Ecumenical and Interfaith Communities

As a founding member of the ACT Alliance, World Service continues to play an active role with other members on the ground, in country forums, with regional offices, and within the Geneva Secretariat. We strive to respond to emergencies through ACT mechanisms in a coordinated, timely, and effective manner.

Following the Joint Declaration of Intent signed by World Service and Caritas Internationalis in 2016, we aim to strengthen our relationship with the Roman Catholic Church to collectively create sustainable change in the lives of those who suffer from poverty, disaster, and marginalization.

We seek partnerships with organizations of other faiths in order to promote faithsensitive humanitarian and development work at policy and operational levels. In particular, we continue to explore opportunities with Islamic Relief Worldwide, based on a global Memorandum of Understanding renewed between the two organizations in 2017.