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ACT Guatemala Forum concerned about regressive law initiative “Protection of life and the family”

In Guatemala, Congress might pass Initiative 5272, that provides for approval of the Law “for the protection of life and the family”, any day now. This initiative, which was already [...]

Faith actors call for increased local resilience to disasters

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) starts today in Geneva, Switzerland. Global leaders and stakeholders will discuss the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the [...]

FBOs serve as bridges across space and time

Wendi Bevins is the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager for Lutheran World Relief. She provides MEL technical support to project teams around the world working on project design, set-up, monitoring, [...]

A growing platform for faith voices: ACT’s Global Climate Justice Project

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 [...]

“Enough is enough!” ACT endorses the Belgrade Call to Action

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 [...]

WCC, ACT Alliance and MECC statement on Gaza

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 [...]

Building bridges in a time of human rights backlash

The Second Global Summit on Religion Peace and Security: Building bridges, fostering inclusivity and countering hate speech to enhance the protection of religious minorities, refugees and migrants took place at the Palais [...]

Strengthening the capacities of youth in Latin America

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 [...]

There is power in religion and faith in ensuring gender justice

“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 [...]

ACT member wraps up Typhoon Mangkhut emergency response, continues early recovery

  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 [...]
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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 [...]

Human right defenders in Colombia subjected to attack

Diakonia and The Church of Sweden’s international work condemn the assassination attempt against Matilde Leonor López Arpushana. Matilde received the 2014 award for the defence of human rights in Colombia [...]

Rohingya women and girls meet and study in safe places at refugee camps in Bangladesh

Women and girls learn to read and acquire new skills in the FCA/DCA project in two refugee camps in Bangladesh. “I feel secure to work in the safe space for [...]

Ubumbano in action: creating a solidarity model in South Africa

Exploring new ways of working together in South and Southern Africa within the ACT Alliance. By Gerhard Buttner, Programme Manager, Christian Aid South Africa. South Africa is one of the most [...]

Cash for Work: the Road to Resilience 

The dust whipped through the air as we traversed different villages in Baringo County in Kenya. This is a land of scattered homesteads among the barren plains of sand and [...]
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