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ACT Guatemala Forum concerned about regressive law initiative “Protection of life and the family”

16 May 2019

In Guatemala, Congress might pass Initiative 5272, that provides for approval of the Law “for the protection of life and the family”, any day now. This initiative, which was already discussed in second debate in Congress, might have its third and final debate this coming week.  “If Congress approves this law, it will violate a […]

Faith actors call for increased local resilience to disasters

15 May 2019

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) starts today in Geneva, Switzerland. Global leaders and stakeholders will discuss the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda. ACT Alliance, a global network of churches and religious organisations present in more than 140 countries, is […]

FBOs serve as bridges across space and time

14 May 2019

Wendi Bevins is the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager for Lutheran World Relief. She provides MEL technical support to project teams around the world working on project design, set-up, monitoring, analysis, and evaluation. Her research interests include learning how to measure and analyze resilience efforts and how to effectively integrate gender sensitive responses to resilience […]

A growing platform for faith voices: ACT’s Global Climate Justice Project

Climate Advocacy Workshop dates
13 May 2019

ACT Alliance is committed to confronting the climate change crisis which is inhibiting sustainable development and is contributing to more frequent humanitarian catastrophes around the world. ACT endorses the urgent call to limit warming to 1.5°C to prevent irreversible damage and confirms Climate Justice as a key priority in its new Global Strategy (2019-2026). The […]

“Enough is enough!” ACT endorses the Belgrade Call to Action

International CSO week logo (Photo from CIVICUS web)
08 May 2019

International Civil Society Week (ICSW) took place in Belgrade from 8-12 April 2019. Sponsored by the World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS), the event brought together Civil Society, activists, campaigners and other stakeholders from around the world. The session explored the significance of reversing the shrinking space for Civil Society engagement in various platforms, the […]

WCC, ACT Alliance and MECC statement on Gaza

08 May 2019

ACT Alliance, together with the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) have issued a joint statement on the current situation in Gaza, expressing their belief that “the present situation in the Gaza Strip is morally and ethically untenable.” The statement calls out the conditions for those living in […]

Building bridges in a time of human rights backlash

01 May 2019

At times when political radicalisation and backlash to freedom is growing in the public debate, a strong and unified position must be taken to protect the rights of minorities and those most marginalised.

Strengthening the capacities of youth in Latin America

30 Apr 2019

On April 26th, 2019, 215 young people from seven countries and various Christian churches and movements in Latin America, embarked on a path of online learning and sharing for peace through the Emprendemos Paz program. Emprendemos Paz is an initiative of various regional Christian University movements and youth networks and is promoted by ACT members […]

There is power in religion and faith in ensuring gender justice

Hendrika Okondo speaking at the 52nd Commission on Population and Development during a side event. Photo: Simon Chambers/ACT
18 Apr 2019

“Not in our name will people die while giving birth,” said Hendrica Okondo during a side event co-sponsored by ACT Alliance at the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in New York City on April 2, 2019. “Not in our name will people be discriminated against and denied service.”  Okondo was referencing a multi-faith statement […]

ACT member wraps up Typhoon Mangkhut emergency response, continues early recovery

NCCP- ACT Alliance volunteers from local churches give food relief packs to affected families. 135 families received emergency assistance. Photo: Noe Cenal/ACT Philippines Forum
03 Apr 2019

  Typhoon Ompong, internationally named Mangkhut, made landfall on September 15, 2018. The 900-km wide typhoon carried winds of up to 205 kph across four regions in Northern Luzon. According to the UN Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Action (UN OCHA), more than 1.6 million people were affected by the typhoon, most of whom were […]

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