Monica's speaking notes from Dec. 6th,2015 are reproduced below:
The Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund is a member of the ACT Alliance. ACT Alliance is a coalition of more than 140 churches and faith-based organizations, working together in over 140 countries, to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalized people, regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. ACT Alliance has for many years worked intensely on climate change, both at the political and campaign level, and is at present facing one of the most important political climate summits - the UN COP21 in Paris - the result of which, will have significant influence on the livelihood of the most vulnerable people on this planet. ACT Alliance is deeply rooted in the communities it serves. It has earned the trust and respect of local people, long before large international interventions scale up, and remains steadfast in its grassroots commitments for many years, after world attention has shifted elsewhere. This means that every day, ACT Alliance is on the frontlines: addressing systemic poverty supporting survivors of disasters, wars and conflicts training rural communities in sustainable agricultural techniques helping people adapt to environmental change, and, influencing governments and other key decision makers to safeguard citizens’ human rights. We can help by feeding the Glass Jar found on the coffee-table each Sunday – we are invited to delve into our pockets and purses for ‘loose change for change in the world’. Please hold the PWRDF and ACT Alliance in your prayers.