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[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 […]

Introducing a New Toolkit on Engaging with Religious Leaders and Faith Communities

23 Sep 2020

This blog post has previously appeared on Religion and Diplomacy By Ruth Watson ~ A new toolkit published by ACT Alliance EU, Caritas Europa, EU-CORD and Islamic Relief Worldwide gives EU decision-makersand civil society a concise practical tool to encourage engagement with local religious leaders and faith communities in humanitarian, development and peace response. It has […]

[Press release] ACT joins global religious leaders urge end to “broken state of European migration”

22 Sep 2020

ACT Alliance is one of a dozen global and regional religious organizations released an advocacy statement on the situation of migrants and refugees in Europe that defines their calling as Christians to “welcome the stranger,” and urges the creation of a world in which “we become human together.” “Solidarity should be the guiding principle governing […]

Unity Statement for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in the Philippines

22 Sep 2020

ACT Alliance has signed on to the Unity Statement for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in the Philippines. Keep Watch and Bear Witness with the Filipino People #DefendCivilLiberties #StopTheKillings “When all the prisoners of the land are crushed under foot, when human rights are perverted in the presence of the Most High, when […]

As COVID-19 Spreads, Global Peacebuilders Call on Governments to Re-Commit to Peace

21 Sep 2020

ACT Alliance has joined over 170 peacebuilding organizations in issuing an urgent call to action for peace. The statement points out that responses to the COVID-19 crisis that increase violence, injustice and exclusion will increase human suffering and deepen development losses. A focus on peace, justice and inclusion must be at the heart of the […]

International Equal Pay Day: toxic sexist work culture also responsible for the slow progress on gender equality

18 Sep 2020

The 18th of September is International Equal Pay Day which symbolizes how far still have to go to guarantee women earn the same as men. According to the UN, ‘[a]cross all regions, women are paid less than men, with the gender pay gap estimated at 23 per cent globally’. Evidence shows that Equal Pay Day is about much more than just […]

ACT Calls for a Global Fund for Social Protection to respond to the COVID-19 crisis

16 Sep 2020

ACT Alliance joins Civil Society around the world to call for a Global Fund for Social Protection to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and to build a better future. Despite agreements on the fundamental human rights of all people to social protection and health, over two-thirds of the world’s population are still denied the right […]

UNGA 75: ACT calls on Governments to halt and reverse biodiversity loss

11 Sep 2020

ACT Alliance joins various humanitarian and development organizations calling on Heads of State and Government ahead of UNGA 75 to make bold and ambitious decisions to halt and reverse biodiversity loss and put nature and ecosystems on a path to recovery by 2030. ACT Alliance members around the world are witnessing the various ways that […]

ACT Alliance joins the UN Multi-Faith Advisory Council to celebrate the UN 75th anniversary

07 Sep 2020

In September 2018 the UN IATF established the Multi-faith Advisory Council (MFAC), an informal and voluntary entity which consists of 45 religious leaders and heads of faith-based organizations (FBOs).  The composition reflects the diversity of religions, regional and national presence, and covers different thematic areas that mirror the UN’s mandate. In 2019 Rudelmar Bueno de Faria […]

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