National Council of Churches

Published: 5 Oct 2016

State/Province: New South Wales

Street Address: Locked Bag 199, Sydney 1230, NSW

Act for Peace is the international aid and development agency of the NCCA, which is compromised of seventeen major Christian Churches that come together to fulfil common witness, mission and service and break down structures that create and perpetuate poverty, oppression, injustice and division. Act for Peace, formerly know as Christian World Service, has been involved in aid and development work and refugee protection since 1948 and currently has 40 programmes in 22 countries. NCCA is a member of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN). Act programmes in Asia assist Burmese, Sri Lankan, East Timorese, Filipino and West Papuan refugees and displaced people. Their partners include the Thai-Burma Border Consortium, the National Council of Churches in Sri Lanka, the Organisation for Elma Refugee Rehabilitation (India and Sri Lanka) and YASONA (Timor Leste). Act for Peace has also been heavily involved in domestic refugee and asylum issues since 1948 through the National Programme on Refugees and Displaced people, which assists refugees and asylum seekers in Australia, and advocates for refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people overseas.