We wish you joy, love, peace, and justice – now and in 2024

Each year seems to get busier than the previous one, and 2023 proved no different. We hope that all your efforts at creating a different and more just world found some support and solidarity in the spaces where the ACT Ubumbano community congregates – online and in person. This community of activists, faith workers, and organisations seeks to build justice, inclusion, peace, and dignity in the places where we live and work. We celebrate that unwavering commitment and promise to stand with you in these struggles.

The ACT Ubumbano team has also been incredibly saddened and angered by the brutality of the genocide in Gaza. We hope that a ceasefire is put in place soon to enable some relief to reach those in need. We know there are many conflict zones in the world that need the solidarity of all who love justice, and we stand too with those who resist their dehumanization at the hands of the powerful.

Our small team – Thabo, Zanele, and Ashley – will be on holiday from 15 December until 8th January next year. We wish everyone a peaceful and restful festive break. For those who celebrate Christmas, may joy fill your hearts, and we hope you can spend Jesus’ birthday in loving communion with family, friends and community. Be reminded of his steadfast solidarity with and love for the poor and excluded.

2023 in pictures