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Vaccine Equity Now: ACT Alliance’s Perspectives on the Global Divide

ACT Alliance members are reporting from all over the world about devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 4 million people have died, and millions have had their livelihoods [...]

Cash transfers cushion the COVID-19 blow in Uganda

In Uganda, unconditional cash transfers proved to be much more than emergency financial support. As part of the ACT Alliance global response to COVID-19, the Church of Uganda received $100,000 [...]

ACT Alliance, WCC accompany open letter from DiPaz to the UN Security Council

Diálogo Intereclesial por la Paz en Colombia (DiPaz), an ecumenical organistion working for dialogue for peace in Colombia, is calling on the international community to urge the Colombian government to [...]

Tigray: Mutable conflict situation paints a stark picture of what is yet to come

This week the situation in Tigray entered a new and dangerous phase. Following the unilateral ceasefire declared by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the conflict seems to have regained strength, [...]

ACT Alliance supports call for new guidance on support to civil society

Why is donor support for civic space so important? The dramatic shrinking of civic space worldwide has become even more apparent since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic 2020. Many [...]

People of Faith are Allies to Generation Equality

Download the full document: English version Spanish version As religious actors and networks of faith-based organisations, who work for the achievement of the Beijing Platform for Action and support the [...]

Religious Actors: Ally or Threat for Achieving Gender Equality?

New report calls for strategic partnerships with religious actors working for gender equality. Release date: 28th June 2021 At a time of rising fundamentalisms, which are pushing back hard against [...]

Time for governments to do their climate homework

The first online session with UN climate talks ended on June 17. Parties had, for three weeks, tried to make progress in the talks, leading towards the upcoming summit (COP26) [...]

ACT welcomes the election of the new General Secretary for the Lutheran World Federation

ACT Alliance joins with Lutherans around the world in congratulating Rev. Anne Burghardt on her election as the new General Secretary for the Lutheran World Federation, based in Geneva. LWF [...]

Climate Change certainly has a gender and generational perspective

Fernanda Zúñiga Keim, Lutheran Church in Chile, recorded vlog for ACT as we continue to follow the climate negotiations happening this month online in preparation for COP26 in Glasgow later [...]
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Member News

Support in a difficult moment

Elderly people who under normal circumstances manage their life very well by themselves can be hit hard by natural disasters and suddenly need support. Like 74 year-old Ruth Hekneno who [...]

Opening a window of hope in Gaza

What does the project “Gaza Tech Women Lead” supported by ACT-members Dan Church Aid and Norwegian Church Aid in Gaza mean for young, well-educated women like Sara Al Massri? There [...]

Growing traditional crops to strengthen disaster resilience on Solomon Islands

The Anglican Church of Melanesia – a partner of ACT member Anglican Board of Missions (ABM) – ran a series of disaster resilience workshops on Savo Island which is a [...]

Unsure future of innovative youth project in Jordan

The population of Jordan’s second biggest city Zarqa has doubled within the past six years due to immigration from neighboring Syria and Palestine. The Zarqa Community Centre is one of [...]

Activist Laxmi Luhar wants to end the pain of the freed Haliya community in Nepal

This article first appeared on ACT-member Felm’s website “My mother, father and grandfather were victims of the Haliya practice, working as bonded laborers in other people’s lands. Because of this, [...]

A reason to come back

Kujok is a village in Northern Iraq, not far away from Mosul and from the Syrian border. Mohammed Yousif is the first person who returned from a camp in a [...]

New Fabo E-Learning Module 3 on Community-Based Psychosocial Support (CBPS)

CBPS: Module 3 is the newest learning module in a series of learning modules, developed by Act Church of Sweden to provide an introduction to Community-Based Psychosocial Support (CBPS). Building [...]

New website on Community-Based Psychosocial Support (CBPS)

A new Website on Community-Based Psychosocial Support (CBPS) is now online. The CBPS Website can be reached through the following link: The site provides an overview about CBPS and [...]

In God’s perfect time

On October 16, 2019, a very strong earthquake struck the Davao del Sur province in the south of the Mindanao island in the Philippines, displacing thousands of people. After months [...]

Joint ACT programme for the Kayin state, Myanmar

ACT’s joint programme for Myanmar’s Kayin State was warmly welcomed at its launch in 2016. The Director of the Kayin State Department of Social Welfare emphasized the need to support [...]
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