Hope in Action – Putting People first

All members of the new ACT Alliance Governing Board

From October 27th to November 1st the third General Assembly of ACT Alliance was held in Upsalla, Sweden. The event was hosted by the Church of Sweden. The Assembly adopted ACT’s new Global Strategy (2019-2026). Focus areas of the meeting were Ecumenical cooperation, youth participation, gender justice and overall governance issues. Among others, the delegates decided a new engagement model for ACT membership and elected new Governing Board Members.

Mr. Qiu Zhonghui was elected as new Board Member

Mr. Qiu Zhonghui, Chairman of the Amity Foundation, was elected as one of the new Board members. It is the second time, the ACT Alliance founding member Amity is represented in the Governing Board. Birgitte QvistSørensen, General Secretary of ACT member DanChurchAid, was elected as the new ACT Alliance Moderator.

The General Assembly is the highest governance body of the Alliance and brings together more than 145 ACT members every four years. The work of the General Assembly aims to strengthen the members commitment and discuss the future direction of the alliance.

Amity delegates Hewen, Duying, Mr. Qiu and Theresa with ACT Alliance Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific Anoop Sukumaran

On November 1st, ACT Alliance and the World Council of Churches (WCC) hosted their Joint Day on Ecumenical Diakonia. The assembly also featured an exhibition hall, showing displays of ACT members' work.



The ACT Alliance Assembly message is Hope in Action – Putting People first. ACT Alliance Stories of Hope also features Amity's advocacy work on the SDGs.

You can find much more information and the highlights of the third ACT General Assembly on the Alliance website.