Officially, GOPA-DERD is the first Syrian Faith-based Organization to become ACT Alliance member
GOPA-DERD Director-General Archimandrite Meletius Shattahi visits Geneva – Switzerland to sign GOPA-DERD’s Membership Agreement in ACT Alliance together with its General Secretary Mr. Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, making GOPA-DERD the first Syrian Faith-based Organisation member in ACT Alliance.
It is worth noting that ACT Alliance is a membership-based ecumenical organization, established to provide high-quality development and humanitarian programs in a transparent and accountable manner, providing members with a platform to strategize and collaborate in their work through national, sub-regional, regional and global forums, established in January 2010, by bringing together the vision, resources and personnel of organizations working together since 1995 in the name of ACT International and since 2003 in the name of ACT Development.
ACT Alliance membership is selected from Churches and Church-related organizations that meet the criteria for voting and observer members as set forth in the founding document and drafting of the Alliance’s statute and bylaws. This global religious Alliance has more than 140 members and operates in more than 120 countries in humanitarian assistance, sexual and climate justice, migration and displacement, and peace and security to support local communities.