ACT News

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 […]

ACT expands its network of global climate justice advocates

Participants of the climate change capacity building workshop
05 Jul 2018

Through its Global Climate Action Project which kicked off in 2017, ACT Alliance has embarked on an ambitious plan to implement its long-standing climate justice programme in the context of the Paris Agreement, Agenda 2030 and the Sendai Framework for DRR through a series of capacity building workshops. The growing mobilisation of the faith community […]

Protection and cessation of child abuse by the US government

03 Jul 2018

“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in My name welcomes Me.” – Matthew 18:5 In the face of the “Zero-tolerance” Immigration Policy of the United States Government, the ACT Forums of El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala: Find that the US immigration policy of separating children from their parents or guardians has been […]

Hacia la implementación ambiciosa del Acuerdo de París – Caja de herramientas para la incidencia a nivel nacional

Cover page of NDC Toolkit_Spqanish
26 Jun 2018

La asamblea inaugural de ACT Alianza en Arusha, Tanzania, en 2010, resolvió que el cambio climático era una amenaza para la vida, los medios de vida y toda la creación. Como resultado, se identificó como una prioridad para el trabajo de incidencia de ACT Alianza a todo nivel. Desde entonces, ACT Alianza ha participado en […]

New ACT resource identifies Climate Finance sources relevant to Members

21 Jun 2018

ACT Alliance is pleased to share our new Resource Guide to Climate Finance: An orientation to sources of funds for climate change programmes and action. It is available in English and Spanish. Ambitious climate action in developing countries depends on the mobilization and accessibility to financial resources. Climate finance is important for mitigation efforts, to […]

The time is ripe for Ecumenical Diakonia

21 Jun 2018

ACT’s General Secretary Rudelmar Bueno de Faria addressed the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 15 June 2018 at a Plenary Session entitled Ecumenical Diakonia and Sustainable Development. ACT, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the WCC have developed a study document on Ecumenical Diakonia with the aim of encouraging dialogue […]

ACT Alliance condemns the separation of children from the families by US authorities

Refugee children. Håvard Bjelland/Kirkens Nødhjelp
20 Jun 2018

In the past few months more than 2000 children have been separated from their parents as their families tried to cross the US border. Audio of children wailing in agony as they are ripped away from their parents continue to be broadcast by the media around the world. “The actions of the US administration not […]

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