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In Central Sulawesi the resilience of the people was not buried with their homes

Michael Yudha Church World Service’s Leslie Wilson looks very energetic. Together with dozens of other elderly people, she dances and smiles to the rhythm set by the gymnastic instructor, Stevany, [...]

It’s time to focus on adaptation

By Mattias Söderberg, co-chair of the ACT Alliance working group on climate change Climate change is increasingly leaving trails of destruction with devastating human consequences. Earlier this year, we have [...]

[Press release] Climate Adaptation: without it we might face havoc

Not focusing on adaptation to climate change is myopic and risks losing sight of long-term impact  GENEVA – The Global Commission on Adaptation has issued a new report, which sheds light upon the [...]

ACT Colombia Forum statement on peace and security in Colombia

We, the ACT Colombia Forum, as part of the ecumenical family and as international organizations with presence in Colombia, promote and defend human rights and international humanitarian law from a [...]

Christians come together in prayer and action for Creation

The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to care and protect Creation. The Season begins with the day of prayer, today on September 1 and [...]

Prof. Azza Karam appointed Secretary General of Religions for Peace

We congratulate Prof. Azza Karam for being appointed as the new Secretary General of Religions for Peace. Formerly, Prof. Karam was the chairperson of the UN interagency taskforce for cooperation [...]

Religious leaders come together in defence of the Amazon

Protestant and orthodox leaders join forces and embrace the call of the Catholic Church and Pope Francis to denounce the appalling attack on the Amazon rainforest. With unprecedented wildfires that are [...]

North American churches mobilize to protect people on the move

During its annual meeting in Milwaukee the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), a member of ACT Alliance, voted to become the first sanctuary church in North America. With this [...]

[Youth Day Blog]: Getting involved no matter where you are

Getting involved no matter where you are Climate change is happening, and we all need to contribute to tackling the problem if we want to limit its impacts. Over the [...]

[Blog]: Time for a big transition

For centuries, and especially over the last few decades, landscapes around the world have changed. Deforestation and industrialized agriculture have spread, transforming land use and planning. A new report on [...]
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Member News

Emergency Preparedness Training for the Priests and ART partners from ACT Armenia Forum

The World Council of Churches Armenia Inter-Church Charitable Round Table Foundation continues training on Emergency Preparedness and Rapid Response for Disaster Relief within the framework of the Capacity Building Program [...]

New! "A Disaster Preparedness Manual for Churches"

Is your house of worship prepared to withstand a natural disaster and to help your congregation and community in the aftermath?  Do you want to be prepared but don’t know [...]

Syrian-Armenian and local Youth Visited the House-Museum of Armenian Painter Martiros Sarian

A visit was organized to Martiros Sarian House-Museum for Syrian-Armenian and local young people, within the framework of the “Better Future for Syrian-Armenian Youth” project, implemented by Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable [...]

Movie Screening for Syrian-Armenian and Local Youth

“Aleppo” NGO hosted a movie watch for Syrian-Armenian and local youth within the framework of pastoral-psychological assistance of the “Better Future for Syrian-Armenian Youth” project, supported by WCC Armenia Round [...]

"THE CHURCH SHOULD BE MORE INVOLVED IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS," PARTICIPANTS OF "SDGs AND THE CHURCH" CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY ARMENIA ROUND TABLE

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 [...]
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