ACT News

"It is no longer a good place to live." Families relocate after Cyclone Idai

  Cyclone Idai devastated large parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi when it made landfall in March 2019 in the city of Beira, Mozambique.  When the cyclone had passed on, [...]

[PRESS RELEASE] Activists call for bold action from governments on climate, inequality and freedom of expression, as development goals falter

NEW YORK, 17 July 2019 - Activists from across the world today declared the Sustainable Development Goals - agreed by the international community in 2015 - under threat, due to [...]

NGOs express worry on growing human rights violations on migrants

The UN Human Rights Council is currently in session in Geneva. More than 40 NGO and networks signed a joint statement, delivered on Monday by the International Catholic Migration Commission, [...]

[PRESS RELEASE] SB50: A missed opportunity to protect the most vulnerable from climate-induced loss and damage

  Bonn UN climate talks (SB50) are coming to a close, and some key governments have dismissed the opportunity to commit to action and support that is needed to avert [...]

[Blog] Reflections on climate change- from the practical to the technical

Last night, I landed in Beira, in Mozambique.  I am here in solidarity with the people of this city and region who were devastated by Cyclone Idai in March of [...]

Faith-based organisations worried about rule of law in Brazil

ACT Alliance issued a statement expressing concern on the current situation in Brazil, where allegations of collusions were made between the chief prosecutor of the anti-corruption operation so-called “Car Wash” [...]

[SB50] Blog: We must remember why we are here in Bonn

We must remember why we are here  Hearing the crowds in the corridors of the UN building in Bonn talk in technical terms, using words like ‘grant equivalent’, ‘IPCC’, ‘response [...]

Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam organizes Roundtable on Gender and Development

Within the context of the new chair in Religion and Sustainable development, launched in January 2019 in collaboration with ACT Alliance and ICCO and led by Prof Azza Karam, Vrije [...]

FBOs call for global solidarity as UNHCR's report says that global displacement reached highest number ever

We are witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. UNHCR’s new Global Trends report, released yesterday, confirmed the worrying trend of an increase in global displacement, now affecting 70.8 million people. Once [...]

[SB50] Blog: The urgent need for finance for climate-induced loss and damage

In the last few years, we have experienced an increase in extreme climatic events across the globe. Increased droughts, severe storms and unprecedented flooding, from the Americas through to the [...]
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Member News

Emergency Preparedness Training for the Priests and ART partners from ACT Armenia Forum

The World Council of Churches Armenia Inter-Church Charitable Round Table Foundation continues training on Emergency Preparedness and Rapid Response for Disaster Relief within the framework of the Capacity Building Program [...]

New! "A Disaster Preparedness Manual for Churches"

Is your house of worship prepared to withstand a natural disaster and to help your congregation and community in the aftermath?  Do you want to be prepared but don’t know [...]

Syrian-Armenian and local Youth Visited the House-Museum of Armenian Painter Martiros Sarian

A visit was organized to Martiros Sarian House-Museum for Syrian-Armenian and local young people, within the framework of the “Better Future for Syrian-Armenian Youth” project, implemented by Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable [...]

Movie Screening for Syrian-Armenian and Local Youth

“Aleppo” NGO hosted a movie watch for Syrian-Armenian and local youth within the framework of pastoral-psychological assistance of the “Better Future for Syrian-Armenian Youth” project, supported by WCC Armenia Round [...]


Armenian Round Table Foundation of the World Council of Churches, in cooperation with the United Nations Resident Coordinator, UNFPA, UNDP Armenia and the “Brot für die Welt” hosted a conference [...]

Making a difference, saving lives in Sudan

*By Barbara Dunlap-Berg EAST DARFUR STATE, Sudan (UMCOR) – Until September 2017, Mariam, a mother of nine and an internally displaced person (IDP) who walked miles to get water from [...]

Internally displaced family finds hope, thanks to UMCOR

*Barbara Dunlap-Berg EAST DARFUR STATE, Sudan (UMCOR) – In December 2013, fighting broke out between the Maalya and Rizaigat tribes in East Darfur state, Sudan. When another tribe warned of [...]

After Cyclone Dineo, UMCOR helps Mozambicans rebuild

By Barbara Dunlap-Berg* In February 2017, Mozambique was struck by winds of more than 62 miles per hour and battered by torrential rain and rough seas. Cyclone Dineo killed seven [...]

International Day of Girls

”Religious beliefs which have been influenced by patriarchy, have often resulted in discrimination and oppression against women and girls. Church of Sweden International Work, collaborates with other faith based and [...]

Relief for the weary in Syria

By Bella DiFilippo* The ongoing civil war in Syria has internally displaced more than 6 million civilians. Through support from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), families struggling with [...]
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