Celebrating 10 years of ACT Alliance

Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary since it was officially launched on January 1, 2010 as the ecumenical family’s agency for humanitarian relief, sustainable development and advocacy.

Together, we have responded to humanitarian disasters ranging from the Haiti earthquake, to the protracted crisis in Syria, to drought in the horn of Africa. We have engaged in capacity building, development and advocacy towards a world where all of God’s creation lives with dignity, justice, peace and full respect for human rights and the environment.

Over its first decade, ACT Alliance has reaffirmed its identity as a coalition of churches and affiliated organisations charged with the responsibility to serve people and communities affected by crises, poverty and injustice.

ACT Secretariat staff celebrating ACT's 10th anniversary.
ACT Secretariat staff celebrate the 10th anniversary during a meeting in Athens, Greece. Photo: Simon Chambers/ACT

“We are proud of the work and achievements of our members over the last ten years. ACT’s unique structure which encompasses national and regional forums continues to facilitate the delivery of our effective, accountable and consistent work,” says Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, ACT’s General Secretary.

Together, we will continue to speak out, stand up and act against injustice, fight for climate justice, gender justice, the rights of people on the move, peace and human security, and the protection of people affected by emergencies.

Together, we are stronger.

In ten years, we have grown to become the world’s largest Protestant and Orthodox network on humanitarian relief, sustainable development, and advocacy, with over 130 churches and agencies working in over 120 countries. We look forward to what we will achieve in the next ten years!

We thank you for your continued support and commitment!

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