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Why we're here

Since learning Conservation Farming, Aaron, a Zimbabwean farmer, now grows enough food for his family. Richard Wainwright/Act for Peace

The power of passionate people

Today, there are more refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people worldwide than at any time since World War II. That’s more than 65 million people forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and disaster.

They are the world’s most vulnerable people; mothers and fathers struggling to feed their children; sons and daughters missing out on an education; people dying for want of basic medical care that we take for granted in Australia; and families who, after losing everything, are not getting the support they deserve to rebuild their lives.

It’s a terrible injustice. And one that we can, and must, overcome.

We believe that when people all over the world work together, big changes really are possible. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to act in partnership with other passionate people, like you, across the globe to achieve safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and natural disaster. We don’t think there is any task more important.

With your support, we respond fast in an emergency to deliver lifesaving aid – including food, shelter and water – to where it’s needed most. You’re also supporting long-term development projects that help communities to tackle their own problems – whether that’s giving girls a brighter future through education, helping farmers grow enough to eat or supporting refugees to return home safety after a conflict has ended.

Together, we can tackle the root causes of injustice and build a brighter future for everyone. Thank you for joining us.


Our Vision
A peaceful world where all people share a safe, just and dignified life.
Our Purpose
We empower passionate people to work together to achieve safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster.
Our Goal
Increase our impact in achieving safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster.


  • Our story

    Act for Peace was founded in 1948 as the aid agency of the Australian Council for the World Council of Churches. Our work has always had an emphasis on international long-term development.

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  • Brochure

    With your support, Act for Peace is working to confront injustice around world. Download the brochure to learn more.

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When people across the world come together and take action, huge changes are possible. So, whether you campaign, fundraise, donate or volunteer, you’ll be joining thousands of others who want to help build a better world.

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