ACT News

I am a Syrian refugee – 6 years of war

15 Mar 2017

March 15, 2017 marks six years of the Syrian conflict.  Since the beginning of the violence, ACT members have been providing humanitarian relief to affected people and communities in Syria and in the surrounding countries.  Please join us in praying for an end to this conflict, and for peace for all those affected, including this […]

ACT Alliance challenges parallel legal systems based on custom or religion at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

13 Mar 2017

PRESS RELEASE    ACT Alliance stands as a progressive faith voice for advocacy on gender equality and justice. The 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York provides the potential for members of ACT Alliance to actively engage and influence the CSW negotiations and the official text […]

ACT Alliance towards 61st Commission on the Status of Women

08 Mar 2017

  As an advisor on gender equality at DCA and a dedicated supporter of gender equality for decades, I am excited to be going to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for the fourth time. I will be part of the official Danish delegation and therefore be able to take part in the […]

Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye?

08 Mar 2017

Europe acted like a dissonant choir when responding to the Trump administration’s travel ban. Is this a surprise? Not really when one looks at the trend of EU’s migration policies in the past two years: the erection of walls and international cooperation to keep refugees and migrants out of sight and out of reach. Is […]

Introducing Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, the new General Secretary of ACT Alliance

06 Mar 2017

  When Rudelmar Bueno de Faria joins the ACT Alliance as the new General Secretary on June 1, he will arrive with 25 years of experience working in the ecumenical family. Rudelmar has worked with LWF World Service and the WCC in a wide range of roles. “I had the opportunity to work in different […]

ACT Alliance stands with Guatemalan members in the face of threats to human rights defenders

27 Feb 2017

ACT Alliance stands in solidarity with its members in Guatemala and with Guatemalan human rights defenders as they stand up, despite threats and attacks, to promote and protect universally recognized human rights. The serious situation for those who work for human rights in Guatemala was painfully illustrated by the deaths of two human rights defenders […]

Cold Snap in Romania

24 Feb 2017

Heavy snowfalls, a deep freeze and powerful blizzards in the south and east of Romania affect approximately 40,000 people, causing the deaths of many elderly people by hypothermia     A cold snap hit Eastern Europe in early January 2017 and Romania has been one of the worst affected countries. The severe weather has affected […]

Civil society concerned about EU plans for anti-smuggling cooperation with Libya

23 Feb 2017

 ACT Alliance and ACT Alliance EU have joined over 70 organisations in expressing their grave concerns about proposed EU cooperation with Libya in an open letter to EU heads of state and EU policymakers. This concern was triggered by the declaration  following the recent European Council meeting on Malta on 3 February, announcing plans to seek closer […]

ACT Alliance and WCC decide on Sweden as location for strategic meetings in 2018

Delegates to the second ACT General Alliance assembly in Punta Cana cast their votes. Photo: Simon Chambers
22 Feb 2017

PRESS RELEASE

ACT Alliance and the World Council of Churches (WCC) jointly announced today that they will hold two strategic governance meetings, back to back, in Uppsala, Sweden in the fall of 2018. The ACT Alliance General Assembly will be held at the end of October, bringing together over 200 people from its membership around the world at its quadrennial meeting. The WCC’s Executive Committee and members of ACT’s General Assembly will then meet together on 1 November for a joint day of learning and work around the concept of ecumenical diaconia and sustainable development, followed by the WCC Executive Committee’s regular meeting.

ACT Alliance names Rudelmar Bueno de Faria as new General Secretary

17 Feb 2017

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Governing Board of the ACT Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Rudelmar Bueno de Faria as the new General Secretary of ACT Alliance. He will begin his term as General Secretary on 1st June 2017, relocating to Geneva at that time. Rudelmar brings a wealth of experience to […]

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