ACT News

Defending the rights and dignity of migrants and refugees, ecumenically

Photo of women waiting in line in S.Sudan
21 Sep 2018

The international conference on “Xenophobia, Racism and Populist Nationalism in the Context of Global Migration” held in Rome on 18- 20 September 2018, was organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. ACT Alliance participated in […]

For the rule of law, democracy and peace in Guatemala

20 Sep 2018

The ecumenical and faith-based organisations and members of ACT Alliance express our concern over the decisions of the Guatemalan government to not renew the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) once it ends in September 2019, and the decision to ban the CICIG Commissioner from entering the country. As the ACT […]

[Blog: Season of Creation] Caring for land, water and the rights of Peasants

Photo of man working in garden in Bolivia
19 Sep 2018

“You care for the land and water it; You enrich it abundantly; The streams of God are filled with water; To provide the people with grain. For so you have ordained it.” (Psalm 65:9) ACT Alliance EU and its predecessor APRODEV has been working on advocacy for environmentally friendly agriculture, fair(er) trade and food security […]

[PRESS RELEASE] UN Climate talks end with much yet to be concluded

Photo at UN climate talks
09 Sep 2018

One week of intense climate talks in Bangkok was expected to deliver significant progress in the UN climate change negotiations. Acknowledging that some progress has been made, there is a long list of outstanding questions that have been pushed to the next climate summit in Katowice, Poland. The head of ACT Alliance’s delegation in Bangkok, […]

[ACT Statement] Withholding funding support to UNRWA is turning a blind eye to the desperate humanitarian situation Palestine refugees have endured for decades

A man selling cabbages in the market of the Nuseirat refugee camp in the middle of the Gaza strip. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT
04 Sep 2018

The ACT Alliance deeply regrets the United States administration’s decision published on Friday 31 August 2018 to withhold funding to UNRWA, and urges them the US administration to reconsider its decision.   This decision is contrary to tangible and practical steps towards resolving the Palestine refugee question, which has spanned decades. ACT Alliance therefore calls […]

[PRESS RELEASE] Could Bangkok climate talks unlock the ‘Paris Rulebook’ stalemate?

ACT Alliance delegation to the Bangkok climate negotiations
03 Sep 2018

As the last round of climate change negotiations start in Bangkok, Thailand, ACT Alliance joins other climate justice movements to call for significant progress in the development of the rulebook to guide the implementation of the Paris Agreement. “Major decisions on the implementation of the Paris agreement will be made at COP24 in Poland later […]

ACT joins ecumenical delegation to promote peaceful dialogue in Nicaragua

01 Sep 2018

ACT Alliance accompanied an ecumenical delegation from the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Nicaragua on 28-29 August. The purpose of the visit was to promote dialogue and to provide solidarity and accompaniment to the Nicaraguan church in their trauma, and to work towards resolving the ongoing conflicts in the country. […]

Christian leaders demonstrate growing support for environmental protection

30 Aug 2018

ACT Alliance joins the Vatican and ecumenical partners to encourage global progress on climate change The First Ecumenical Prayer for Creation will take place on August 31 and September 1 in Assisi, the city of Francis. The two-day event is the latest sign of momentum for environmental protection growing among leaders of Christian denominations.   Christians, […]

NGO intervention on the final draft of the global compact on refugees

06 Jul 2018

The ACT Program Manager for Migration & Displacement, Christian Wolff, read the joint NGO statement below at the final round of formal consultations for the Global Compact on Refugees in Geneva.   Dear Chairperson,  Eighteen months ago, we embarked on a multi-stakeholder process to transform the way we address large-scale movements and protracted situations. Much effort […]

ACT joins FBOs calling for action at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction

05 Jul 2018

ACT Alliance, Arigatou International, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Soka Gakkai International (SGI)and World Vision International have come together as the Asia Pacific Faith-Based Coalition for Sustainable Development to participate in the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) from 3 – 6 July, 2018.   The Asia Pacific Faith-Based Coalition for Sustainable Development has developed […]

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