ACT News

NCCP provides relief to 300 households affected by COVID 19

09 Apr 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of the Philippines implemented a 30-day enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, the country’s largest and most populous island, starting on March 14th. The enhanced community quarantine period has since been extended to April 30th and continues to be enforced by police officers and military personnel. The lockdown […]

Global religious leaders urge US to lift crippling sanctions against Iran and other countries in face of COVID-19

09 Apr 2020

In a joint letter to US president Donald Trump, ACT Alliance, the World Council of Churches, and National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA have urged the US to lift crippling sanctions against Iran that are greatly impeding response in that nation to COVID-19. “The novel coronavirus is a common enemy of […]

ACT Statement: A Call for Humanity and Stronger Global Governance

07 Apr 2020

A Call for Humanity and Stronger Global Governance It is with dismay that we see how much the COVID-19 has affected people and nations. This pandemic is one of the major humanitarian crises in modern history and has spread to conflict-affected and fragile countries. This pandemic increases the vulnerability of people already experiencing humanitarian crises, […]

A youth response to COVID-19, presented by the Youth CoP

02 Apr 2020

We are now in a time of a global crisis. The COVID-19 virus is spreading all over the globe and making it clear how interconnected we are. It is reminding us that we cannot stand alone in this but must help one another. For today and for our common future. Even though so far most […]

Interview: Equality at all levels, Christian Aid’s new report

02 Apr 2020

ACT Member Christian Aid has launched a new report, “Equality at All Levels” which explores the role of faith actors in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. ACT has interviewed Christian Aid’s Marianna Leite, Global Lead –  Gender and Inequality and Chair of the ACT Alliance Gender Justice Reference Group, to […]

PRESS RELEASE: Climate talks on hold, while global warming continues

02 Apr 2020

The UN Climate talks have been put on hold.  The Corona virus pandemic is a growing global concern that is affecting people, communities, countries, as well as various international processes and opportunities for multilateral cooperation. As the global spread of COVID-19 continues, there is an increasing need for the international community to confront COVID-19 while […]

ACT supports CWS call for end to US sanctions that disrupt fight against Covid-19

31 Mar 2020

ACT Alliance follows the ICRC Code of Conduct, which states that “the humanitarian imperative comes first, that the right to receive and offer humanitarian assistance is a fundamental humanitarian principle that all citizens of all countries must enjoy. Providing humanitarian aid, it is not a partisan or political act and should not be seen as […]

ACT and Religions for Peace joint statement on Covid-19

26 Mar 2020

      A Joint Statement – Urgent Action Needed to Prevent COVID-19 The COVID-19 virus presents the entire world with a series of humanitarian, financial, social and political challenges, which do not spare faith-based actors and institutions. This pandemic disrupts lives and economies and exacerbates structural problems in many parts of the world, including […]

In March, ACT members in Latin America and the Caribbean mobilize strongly for women’s rights

24 Mar 2020

In commemoration of March 8, International Women’s Day, motivated and supported by LAC CoP Gender Justice, ACT members in Latin America and the Caribbean are publicly demonstrating in March, through ecumenical celebrations and several spaces for reflection and mobilization to reaffirm their commitment to the promotion of the rights of women and girls. The ACT […]

On World Water Day, ACT Alliance and WCC urge ensuring access to clean water for hand-washing

21 Mar 2020

On the occasion of the World Water Day 2020, and with deep concern over the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences on people in all regions of the world, especially the poor, the World Council of Churches and ACT Alliance reaffirm the responsibility of churches and faith-based organisations to ensure that people have access […]

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