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For our partners

Our partners and memberships

Act Church of Sweden cooperates with many different types of partners. Our work covers many areas, which includes support for project funding, partner membership and networking. Together with Act Alliance, we also provide support in connection with appeals.

Our Christian faith permeates our work in all that we do. Faith is an ongoing conversation - a present interaction. Faith is the foundation on which we stand together. Our work, like our faith, is an ongoing interaction between us and our partners. Our ecumenical approach is based on the desire to work for a sustainable development together. Through dialogue and advocacy, we can challenge attitudes and social norms and work for real change.


The following are partners in our networks.


  • All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC)

    The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) is a cooperative organization of Christian churches in Africa. The organization works to promote the Christian faith and to interpret and respond to challenges concerning human dignity. The organization supports member churches through training, experience sharing and joint advocacy.
  • Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa (FECCLAHA)

    Fecclaha is a regional ecumenical organisation whose purpose is to provide a platform for the Christian councils in the region to share perspectives and advocate jointly on common challenges, especially in the area of peace and reconciliation.
  • International Network of HIV-affected Religious Leaders living with or personally Affected by HIV and AIDS (INERELA+)

    INERELA+ is a network of religious leaders that either are living with HIV themselves, or have family members or relatives living with HIV. All members of the network are open about their status, which is a powerful starting point, working to reduce the shame and stigma associated with HIV and AIDS.
  • Life & Peace Institute (LPI) 

    The LPI works in the Horn of Africa, a region largely marked by military conflict and other unrest. LPI has regional offices in Kenya, country offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sudan and Ethiopia. Together with partners, LPI disseminates knowledge in the region on how to work in a conflict-preventive and transformative manner through, among other things, the publication Horn of Africa Bulletin.
  • Programme for Christian Muslim Relations in Africa (PROCMURA)

    PROCMURA is an ecumenical organization based in Nairobi, which works closely with various national churches and councils to encourage dialogue and interaction between Christians and Muslims.
  • ACT Alliance Secretariat, Nairobi

    The ACT Alliance secretariat is based in Nairobi and liaises with ACT members and ACT forums in the region, as well as with external stakeholders (ecumenical bodies, UN agencies and other relevant networks and actors). The secretariat coordinates communication and joint advocacy in the region, as well as supports ACT Forums in their humanitarian, development and advocacy work.

  • Ecumenical Church Leader’s Forum (ECLF)
    ECLF promotes local peacebuilding work and post-training in conflict management and non-violence principles. ECLF helps local communities to create peace committees. The work is carried out all over the country.
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe (ELCZ)
    The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe (ELCZ) is the Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe. It was founded by Swedish missionaries in 1903 and since then the contact has been maintained between the ELCZ and the Church of Sweden.
    Lutheran Development Services
  • Ukuthula Trust 
    The Ukuthula Trust was established in 2014 and works with local peacebuilding in southern Zimbabwe.
    Ukuthula Trust
  • Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) 
    The Christian Council brings together more than 30 member churches and works strategically with other Christian denominations to raise the issues of human rights and human dignity and to promote nation building and national dialogue in order to rebuild trust between people and create a new social contract between citizens and the state in order to create the conditions for sustainable, inclusive peace and development.
  • United Theological College (UTC)
    UTC in Harare provides basic theological education and is an ecumenical institution where, among others, the Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe (ELCZ), which is also the sister church of the Church of Sweden, trains its future ministers.
  • ACT Forum Zimbabwe
    The ACT Forum is a network, not an organization. Its members are about 12 in number, half from Zimbabwe and half from the Global North. The Forum has two staff members and they together with members and other affiliated organizations carry out a lot of activities. Their thematic focus is: climate justice, peace and gender.

