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[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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

[COP25 Press release] Climate summit ends with disappointing results

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

[COP25 Blog]: What has the care for creation and care for humanity to do with Human Rights?

Hardly a week passes by without the disturbing news of defenders of human rights being targeted and murdered in different parts of the world. Most of them are Indigenous people [...]
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Member News

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 [...]

Workshop on ‘Core Humanitarian Standards’: Keeping People at the Heart of Humanitarian Action

13th December 2019: ACT Alliance – Nepal Forum successfully completed a 3-day workshop on, ‘Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability’ in Lalitpur, Nepal. The workshop was attended by 28 [...]

Ecumenical Camp in Armenia

Annual ecumenical camp brought together 63 young people from different communities of Armenia. 11-16 year old youngsters spent six full days in a picturesque camp area of Gugark Diocese of [...]

Workshop on Managing Complaints Response Mechanism

The objective of this course from Community World Service Asia is to gather professional humanitarian workers from (I)NGOs, UN, donors and government agencies who aim to become experts in complaints [...]
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