2018 ACT Alliance General Assembly
October 28 - November 1
Uppsala, Sweden

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Highlights from ACT's General Assembly
9 Nov 2018 | News

Highlights from ACT's General Assembly

            The work of the third session of the ACT Alliance General Assembly completed on November 1st in Uppsala, Sweden. The General Assembly is the highest governance body of the Alliance and brings together the 145+ ACT members every four years. The work of the General Assembly aims to enable members…
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A Joint Day on Ecumenical Diakonia
2 Nov 2018 | News

A Joint Day on Ecumenical Diakonia

ACT Alliance and the World Council of Churches (WCC) hosted their Joint Day on November 1st, the final day of the ACT Assembly and the first day of the WCC Executive Committee (ExCom) meeting. The day aimed to explore what it means to be faith- and rights-based. It provided a space for listening, discussions and…
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1 Nov 2018 | News

"We want to walk with you"

Youth are today.  And youth are the future. They remain key actors in the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals. ACT's youth representatives provide the alliance a unique opportunity to engage and collaborate on ACT's work with future leaders from around the world. ACT's newly approved Global Strategy (2019-2026), has a strong focus on youth…
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Member Conversations
1 Nov 2018 | News

Member Conversations

Member conversations were an important part of the agenda at the 3rdACT Alliance General Assembly in Uppsala, Sweden. Member conversations allowed participants at the Assembly to spend a significant amount of time learning about and discussing a particular issue facing the alliance.  Each conversation brought a recommendation forward to the Assembly. Three member conversations are…
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“Gender justice: one of the reasons why I wanted to become Moderator.”
1 Nov 2018 | News

“Gender justice: one of the reasons why I wanted to become Moderator.”

Birgitte QvistSørensen, General Secretary of ACT member DanChurchAid, was elected ACT Alliance Moderator at the third General Assembly held in Uppsala, Sweden. QvistSørensen spoke to the significance of achieving gender justice in her decision to run for the Moderator position. "I have always wanted to work to promote gender justice. In so many countries, including…
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La reducción del espacio para la sociedad civil
1 Nov 2018 | News

La reducción del espacio para la sociedad civil

La reducción del espacio para la sociedad civil no es un problema aislado de ciertas regiones, sino un problema global. Una sociedad civil fuerte, libre y organizada es necesaria para garantizar un desarrollo sostenible y una democracia plena. En el Conversatorio de los Miembros de ACT Alianza sobre este tema, se compartieron testimonios sobre las…
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ACT Assembly Elects New Governance Members
31 Oct 2018 | News

ACT Assembly Elects New Governance Members

Delegates of the 3rd General Assembly of ACT Alliance gathered in Uppsala, Sweden, have elected the new Governing Board Members, Officers, and Membership and Nominations Committee of the Alliance. The new governance bodies’ terms will run until the next ACT Assembly in 2022.   Congratulations to all! Moderator: Birgitte Qvist-Sorensen, DanChurchAid, West Europe Vice Moderator: Tegwende…
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Danish theologian elected moderator of ACT Alliance
31 Oct 2018 | Press Release

Danish theologian elected moderator of ACT Alliance

Delegates of the 3rd General Assembly of ACT Alliance gathered in Uppsala, Sweden, have elected governing board member Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen, secretary-general of Dan Church Aid, as leader of the highest body of the network, on 31 October. Qvist-Sørensen, from Denmark, is the new moderator of the alliance, a global network of 150 churches and church-related organizations working together…
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Sin jóvenes no hay democracia
31 Oct 2018 | News

Sin jóvenes no hay democracia

“Las Organizaciones basadas en la Fe tienen que reconocer a la juventud, si no se quedarán atrás y la juventud seguirá marchando hacia adelante”, afirmó la Vice Secretaria General de las Naciones Unidas,Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, durante la Asamblea de ACT Alianza. Por primera vez en la historia de ACT Alianza, participa una delegación de…
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PASSING THE LEADERSHIP BATON – a message from Dr Sushant Agrawal
30 Oct 2018 | News

PASSING THE LEADERSHIP BATON – a message from Dr Sushant Agrawal

It is a matter of hours before delegates of the third ACT Alliance General Assembly will elect a new moderator to lead ACT’s Governing Board. Coming to a near completion of his four-year term, Dr Sushant Agrawal, Director of ACT member Churches’ Auxiliary for Social Action, is pleased to hand over the leadership baton with a…
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