  • ACT Ethiopia Forum (AEF) 
    The Act forum is a network, not an organization. The ACT forum is a network with 12 members, it's not an independent organization. The network promotes an ongoing conversation - a present interaction between the members. 
  • Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus – Development and Social Services (EECMY-DASSC)
    The Ethiopian Evangelical Church MekaneYesus (EECMY) is one of the fast-growing and the biggest Lutheran church organizations in Africa. The Ethiopian Evangelical Church MekaneYesus (EECMY) was instituted as a national Church on January 21, 1959 from the joint effort of the American and Swedish Missionaries. Currently, the church is operating throughout the country, embracing more than 10 million members in 30 Synods across Ethiopia. 
  • Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (EGST)
    EGST was jointly founded in 1997 by the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church (EKHC), the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) and the Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Ethiopia (EFCE). Together, they represent virtually all the protestant evangelical churches in Ethiopia. EGST’s vision is to become an institution of academic and research excellence towards stronger churches and transformer society. 
  • Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Inter Church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC)
    The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC) was established as a development wing of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOC) with the objective of enhancing the development efforts of the country by legal notice Their mission is to assist the disadvantaged communities in Ethiopia and to attain self-reliance by taking the root causes of poverty, drought, conflict, gender inequality and HIV/AIDS pandemics by promoting sustainable development programs and projects. 
  • Lutheran World Federation World Service – Ethiopia (LWF Ethiopia)
    The LVF Ethiopia programme established its presence in 1973 to alleviate the suffering caused by the severe drought in Ethiopia. For four decades, the LVF Ethiopia program has managed to execute a significant number of relief and rehab projects including land and water and integrated community development projects with a focus on resilience building, food security and livelihoods.
    Lutheran World Federation - Ethiopia
  • Cordaid
    CORDAID is a Dutch based organisation with a mission to reduce fragility and people’s vulnerability. CORDAID has a regional presence in Africa, working in 13 countries. In the Greater Horn of Africa it has offices in Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia
  • Women Empowerment Action 
    WE-Action (formerly known as Women Support Association) is a local nongovernmental organization established in 1995 with the vision of creating an environment that enables poor women to play a key role in the social and economic affairs of Ethiopia without being discriminated in utilizing their opportunities.

  • NCA Ethiopia
    NCA Ethiopia is a part of The Norwegian Church Aid globally, Norwegian Church Aid is an ecumenical aid organization for global justice. It provides humanitarian aid, works for long-term development, and seeks to influence decision-makers, businesses and religious leaders to respect human rights.
    NCA Ethiopia

  • Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT)
    The Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT) is an umbrella organization bringing together protestant denominations and church related organizations. Its mission is to promote unity and sustain spiritual and prophetic role of the Churches and serve as an instrument for advocacy, monitoring and expression of common voice on crosscutting issues for the community.
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania Common Works (ELCT-CW)
    The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania is the second largest Lutheran church in the world and Common Work is the head office for the Church. The Church focuses on propagating the "holistic" Gospel serving the Tanzanian community through spiritual, social, economic and environmental programmes/interventions. The specific role of the ELCT head office is capacity building, advocacy and facilitation for the entire Church. 
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania – Karagwe Diocese (ELCT – KAD)
    The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania - Karagwe Diocese (ELCT-KAD) is one of the 27 dioceses within ELCT. There has been a long-time partnership between ELCT-KAD and  Church of Sweden that started in the 1940s. The Diocese aims to build a strong community through preaching, teaching, advocacy and provision of socio-economic services. 
  • Lutheran Mission Cooperation (LMC)
    Lutheran Mission Cooperation is a joint instrument of coordination and cooperation between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania and her partners from Europe and America. 27 ELCT Dioceses, ELCT Common Work and 13 Churches and Mission Organisations from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany and the USA have formed the Lutheran Mission Cooperation to coordinate their working together in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in Tanzania but also in the northern countries.
  • Tanganyika Christian Refugee Service (TCRS)
    Tanganyika Christian Refugee Service (TCRS) is carrying out a programme of humanitarian relief and development activities with refugees and marginalised poor people in Tanzania.TCRS was first operated by the Tanzanian country programme of the Lutheran World Federation's Department for World Service (LWF/DWS). It became an autonomous and independent Tanzanian registered NGO in January 2006.
  • ACT Tanzania Forum 
    The ACT Tanzania Forum is a network coordinating the work of the ACT Alliance members who are active in Tanzania. The forum is the host for the project "Waking the Giant" which aims to strengthen and equip churches and other religious actors to be at the forefront of more effective implementation of Tanzania's SDG Agenda. 

