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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 […]

Helping Gaza: DanChurchAid and Norwegian Church Aid close partnership in Palestine

03 Apr 2019

DanChurchAid (DCA) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) have worked in Palestine since the early 1950s. Consequently, DCA and NCA have an intimate knowledge of political, cultural and religious components of the protracted humanitarian crisis arising from the Israeli/ Palestinian conflict.     In close partnership with local stakeholders, DCA-NCA’s Joint Country Programme (JCP) intervenes to […]

Jacinta and Adelia lost their homes – now they are threatened by cholera

03 Apr 2019

written by Erik Nyström, Finn Church Aid Beira, Mozambique – Jacinta Francisco, 40, is from Beira and has five children. We meet Jacinta and her children at a temporary shelter set up in Muavi 1 Primary School. The school was damaged by cyclone Idai almost two weeks ago, and it now serves as a shelter […]

Created equal, gender justice for all: Social protection for women and girls for gender equality

01 Apr 2019

My participation and experience at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 63 (CSW) has challenged me to reflect on social protection issue and the key issues associated with it in my context as a Ugandan participant. CSW is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the […]

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