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[PRESS RELEASE]: People of faith begin 10-month global prayer and action chain for the climate in run up to COP26

26 Feb 2020

Faith based organisations including the ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation, Christian Aid and Act Church of Sweden have joined forces to launch a period of intense prayer and action for the climate. These organisations launched a year long prayer and action chain ahead of the COP 26 summit in Glasgow in November later in […]

[Blog]: How could investments in climate change prevent future conflicts?

14 Feb 2020

How might the wars in Mali, South Sudan and Somalia be impacted if climate change was no longer an issue? While it is impossible to know precisely, climate scientists have identified disturbing links between climate change and conflict. People living in fragile contexts are struggling to survive as climate-related threats intensify. It is frightening to […]

Migration is an issue of concern to every country, every person

Rudelmar Bueno de Faria and Metropolitan Gabriel of the Church of Greece.
06 Feb 2020

One of the key issues that was discussed during the ACT Secretariat meetings in Athens, Greece at the beginning of February was migration and displacement.  As one of the key thematics of the ACT global strategy, migration and displacement is an area of focus for many members around the world, from North America to Asia, […]

Trump’s Middle East Plan is a Flagrant Violation of International Law

31 Jan 2020

In response to the Middle East plan released last Tuesday by the US President Donald Trump The ACT Alliance, through its Palestine Forum, the largest coalition of Protestant and Orthodox churches and church-related organizations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work, calls upon the international community to categorically reject Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” plan and […]

ACT’s statement at the first ever Global Refugee Forum: Clean Energy Challenge

18 Dec 2019

Delivered by Christian Wolff, Programme manager migration and displacement Thank you, Chair. ACT Alliance is proud to support the Clean Energy Challenge mentioned earlier, and we are listed among the initial group of supporters. We are grateful for the interesting and thought provoking contributions from the panelists earlier, and would like to stress two particular […]

ACT Alliance and ACT for Peace sign joint pledge for first ever Global Refugee Forum

17 Dec 2019

There are over 70 million displaced people in the world today, with numbers steadily increasing each year. More than two thirds of them never have a chance to leave their own countries, adding to the ranks of internally displaced persons. Out of all those displaced, over 84% are being hosted in countries of the Global […]

[COP25 Press release] Climate summit ends with disappointing results

15 Dec 2019

Two weeks of intense climate negotiations in Madrid have ended. The summit went over time as rich countries adamantly refused to give in to the demands from poor countries for urgent action to address climate losses, additional finances, and higher ambition in the reduction of emissions. The agreement covers a number of important topics, which […]

[COP 25 Side Event] Advancing Loss and Damage governance and finance mechanisms

14 Dec 2019

ACT Alliance and member Bread for the World hosted a joined side event at COP25 with the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, and the German Development Institute. The side event titled Breaking new ground: Advancing Loss and Damage governance and finance mechanisms brought together negotiators, civil society, academia and others to explore pathways […]

[COP25] Message to rich countries at COP25: “What you are doing here is sinful, immoral and unethical”

13 Dec 2019

Learn to do good; seek good, correct oppression; bring justice… Isaiah 1:17 After two weeks of intense negotiations at COP25, there are only hours left before the meeting ends. What is currently on the table cannot save communities and creation from the perils of climate change. Rich countries negotiating today must answer the call for […]

[COP25 Media advisory] Multifaith prayer vigil in final hours of COP25

13 Dec 2019

December 13, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY TEXT: ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation, the World Council of Churches, and Islamic Relief, will join with other faith, civil society, and indigenous groups at COP25 to hold a vigil from 14h15 – 15h00 at the entrance to COP25. Through song, prayer, and personal stories, participants […]

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