  • Uganda ACT Forum Uganda (ACT Uganda) 
    The ACT Alliance Forum in Uganda has secured the position of an Advocacy Officer who will be responsible for designing the coordination and implementation of advocacy activities undertaken and/or supported by the ACT Alliance.
  • Lutheran World Federation World Service – Uganda (LWF Uganda)
    The LVF Department of World Service is the internationally recognized humanitarian development arm. The Lutheran World Federation (LVF) provides humanitarian aid and assists in reconstruction and development in 33 countries. World Service works with marginalized and disadvantaged groups with the greatest vulnerability and indigenous needs
    LWF Uganda

  • ACT Forum South Sudan
    The national Forum for coordination and collaboration among ACT Alliance members in South Sudan, based in Juba. Members are working with humanitarian response, peacebuilding and development work together with local partner organizations and INGOs. The South Sudan Forum coordinates capacity building of members as well as advocacy work.
    Act Alliance
  • Community Development Support Service (CDSS)
    Community Development Support Service is a national Non-governmental organization based and operating in Chukudum, Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan. CDSS works for socio-economic transformation in the area, by strengthening the resilience of marginalized people and communities in Eastern Equatoria. Its work includes sustainable agricultural production and food security, peace and reconciliation, and gender equality.
  • Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO)
    CEPO is headquartered in Juba, South Sudan. The organization is a civil society organization. Its vision is to build capacity and secure the capacity of civil society and citizens in South Sudan to contribute to peacebuilding and security system reform, human rights, democratic principles, security and livelihoods.
  • Lutheran World Federation World Service – South Sudan (LWF South Sudan)
    LWF established in South Sudan in 2007, and currently has four offices in Juba, Bor, Panyagor, and Maban. In 2015, LWF focused its work on humanitarian response to refugees, in education and child protection in Unity and Upper Nile. Today, it is working long-term to strengthen local capacity for peace and reconciliation work in the area of children's rights.
  • South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC)
    The Christian Council of Sudan is an umbrella body that brings together the Christian churches in Sudan for cooperation on common issues.

  • ACT Ubumbano 
    A network of Southern African and European organisations working for economic, gender and environmental justice. They do this by facilitating critical reflection on social justice practice, listening to the voices of those who are most affected by injustice, and supporting innovative and collaborative solidarity initiatives that address unjust power relations globally.
    Act Ubumbano
  • The African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)
    AFRODAD's mission is to, from a human rights perspective, influence policy and principles which can support and prevent future debt- and development challenges in Africa. AFRODAD has a pan-African mandate and works together with and through regional and national organizations and networks from civil society. 
  • Benchmarks Foundation (BMF)
    BMF is a non-profit organization, owned by the churches in South Africa. BMF monitors corporate performance against national and international measuring standards which include the Principles for Global Corporate Responsibility and the Benchmarks Principles which are shared by a number of churches and church agencies across four continents. 
  • Economic Justice Network (EJN)
    The Economic Justice Network of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (EJN of FOCCISA) builds the capacity of a national Christian councils in Southern Africa and strengthens the councils to engage in economic justice at the national level. EJN also creates space for the Christian Councils at regional and international levels.

  • School of Religion, Philiosophy and Classics at UKZN (SRPC-UKZN)
    The University of KwaZulu-Natal is the educational institution that is one of the main training ground for future clergy in ELCSA (Evangelical Lutheran church of Southern Africa). The school hosts the Master Program in Gender, Religion, and Development and the Ujamaa centre and enhance and strengthen contextual community engagement, resource development, and dissemination of research.
  • Siphilile Maternal and Child Health (Siphilile)
    Through education of so-called Mentor Mothers Siphilile aims to reach out to new and soon-to-be new mothers in their target areas. The Mentor Mothers support the mothers in their motherhood and follow up for example HIV-status and screen for postpartum depression. They are trained to identify and provide support when it comes to Sexual and gender-based violence. Siphilile is active in Eswatini.
  • Social Policy Institute (SPII)
    The Basic Needs Basket project aims to generate information and analysis on what people living in poverty require living a dignified, decent and healthy life. SPII aims to develop innovative and empirically based social and economic policies that can combat poverty, reduce inequality and promote sustainable development.
  • The Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI)
    SAFCEI is an organization for people of various religions in Southern Africa who works for an environmentally sustainable life on our planet. SAFCEI's goal is to support religious communities to achieve their environmental and socioeconomic responsibilities.
  • Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Trust
    Philani is an organization that works through a mentor mother program to address maternal, child health and nutrition problems in the informal settlements surrounding Cape Town. Promote family health, focusing on the support of pregnant mothers, care for newborn babies and children as they grow, prevention of child malnutrition, the rehabilitation of underweight children as well as support of people with chronic diseases and those that are bed-ridden. 

