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About Act for Peace

Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance

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 50 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. We’re passionate about building a better world. And 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. Thank you for joining us.

  • The Act Alliance

    Act for Peace is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global network of more than 130 Christian faith organisations, all working together for change.

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  • Working with partners

    Act for Peace works with local organisations to help deliver lasting change.

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  • The NCCA

    Act for Peace is the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA). The NCCA is an ecumenical council of 19 member churches. Act for Peace is governed by the Act for Peace Commission.

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  • Our governing body

    Members of the Act for Peace Commission, the governing body of Act for Peace, are appointed by the National Council of Churches in Australia during its forum.

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  • History

    Act for Peace is 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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  • The Link

    This new magazine aims to keep you informed of the progress that we’re making together, thanks to your support.

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  • Our strategy

    Act for Peace’s 2016–2021 Strategic Plan sets out directions to achieve our goal to increase our impact in achieving safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster.

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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.

Get involved today