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“Climate change is global, resilience is local”: Climate Dialogue in Asia & the Pacific

23 Feb 2021

“Climate change is global, resilience is local.” Climate Dialogue in Asia & the Pacific Region takes place The first session of the Regional Multi-stakeholder Dialogues for Asia and the Pacific took place online on Tuesday 23rd February. The session titled, “Updates on the Science of Climate Change”, is one of a series of dialogues bringing […]

Ethiopia: Stories of flight and loss from Tigray

15 Feb 2021

  This article previously appeared on the Lutheran World Federation website LWF and partners to start humanitarian response MEKELLE/ ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia/GENEVA | 12/2/2021 (LWI) – From everyday life into chaos: For the people affected by the recent conflict in Ethiopia, life as they knew it ended abruptly with the military offensive in the Tigray […]

Symposium shows gender equality will require a “transformative faith approach” in 2021 and beyond

Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC
29 Jan 2021

In the 7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs, which drew several hundred online participants on 26 January, a lively discussion centered around “2021: A Defining Year for Accelerating Gender Equality, Equity and Justice.” Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, general secretary of ACT Alliance, spoke in the first session […]

OPINION: It’s time to shift to locally-led climate change adaptation

25 Jan 2021

This opinion piece was originally published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and is available here. Communities on the frontlines of global warming impacts rarely have a say in decisions made to protect them. This must change. Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen is moderator of the ACT Alliance and general secretary of DanChurchAid; Reverend Ssekasiko Wilberforce is a local faith […]

[Media advisory] 7th Symposium on the role of religion and faith-based organizations in international affairs

19 Jan 2021

7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs   January 26 2021, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm EST Symposium to examine role of religion and the UN in working for gender equality in 2021 January 19, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY TEXT: Senior UN staff, representatives from faith […]

Supporting survivor and community-led response: an emerging pathway for people affected by disaster contexts

07 Jan 2021

This blog post was written by Rebecca Venuto, Development Policy and Practice Research Policy Intern at ACT Alliance EU On 25th November 2020, ACT Alliance EU and VOICE engaged with EU-based civil society and global partners in a workshop to raise awareness on the scope, the scale and impacts of approaches supporting survivor and community-led response (SCLR), an […]

ACT joins Guatemala Forum in calling for freedom for arrested pastor

30 Dec 2020

ACT joins with the ACT Guatemala Forum in affirming the good work of CEDEPCA and its staff, the Reverend Delia Leal Mollinedo, whose tireless work in promoting gender justice has been disrupted by her unjust arrest. We regret the action taken in arresting her, and hope justice will prevail and she will be immediately released. […]

Register for online 7th Symposium on religion in international affairs

22 Dec 2020

ACT Alliance, along with a number of faith-based groups and UN agencies, is hosting the 7th annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organisations in International Affairs on January 26, 2021 from 8:00am-12:30pm (EST). This year’s theme will be “2021: A Defining Year for Accelerating Gender Equality, Equity and Justice.”  Registration for the […]

The CHS provides for a common language to improve our humanitarian work around quality and accountability

Group work on quality and accountability during a workshop in Mozambique. Photo: ACT
15 Dec 2020

This article originally appeared on the HQAI website. ACT Alliance is the largest protestant and orthodox coalition engaged in humanitarian, development, and advocacy work in the world. It consists of more than 135 members working together in over 120 countries to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people. The […]

Celebration amidst a climate emergency

12 Dec 2020

Five years ago countries around the world agreed on a plan to tackle the climate crisis. As a result, the Paris Agreement was born, and an era of international cooperation to deliver climate action began.  The Paris Agreement has already delivered concrete results, and various national, regional and international decisions and initiatives since then have […]

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