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea (ELCE)
    The Lutheran Church in Eritrea was founded in 1860 and has 15,000 members. The church carries out a number of different activities annually as part of its mission as a church. These include: conducting worship services and Sunday school and baptism, training new and young people for church missions and conducting educational activities to preserve Lutheran identity and learning, training and retraining clergy, constructing new church buildings.

  • LWF Kenya/Somalia 
    The LWF organization works with the refugee camps in Kakuma and Dadaab in Kenya, as well as Kismayu in Somalia. The organization is a member of the ACT Kenya and Somalia Forums. It is one of the major partners of UNHCR.

Middle East

  • Middle East Council of Churches (MECC)
    The Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) provides a forum for churches in the Middle East to be the common voice of the churches in the region and promote theological reflection and dialogue among the different Churches in the Middle East and for interfaith relations. MECC works to social, humanitarian and development services programs works to preserve Human Dignity through empowering those directly or indirectly affected by conflict and crisis. 
  • Near East School Theology (NEST)
    The Near East School of Theology (NEST), established in 1932, is an interconfessional Protestant Seminary serving the evangelical churches of the Middle East. NEST train pastors and church workers for ministry in the Middle East and engages in continuing education for pastors and church workers and with theological education for the public. NEST is a resource centre for the Evangelical churches and for research on Near Eastern Evangelical heritage and history.
  • EuroMed Rights (EMR)
    EuroMed Right was founded in 1997 and is a network representing human rights organization, active in 30 countries around the Mediterranean. EuroMed Rights’ mission is to develop and strengthen partnerships, on an equal footing, between civil society organizations at regional and national levels. By creating network opportunities and encouraging such civil society cooperation, EuroMed Rights aims to help them develop joint strategies, convey their shared views and visions to decision-makers and to the broader public, and ultimately increase their influence at home and abroad.
    EuroMed Rights
  • Badael 
    Badael is a rights-based organisation founded in 2013 with a mission to foster transformative justice as the basis of a genuine and sustainable peace in Syria. Championing locally-owned alternatives, Badael empower inclusive grassroots civic action. Badel’s approach combines direct assistance and capacity building efforts with bottom-up narrative-shaping initiatives, including research, oral history and advocacy, so that all Syrians are equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to construct a pluralistic and rights-based society of tomorrow.

  • Coptic Orthodox Church, Bishopric of Public, Ecumenical & Social Services (COC-BLESS)
    BLESS is a nationwide diaconal diocese, serving as the social development arm of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Act Church of Sweden support BLESS' extensive programme for integrated community development in poor and marginalized communities throughout Egypt.  
  • Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS)
    Starting its activities already in 1950, CEOSS is one of Egypt's oldest development organizations. The organization is dedicated to social and cultural development, individual well-being, social justice and intercultural harmony. Among other things, CEOSS engage civil society and state actors in interreligious dialogue, building social cohesion and a culture of mutual respect and peaceful coexistence.
  • Daughters of St Mary (DSM)
    The Daughters of St Mary is a diaconal order of nuns related to the Coptic Orthodox Church. It has convents in five different locations. The Church of Sweden has cooperated with DSM in Ezbet El-Nakhl, Cairo, since the late 1990s. Daughters of St Mary work with the “zabaleen” or garbage workers and their families with education, health care, human rights awareness and legal counselling through a legal clinic. Act Church of Sweden support Daughters of St Mary in the rights-based work among women and youth and mentor mother programme. 

