ACT News

ACT announces Goodwill Ambassadors

ACT Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Dr. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel and Dr. Humberto Martin Shikiya as ACT Goodwill Ambassadors. Each brings a wealth of experience to these [...]

Building Back Better in Haiti

As the ACT Haiti Forum have worked to bring life-saving relief to communities impacted by the August 14 earthquake, they uncovered some excellent news about the work done by ACT [...]

ACT Alliance issues statement on vaccine justice

"We believe that the global community can and must do more to save lives, improve the well-being of all human beings, promote peace and ensure the realization of all human [...]

CEDAW – 40 years as a superhero of women’s human rights

You probably know the phrase “Women’s Rights are Human Rights”, one of the favourite slogans of the feminist movement in the 80s and 90s. It is perhaps most notably known [...]

LAC Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues lead to climate justice action

“This is not about climate. It’s about our life, our future. And you are destroying our future.” Steve Private, an Indigenous youth from Peru, is making a powerful challenge to [...]

Season of Creation launches September 1

Each year, ACT Alliance members join other Christians around the world to pray, act and advocate for our common home, Earth, by celebrating the ecumenical Season of Creation.  The Season [...]

Join the Global Prayer and Action Chain - sign the petition

COP 26, scheduled to take place in Glasgow, UK, this November, is a crucial moment in the fight for climate justice. Due to COVID-19, this COP has already been delayed [...]

Haiti Earthquake Advocacy statement

On the 14th August a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Haiti with devastating consequences.  The passage of Tropical Depression Grace on the 17th of August worsened conditions on the ground [...]

No sustainable humanitarian relief without preparation for climate change

ACT Alliance members respond daily to humanitarian crises all around the globe – from building shelters for people who lost their homes to earthquakes or floods, to providing life-saving WASH [...]

Major devastation and high human toll feared after 7.2 earthquake hits Haiti

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the south of Haiti at 8:29am on Saturday, 14 August. The earthquake was also felt in other Caribbean islands, like Jamaica and Cuba. This earthquake [...]
View All

Member News

Situation in Tigray, Ethiopia: From bad to worse

The Tigray Region in the north of Ethiopia has suffered from internal conflict since early November 2020. According to ACT member Lutheran World Foundation (LWF), the situation has intensified over [...]

Broken hearts and homes - Displaced Afghan families left with little hope to carry on

Deeba [1] is a 46-year-old widow and mother of five children, originally from Alingar’s Saba Khil village. The family has been relocated several times in the last few months due [...]

COVID-19 situation in Nepal: an update

Nepal suffered from one of the worst COVID-19 situations world-wide in May 2021, and an alert was issued consequently. After having only a few new cases in July, the country [...]

Tanzania: What a difference a water tank makes

In December 2020, Mikese Secondary School was one of nine centres which put into operation a 50 m3 rainwater harvesting tank and hand washing facilities. Mikese is situated in the [...]

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 [...]
View All
This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn More