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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 [...]

[COP25 Press Release]: Without climate finance, there is no climate action

It is the second and final Thursday of the UN Climate Talks of COP25 in Madrid and the negotiations are not yet at the point that is necessary to deliver [...]

[COP25 Story] Survival Beneath a Heap of Bricks: The Effects of Cyclone Idai in Chiradzulu District

A lovely lady, (Gogo) Juliana Praisi, comes from Ntakhala Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kadewere in Chiradzulu District, Malawi.  When her house collapsed during Cyclone Idai, she survived [...]

[COP25 Media Advisory] Stunt today: Climate finance needed for loss and damage

December 11, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY TEXT: ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation, and the World Council of Churches, who between them represent over 500 million Christians around [...]
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Gender Justice: strengthening the marginalized and discriminated 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 [...]

Let your worries turn into political action

Photo: Samuel Munck Margareta Koltai, Thematic Advisor for Fair and Sustainable Livelihood, Act Church of Sweden I’m one of the privileged who were tasked to read the Church of Sweden’s revised “Bishops’ [...]
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