  • Adyan Foundation (Adyan)
    The Adyan Foundation is a Lebanese foundation working regionally in the Middle East on religious dialogue issues. Its vision is a society where human diversity is seen as an asset and contributes to understanding, peace, development, and spiritual solidarity. The organisation, based in Beirut, was established in 2006 by a group of Christian and Muslim academics.  Today, Adyan has a wide range of activities from various forms of education to interfaith high school groups and advocacy work, mainly through social media.
    Adyan Foundation
  • Lutheran World Federation World Services Iraq (LWF Iraq)
    LWF has worked in Iraq since 2014. They work to support internally displaced people, host communities and Syrian refugees. With the active conflict being over and IDPs gradually moving back to their places of origin, LWF Iraq moves from relief to early recovery and development, to be able to support the returnees and affected host communities in rebuilding their lives, while continuing to support IDPs who remain in KRI.
    LWF Iraq

  • Youth Speak
    Youth Speak is an international non-governmental organisation that works with young people in conflict affected areas to amplify their voices and ideas to improve their communities. Youth Speak believes that young people know best what their communities need and understands that their voices are often marginalized, particularly in times of conflict. Youth Speak brings together youth activists from conflict-affected areas to support and mentor the ideas of young people into a sustainable reality. 
    Youth Speak
  • DCA and JORD
    DCA Iraq supports vulnerable communities and populations in Iraq through humanitarian actions. In cooperation with Act CoS, DCA and JORD run two community centres in the north of Iraq where they provide community-based psychosocial support and education to Syrian refugees, Iraqui IDPs and host communities. DCA supports the communities of Iraq in their struggle to overcome the devastating challenges caused by decades of war and protracted crisis. In partnership with the organisation JORD, DCA is implemented a Survivor and community-led response (sclr) project where local communities develop and implement responses to needs identified by the community. 

  • Who Profits Research Center 
    Who Profits from the Israeli Occupation Industry is an independent research center dedicated to exposing the commercial involvement of Israeli and international corporations in the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestinian and Syrian lands. The information presented by Who Profits helps grassroot activists, civil society organisations and policymakers to stimulate the public conversation about the occupation economy and the global and local economic interests that play a critical role in sustaining Israeli control over occupied land.  
    Who Profits
  • Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue 
    The Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue is an interreligious organisation based in Jerusalem which promotes an inclusive society for all religious, ethnic and national groups. Through education, encounter, research and consulting, the Rossing Center promotes better relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land.
    Rossing Center
  • B’Tselem 
    B’Tselem’s was founded in 1989, and since then they have been documenting, researching and publishing statistics, testimonies, video footage, position papers and reports on human rights violations committed by Israel in the Occupied Territories. The goal of the work is the realisation of a future in which human rights, liberty and equality are guaranteed to all people, Palestinian and Jewish alike, living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Such a reality is, according to B’Tselem, only possible if the Israeli occupation and apartheid regime ends. B’Tselem is an independent, non-partisan organisation. It is funded solely by donations: grants from European and North American foundations that support human rights activity worldwide, and generous contributions by private individuals in Israel and abroad.

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELJCHL)
    The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land is led by Bishop Ibrahim Azar and has around 2000 members in congregations in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Betlehem, Beit Sahour, Beit Jala and Amman, Jordan. The church has its roots in German and English mission and became independent in 1959. The church is a prominent actor in advocacy for a just peace in Israel and Palestine and for gender justice, as well as in the promotion of the Christian presence in the Holy land. Among other things, the church runs primary schools, a diaconal centre and an Environmental Education Centre in Beit Jala.
  • Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees
    The Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees of the Middle East Council of Churches started in 1948 as an ad-hoc ecumenical group that tended to the acute needs of the Palestinian refugees after the first Arab-Israeli war. Today, DSPR works in Jerusalem, the west Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Israel and Lebanon. DSPR works to empower people and give equal opportunities to refugees, by focusing on economic empowerment, social and economic rights, relief response and advocacy. 
  • Dar al Kalima University 
    Dar al Kalima University was established in 2006 as the first institution of higher education in Palestine to focus its educational objectives on the performing arts, visual arts, and cultural heritage. The University’s founders believe in the importance of the arts in raising the level of cultural and societal awareness and in the development of a vibrant and active civil society. In 2019, the University opened a branch in Gaza. It is one of the only spaces in Gaza where art takes place. The University has five colleges with eight bachelor programs and eight diploma programs. They work actively to educate students in civic engagement and the role of youth in civil society. Dar al Kalima also build networks for the students to be able to connect with artists from Palestine, the Middle East region and the rest of the world. 
    Dar al Kalima University 

