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ACT supports CWS call for end to US sanctions that disrupt fight against Covid-19

ACT Alliance follows the ICRC Code of Conduct, which states that "the humanitarian imperative comes first, that the right to receive and offer humanitarian assistance is a fundamental humanitarian principle [...]

ACT and Religions for Peace joint statement on Covid-19

      A Joint Statement - Urgent Action Needed to Prevent COVID-19 The COVID-19 virus presents the entire world with a series of humanitarian, financial, social and political challenges, [...]

In March, ACT members in Latin America and the Caribbean mobilize strongly for women's rights

In commemoration of March 8, International Women's Day, motivated and supported by LAC CoP Gender Justice, ACT members in Latin America and the Caribbean are publicly demonstrating in March, through [...]

On World Water Day, ACT Alliance and WCC urge ensuring access to clean water for hand-washing

On the occasion of the World Water Day 2020, and with deep concern over the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences on people in all regions of the world, [...]

* This is a work in progress resource, keep checking for updated information* As the world continues to respond to the global pandemic of Covid-19, the coronavirus, the situation on [...]

ACT Brazil Forum joins call to protect rule of law in Brazil

Over 150 organizations and social movements in Brazil made a public statement to denounce Bolsonaro's calls for public demonstrations against the Brazilian National Congress and the Supreme Court, which violate [...]

Together we are stronger: ACT Alliance celebrates its 10th anniversary

“In 10 years, we have grown to become the world’s largest Protestant and Orthodox network working on humanitarian assistance, development and advocacy,” said Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary of [...]

Celebrating 10 years of ACT Alliance

Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary since it was officially launched on January 1, 2010 as the ecumenical family’s agency for humanitarian relief, sustainable development [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]
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Member News

Fighting to end violence against women in Indian communities

  The Lutheran World Service India Trust (LWSIT), a member organization of the ACT Alliance, has launched several initiatives to address gender-based violence. That’s why it supported people from 15 [...]

Discussion paper:"Where, for what and when should blended finance be used and promoted?"

Act CoS has recently published a discussion paper on blended finance. The purpose is to contribute to the debate on blended finance through some suggestions about when and where to [...]

Our human responsibility at Greek-Turkish border

Our human responsibility in the current situation:  A common statement from the Catholic and Lutheran church leaders in Scandianvia regarding the refugee situation at the Greek-Turkish border   We are [...]

Flood in Indonesia: It will get worse

A flood has disastrous consequences. When it hits a megacity like Jakarta and its surrounding towns in Indonesia, the number of people affected is huge. The flood during this New [...]

Reaching the Unreached: fighting marginalization in Nepal

Gender Justice is one of the strategic priorities of the ACT Alliance. In many countries, people with different sexual orientations and gender identities find themselves discriminated against and persecuted due [...]

Reflections, prayers and new commitments on the anniversary of the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake

I remember the day I was told, “Kobe is on fire.” January 17th marks the 25th year anniversary from Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake, which killed more than 6,400 people in [...]

ACT Cambodia Forum: Conclusion after one year’s joint commitment of an agricultural advisor

Twelve members of the ACT Alliance are joint in the Cambodia Forum. In August 2018, they hired an agricultural advisor to be shared by all the members for a period [...]

WCC Armenia Round Table Foundation Holds Annual Meeting

During the year-end annual meeting, the WCC Armenia Round Table Foundation summed up its activities in 2019. The meeting was held on December 10, in the central hall of the [...]

Paths out of Poverty in Myanmar: Haircuts, Textiles, Rice and More

This article originally appeared on the Church World Service blog.  The barbershop we visited in Myanmar. Photo: CWS By Marvin Pannell, CWS Myanmar Country Representative You may have heard about [...]

CWS to Grow Disaster Recovery Support Initiative

A pilot program to help communities launch long-term recovery following disasters is growing ecumenically. Over the past two years, the disaster ministries of the United Church of Christ, Christian Church [...]
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