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ACT, MECC, and WCC Joint Statement on the Beirut Blast

04 Sep 2020

  The World Council of Churches (WCC), ACT Alliance and the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) present their condolences to all Lebanese people who lost their loved ones in the catastrophic explosion that ripped through the heart of Beirut on 4 August 2020.  We stand in solidarity with the bereaved, the injured, the displaced […]

Season of Creation unites Christians worldwide

01 Sep 2020

Global celebration urges “radically new ways of living” to protect our common home The Season of Creation, an annual celebration of prayer and action for the environment, begins on 1 September. During this annual event, Christians around the world renew their relationship with the Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment. Although Christian […]

Making a difference during COVID-19

28 Aug 2020

Through the ACT Alliance’s Global Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, ACT continues to respond to the needs of affected individuals, families and communities around the world. ACT members PELKESI, YAKKUM Emergency Unit (YEU) and the Center for Disaster Risk Management and Community Development Studies (CDRM & CDS), share two human impact stories from communities that […]

Bridging the times of hardship

24 Aug 2020

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic hit people hard all around the world. But it hits people like Sani and her parents-in-law in Nepal particularly strongly. Single mothers, persons with disabilities and elderly people with no or very small incomes have no resources to bridge a crisis like the current pandemic. That’s why ACT Alliance-members […]

ACT Brazil Forum issues statement on removal of families from Quilombo Campo Grande

18 Aug 2020

The ACT Brazil Forum (FEACT) has been closely following developments around the eviction of 650 families in the Quilombo Campo Grande, a community that has been producing healthy, organic food for over 2 decades and whose land is desired by agribusiness.  FEACT has issued this statement in the wake of the actions taken against the […]

Celebrating ACT’s youth: International Youth Day

12 Aug 2020

Today, on International Youth Day, ACT Alliance is celebrating the work of young people from within its network across the globe who continue to strengthen and amplify the work and impact of the Alliance. The theme for this year’s celebration, Youth Engagement for Global Action, allows us the opportunity to highlight and celebrate ACT’s youth […]

Call for Concept Notes: ACT Gender Justice Programme – 2020

10 Aug 2020

    Background ACT Alliance’s members work through national, sub-regional and regional forums, supporting each other and leveraging collective action in humanitarian, development and advocacy engagement. ACT Alliance is in a key position to act to transform gender injustices by bridging the discourse of religion with that of secular and human rights, and by mobilizing […]

Afghanistan: Enabling Health Workers to fight COVID-19 safely and securely

10 Aug 2020

The scale, resilience and rapid transmission of COVID-19 has caught the world by surprise, leaving nations, healthcare workers and the general population scrambling to obtain access to adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) overnight. To ensure that the most vulnerable of communities and health workers on the frontline are well-protected and guarded from the virus, Community […]

Public Statement on peace and human rights along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border

07 Aug 2020

Public Statement on peace and human rights along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border ACT Alliance welcomes the cessation of direct military action on the Armenian-Azerbaijan border last month. We urge the parties of the conflict to continue to respect the ceasefire and de-escalate the situation in order to avoid further casualties. We deeply regret all loss of […]

ACT Alliance EU launches toolkit: engagement with religious leaders and faith communities

Grade 8 students participating in a class by radio in Kenya, supported by FCA. Photo: FCA
03 Aug 2020

ACT Alliance EU collaborated with Islamic Relief Worldwide, Caritas Europa and EU-CORD to address a significant gap in the COVID-19 response at EU level: engagement with religious leaders and faith communities. A large proportion of EU assistance is operational in countries and regions where religion and faith play a large part in shaping customs, practices […]

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