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ACT joins human rights leaders in a pledge to tackle climate change

20 Sep 2019

ACT Alliance has signed onto a landmark declaration alongside over 200 representatives from grassroots networks, environmental, and human rights groups, calling on governments and corporations to tackle the climate crisis. The declaration was adopted at the first-ever Peoples’ Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival (18- 19 September). The Declaration highlights the threat that climate […]

In Central Sulawesi the resilience of the people was not buried with their homes

16 Sep 2019

Michael Yudha Church World Service’s Leslie Wilson looks very energetic. Together with dozens of other elderly people, she dances and smiles to the rhythm set by the gymnastic instructor, Stevany, a Pelkesi nurse. These dancing seniors welcomed the ACT Alliance Joint Monitoring Visit (JMV) team who arrived in Simoro, Sigi Regency, on Tuesday, September 3, […]

It’s time to focus on adaptation

10 Sep 2019

By Mattias Söderberg, co-chair of the ACT Alliance working group on climate change Climate change is increasingly leaving trails of destruction with devastating human consequences. Earlier this year, we have witnessed the catastrophic impact of Cyclone Idai, which affected vulnerable communities in southern Africa. Imagine if those communities would have had the same preparedness and […]

[Press release] Climate Adaptation: without it we might face havoc

10 Sep 2019

Not focusing on adaptation to climate change is myopic and risks losing sight of long-term impact  GENEVA – The Global Commission on Adaptation has issued a new report, which sheds light upon the threats posed by climate change, but even more, the need for the international community to focus on adaptation to climate change as a preemptive strategy.  […]

ACT Colombia Forum statement on peace and security in Colombia

07 Sep 2019

We, the ACT Colombia Forum, as part of the ecumenical family and as international organizations with presence in Colombia, promote and defend human rights and international humanitarian law from a human dignity perspective, and we have the fundamental task of continuing to accompany the Final Peace Agreement implementation process, as well as making visible and […]

Christians come together in prayer and action for Creation

01 Sep 2019

The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to care and protect Creation. The Season begins with the day of prayer, today on September 1 and runs through to October 4, the Feast of St. Francis – the patron saint of ecology in many traditions. The celebration began in 1989 with […]

Prof. Azza Karam appointed Secretary General of Religions for Peace

23 Aug 2019

We congratulate Prof. Azza Karam for being appointed as the new Secretary General of Religions for Peace. Formerly, Prof. Karam was the chairperson of the UN interagency taskforce for cooperation with faith-based organisations and she is widely known for her expertise in religion and development. ACT Alliance has successfully collaborated with Prof Karam in many occasions, […]

Religious leaders come together in defence of the Amazon

23 Aug 2019

Protestant and orthodox leaders join forces and embrace the call of the Catholic Church and Pope Francis to denounce the appalling attack on the Amazon rainforest. With unprecedented wildfires that are currently destroying the largest tropical rainforest on earth, which contributes to producing 20% of oxygen in the atmosphere, the dangers of permanently compromising the “lung […]

North American churches mobilize to protect people on the move

15 Aug 2019

During its annual meeting in Milwaukee the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), a member of ACT Alliance, voted to become the first sanctuary church in North America. With this ground-breaking decision, ELCA pledged to provide shelter to undocumented immigrants and protect them from unnecessary jailing and deportation. Although churches all over the United States […]

[Youth Day Blog]: Getting involved no matter where you are

12 Aug 2019

Getting involved no matter where you are Climate change is happening, and we all need to contribute to tackling the problem if we want to limit its impacts. Over the last few years, I have studied on the East coast of the United States and have participated in various platforms where I have met many […]

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