Isaiah 60, 18). Inside this magnificent…
Tags: Peace building
A strategy for ACT Alliance
Nick Clarke - Head of Strategy and Partnerships
23 May 2018
Today I’ve just finalized the second draft of the global strategy for sharing with the Governing Board ahead of their meeting next month.  This has been the completion of yet another step in ACT’s strategy revision process and reflects the input received from members, forums, advisory structures and partners gathered over the past months.  It’s…
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