ACT News

Learning and inspiring through climate justice dialogues 

23 Oct 2020

Adapted from story by Anglican Alliance/Elizabeth Perry. ACT continues to build its influential network of faith-inspired climate justice advocates around the world. Through this network, ACT has been able to influence, inform and inspire climate action at the national and international level, while working to ensure that the needs and solutions of communities made vulnerable […]

FCA to support quality education in Syria with USD 680,000 from Syria Humanitarian Fund

13 Oct 2020

This article was originally posted on the Finn Church Aid website FCA will be supporting 4,000 crisis-affected children and youth in Hama area in Syria with access to quality education in a safe and protected environment. Finn Church Aid (FCA) has been granted over 680,000 USD from the Syria Humanitarian Fund to support 4,000 children and youth […]

The Beirut blast response by local ACT members

DSPR-JCC volunteers helping clean up after the Beirut blast of August 4, 2020, which displaced hundreds of thousands. Photo: DSPR-JCC
09 Oct 2020

The landscape of Beirut and the lives of hundreds of thousands of its residents, changed in an instant on the afternoon of August 4, 2020. At 18:00 local time, over 2700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded in a warehouse in the port of Beirut, killing hundreds, injuring thousands, and displacing over 300,000 people.  “Hundreds of […]

Breathing together in solidarity

09 Oct 2020

This is an excerpt of the World YWCA / YMCA Week of Prayer booklet. To download the full booklet click here Breathing together in solidarity By: Elaine Neuenfeldt, Act Alliance Gender Programme Manager At times of catastrophes and calamities it is difficult to breathe. Catastrophes are not affecting everyone equally – they tend to intensify […]

ACT Alliance Statement on the Military Escalation in the Caucasus

07 Oct 2020

ACT Alliance has followed the deteriorating situation over Nagorno-Karabakh with dismay at the escalation of the conflict. We are highly concerned by the renewed violence and use of military force. The new bloodshed adds to the long history of pain that people in the whole region and on different sides to the conflict have been […]

ACT Alliance Annual Report 2019

05 Oct 2020

The ACT Alliance is a faith-motivated, rights-based, impact-focused network committed to working ecumenically and inter-religiously, with the communities we seek to serve and accompany at the centre of our work. Together, we strive for a world where all may live with dignity, justice, peace and full respect for human rights and the environment. The 2019 […]

“Our future is our collective concern”: A conversation with NCCP’s Youth Climate Art Contest Winner

Winning piece by Kjerrimyr R. Andrés from the digital poster-making section.
02 Oct 2020

  ACT member, The National Council of Churches of the Philippines (NCCP) launched a youth climate art contest as part of an initiative to engage more young people in climate advocacy. The competition titled, “Churches Unite for Stewardship and Rise for Life: Climate Justice Now!” was hosted in partnership with Kalipunan ng Kristiyanong Kabataan sa […]

ACT Alliance members in Indonesia: Preparing the communities to respond better to disasters

28 Sep 2020

  ACT Alliance has supported the communities that were affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in September 2018 through its members in Indonesia. Two years later, we went back to the people we assisted to see how they have recovered.  The 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, had disastrous consequences, as it also […]

[Blog]: Building Churches for the Future

25 Sep 2020

Building Churches for Future –  Churches that are political Fridays for Future is back in the public sphere. Friday, September 25th is the next global climate strike. But how can we strike in times of the Corona Virus? As huge demonstrations and gatherings are discouraged, young people have been considering other strategies, ways and places […]

[Press release] Christian organizations representing 2.8 billion people call for more compassionate EU migration policy

23 Sep 2020

Christian organizations representing 2.8 billion people—about one-third of the world’s population—have released a statement on the dire situation of migrants and refugees in Europe, and they are demanding a more compassionate approach. “Solidarity should be the guiding principle governing migration and particularly refugee reception,” the statement says. “We expect the EU to reject the discourse and […]

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