ACT News

Public Statement on peace and human rights along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border

07 Aug 2020

Public Statement on peace and human rights along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border ACT Alliance welcomes the cessation of direct military action on the Armenian-Azerbaijan border last month. We urge the parties of the conflict to continue to respect the ceasefire and de-escalate the situation in order to avoid further casualties. We deeply regret all loss of […]

ACT Alliance EU launches toolkit: engagement with religious leaders and faith communities

Grade 8 students participating in a class by radio in Kenya, supported by FCA. Photo: FCA
03 Aug 2020

ACT Alliance EU collaborated with Islamic Relief Worldwide, Caritas Europa and EU-CORD to address a significant gap in the COVID-19 response at EU level: engagement with religious leaders and faith communities. A large proportion of EU assistance is operational in countries and regions where religion and faith play a large part in shaping customs, practices […]

Training community mobilizers on COVID-19 protection measures

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) has trained volunteers in the Hobyo district to educate community members about the dangers of the Coronavirus
29 Jul 2020

ACT member Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) has trained volunteers in the Hobyo district to inform community members about the dangers of the Coronavirus. Nasteha Nor Abdi is 27 years old and lives in Wisil, a small town in the Hobyo district of eastern Somalia. Nasteha was trained as a volunteer health worker in May with Diakonie […]

A Shift in Mindset: Faith-Based Solutions to Climate Action Obstacles

09 Jul 2020

As part of the Committee of Religious NGOS at the UN (CRNGO), the ACT Alliance is engaged in another official side event at the U.N. High Level Political Forum in New York. Take the unique opportunity to participate, as this year’s events are all online and accessible for everyone! A Shift in Mindset: Faith-Based Solutions […]

Side event of the Asia Pacific Faith-Based Coalition at the 2020 U.N. High Level Political Forum: It’s now or never

09 Jul 2020

It’s a unique moment in history and important to rethink of what we need to do differently. Faith communities have a capacity to see the reality but also the vision for the future. If we don’t take this opportunity now, we will never have it again.

[Blog] Love in this pandemic

07 Jul 2020

It is a sad reality that the COVID-19 Pandemic is ravaging our globe and the spread of the virus is serious and terrifying. It is on this note that I have decided to check on the well-being of my friends and loved ones, hoping that we shall overcome this challenge together. We are frail and […]

ACT launches COVID-19 sub-appeals

02 Jul 2020

Following up on its 14 Rapid Response Fund (RRF) projects responding to COVID-19 around the world, ACT Alliance has launched the first 6 sub-appeals within its overall Global COVID-19 Appeal.  The sub-appeals are for Bangladesh, the Caribbean region (Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic), Jordan, Palestine, Somalia, and South Sudan. More sub-appeals will be forthcoming […]

Annexation will undermine peace and justice

29 Jun 2020

ACT Alliance joins with the World Council of Churches, Lutheran World Federation, and World Communion of Reformed Churches in issuing an ecumenical statement on the planned annexation of Occupied Palestinian Territory. “Annexation of such territories is in direct violation of international law and goes against several international agreements, UN General Assembly and Security Council resolutions, […]

Singing from the same song sheet? Multi-lateral and local civil society perspectives on ‘peace’ in the triple nexus

24 Jun 2020

This blog post was written by Ruth Watson, Humanitarian Policy & Practice Officer at ACT Alliance EU ACT Alliance EU members provided a platform to dive into the timely question of how to translate aims for better coordination between humanitarian and development with peacebuilding. Co-hosted with the KUNO platform for humanitarian knowledge exchange, the webinar brought together 100 speakers […]

Statement: Recommendations for a transformative Brussels IV Conference 2020

22 Jun 2020

Statement Recommendations for a transformative Brussels IV Conference 2020: Towards supporting just peace through dialogue, cessation of violence and meaningful partnership with the local civil society The Brussels conference represents an opening for leaders to make tangible commitments to support a just peace through dialogue. Leaders should continue to strengthen pledges to end the ongoing […]

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