Our work is grounded in our experience over the past 60 years and in our Mandate, set by the member churches of the National Council of Churches in Australia
As the NCCA’s international aid agency, Act for Peace will:
Respond to human need by providing direct relief to alleviate poverty and suffering through development programs and emergency relief programs, in partnership with churches and other bodies or networks in Australia and overseas.
Take a lead role in fulfilling the stated objectives of the NCCA "to encourage and enable the member churches in the light of the Gospel to give prophetic leadership to each other and the community by":
||speaking out on behalf of oppressed people;
||acting in solidarity with Aboriginal and Islander people; and
||responding to human need and acting on issues of justice, peace and creation.
Work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, particularly through supporting the work of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission.
Stand in solidarity with uprooted people through educational programs, advocacy and networking, and supporting appropriate aspects of resettlement in Australia.
Engage in education for justice, development, and peace programs to help raise the awareness of the Australian community regarding poverty, injustice and ecological damage affecting the developing world, especially by addressing their root causes.
Undertake analysis, develop policies and facilitate advocacy within Australia and internationally in relation to human rights and international affairs.
Consult regularly with the overseas aid and development agencies of NCCA member churches and act with or on behalf of those agencies in furtherance of these objectives.
Raise awareness of the work of Act for Peace through regular programs such as the Christmas Bowl and appeals.
Other incidental work related to the objectives of Act for Peace.
Child Safe Policy
Act for Peace is committed to the safety and well being of all children. Act for Peace takes its duty of care seriously and will aim at all times to provide the safest possible environment for children. Please refer to our Child Protection Policy
and the NCCA Code of Conduct for Working with Children
for more information.
Complaints Policy and Procedures
Act for Peace is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct. The Code requires members to meet high standards of corporate governance, public accountability and financial management. Act for Peace is committed to full adherence to this Code and to its complaints handling process. Complaints about Act for Peace may be lodged by contacting the NCCA Finance Director, on firstname.lastname@example.org
or + 612 8259 0800. The ACFID Code of Conduct offers a mechanism to address concerns relating to signatories' conduct. Complaints against a signatory agency may be initiated by any member of the public and lodged with the ACFID Code of Conduct Committee. More information about the ACFID Code of Conduct can be found on the ACFID website at www.acfid.asn.au
or by phoning +61 2 6285 1816.
Please click here
to read Act for Peace's Complaints Handling Policy and Procedures.
Please click on the links below to read other specific policies:
Humanitarian Protection Policy
Fundraising and Communication with the Public Policy
Code of Conduct for Volunteers