• June 23, 2010

    For many in the West, 'natural disasters' are a reason to question religious belief. In places like Haiti, popular faith can be a resource for empowerment and change. Maria Halava interviews a Pentecostal woman pastor from Haiti whose intense belief is both personal and radical in its commitment.

  • June 22, 2010

    ACT Alliance, a global network of church-based development organisations, has begun the ‘impartial’ distribution of food to areas in Kyrgyzstan worst hit by recent attacks on Uzbek communities.

  • March 26, 2010

    Norway's ambassador to the UN has praised the ACT Alliance, a new agency linking 100 church aid and development groups globally. He says their members are "agents of goodness".

  • March 25, 2010

    UK-based international development agency Christian Aid has helped launch a global alliance providing emergency relief and development aid in 125 countries.

  • March 24, 2010

    The ACT Alliance, bringing together over 100 church-backed relief and development organisations worldwide, has been formally launched with celebrations around the world.

  • February 8, 2007

    The capacity of the alliance of global churches from different Christian traditions "to respond to the challenges of today's world depends to a large extent on more creative and future-oriented forms of co-operation and networking," said World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia in launching a fresh ecumenical initiative.

  • January 4, 2007

    After the intervention of the Ethiopian troops, the situation in Somalia continues to be very tense, with the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) refusing a government offer for amnesty, say church agencies working in the region.