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

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ACT’s new membership model strengthens forums, facilitates engagement of smaller actors
30 Oct 2018 | News

ACT’s new membership model strengthens forums, facilitates engagement of smaller actors

Delegates of the 3rdGeneral Assembly of ACT Alliance have approved a new engagement model for membership, which enhances the role of the forums and facilitates the application process of smaller churches and church related organizations. “The new model is the fruit of the search for more inclusive membership to the Alliance through a system that…
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General Assembly Affirms New Global Strategy:  2019-2026 strategy focused on holistic and integrated response
30 Oct 2018 | News

General Assembly Affirms New Global Strategy: 2019-2026 strategy focused on holistic and integrated response

“We’re taking a step that will help us to be a more cohesive, effective and relevant alliance working for justice and peace, fostering local leadership and upholding resilient and sustainable communities,” said Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary of the ACT Alliance, on 30 October, upon affirmation of ACT’s new Global Strategy by the General…
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The role of FBOs in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
30 Oct 2018 | News

The role of FBOs in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

“Your efforts have earned you the trust of the communities you serve, and you are often directly engaged with those who are left furthest behind,” said Her Excellency Ms Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN to ACT members at the General Assembly. A highlight from the second day of ACT’s General Assembly was a…
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Entrevista con el Secretario General de ACT Alianza
30 Oct 2018 | News

Entrevista con el Secretario General de ACT Alianza

En 2017 se formó la primera Comunidad de Práctica (CoP) de Género de ACT en Latinoamérica y el Caribe, algo que según el Secretario General de la ACT Alianza, Rudelmar Bueno de Faria,  ha sido muy positivo. “Como Latinoamericano y Secretario General me siento muy orgulloso de la creación de la CoP de Género en…
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UN Deputy Secretary-General: “Faith actors play a crucial role in the agenda for sustainable development.”
29 Oct 2018 | Press Release

UN Deputy Secretary-General: “Faith actors play a crucial role in the agenda for sustainable development.”

Uppsala, Sweden - October 29 2018 – “Faith organizations and their leaders play a critical role in addressing the needs of those that are left behind,” said Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary-General, on 29 October, during a plenary of the 3rd General Assembly of ACT Alliance, being held in Uppsala, Sweden.…
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ACT Ethiopia Forum takes home ACT’s Good Forum Practice Award
29 Oct 2018 | News

ACT Ethiopia Forum takes home ACT’s Good Forum Practice Award

ACT Alliance is pleased to present the Good Forum Practice Award to the ACT Ethiopia Forum. The Good Forums Practice Award was launched in 2017. The initiative aims to strengthen the Alliance through the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experiences of ACT Forums around the world. The ACT Ethiopia Forum has demonstrated its engagement with…
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An Evening of Reflection and Worship
29 Oct 2018 | News

An Evening of Reflection and Worship

Yesterday evening, hundreds­ of participants of ACT’s General Assembly and representatives of the Church of Sweden filtered into the Uppsala Cathedral for the Opening Worship of the 3rdGeneral Assembly of ACT Alliance. The service provided an opportunity for assembly participants to worship and reflect together and to commit the week ahead into God’s hands. The…
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“Migration is not a crime; it's a right.”
29 Oct 2018 | News

“Migration is not a crime; it's a right.”

Forced displacement around the world has reached an alarming 68.5 million. The United Nations Refugee Commission reported that in 2017 alone one Commission reported every two seconds. The pressing humanitarian and human rights challenges affecting communities fleeing wars, persecution and climate calamities prompted ACT Alliance to organise a pre-assembly day to raise awareness on this global…
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Uppsala 2018: Celebrating History, Planning the Future
29 Oct 2018 | Press Release

Uppsala 2018: Celebrating History, Planning the Future

Uppsala, Sweden - October 28 2018 – The Governing Board of Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance) has called all ACT members to the General Assembly (28 October – 1 November). The third General Assembly of ACT Alliance is taking place within the context of global and local ecumenical commemorations: the 70th anniversary of the World…
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Gender justice “a win-win concept for everybody”, says Swedish church leader
29 Oct 2018 | Press Release

Gender justice “a win-win concept for everybody”, says Swedish church leader

Uppsala, Sweden - October 29, 2018 – “A key element of our faith is based on the conviction that every person is loved and is created by God and has the same dignified rights”, said the head of the Church of Sweden, Archbishop Antje Jackelén, during a press conference held after a gender justice event…
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