  • Sabeel  
    Sabeel is a Palestinian Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center striving towards theological liberation through instilling the Christian faith in the daily lives of those who suffer under occupation, violence, injustice, and discrimination. Sabeel strengthens the local Christian community as it works towards restorative justice, inclusivity and non-violence. Sabeel organizes Bible study groups to study Jesus’ message in the parables. The study groups enables local Christian communities to connect their faith with current realities, provides input into the ongoing development of Palestinian Liberation Theology and shares questions that opens the Scriptures to be applied to daily life.  

  • Lutheran World Federation World Service – Jerusalem
    The Lutheran World Federation established their work in Jerusalem in order to respond to the acute needs of Palestinian refugees immediately after the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Today, LWF Jerusalem runs vocational training centres in Jerusalem and Ramallah to empower youth to live resilient lives and to access market relevant employment. LWF Jerusalem also runs the Augusta Victoria Hospital, which is specialized in oncology, nephrology and diabetes. AVH is the only hospital in which Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza can access specialized health care. To preserve the multi-ethnic, multi-religious character of Jerusalem, LWF is supporting affordable housing for Palestinian Christians and ensures the overall protection of the Mount of Olives property. Church of Sweden has been a partner and supporter of LWF Jerusalem since the beginning
    LWF Jerusalem 

  • Christian Aid and Najdeh 
    Christian Aid is working in partnership with the organisation Najdeh to provide humanitarian assistance and community led support in the Palestinian refugee camps of Shatila and Dbayeh. The humanitarian support is provided through cash assistance.
    Christian Aid

  • North East Syria 
    Act Church of Sweden has been supporting Syrian refugees since 2013, both in Syria and in the neighbouring countries. The humanitarian response in Syria is community-based and focus on providing psychosocial support and mine risk education. 

Latin America

  • Consejo Latinoamericano de Iglesias 
    The Latin American Council of Churches (Consejo Latinoamericano de Iglesias, CLAI) works, among other things, on "ecumenism in action" at both regional and national levels.
    Consejo Latinoamericano de Iglesias - CLAI | Facebook
  • Juventud Para Cristo (JPC)
    Youth for Christ (JPC) aims to develop a gospel lifestyle, with values of justice, peace, solidarity, tolerance, love and respect for diversity.
  • Red Jesusita con Migrantes (RJM)
    The Society of Jesus is a Religious Order of the Catholic Church. Its members are popularly known as Jesuits. Founded by Ignatius of Loyola in 1540, it is today spread over 127 countries where 19,564 companions work for the evangelization of the world, in defence of the faith and the promotion of justice, in permanent cultural and interreligious dialogue. 
    Red Jesusita Con Migrantes
  • Lutheran World Federation World Service – Central Amerika (LWF Central Amerika)
    LWF-DWS Central America program started during the civil war in El Salvador in 1983, Guatemala joined in 1997 after the end of the civil war. The program was extended to Honduras and Nicaragua in 2005. LWF works mainly through local partners in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and regionally.

  • Iglesia Christina Luterana de Honduras (ICLH)
    The Lutheran Church in Honduras has been in existence for almost 20 years and works in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba.
  • Jotay
    Jotay is a program in Guatemala working with more than 35 local organizations.  The aim is to support Guatemalan civil society actors, including churches and ecumenical organizations, in their work for gender equality, sustainable livelihoods, greater respect for human rights and peace.

  • Diakonia 

    Diakonia is an aid organization based on Christian values and works together with local partner organizations for lasting change for the most vulnerable people in the world. 


    DIPAZ is a dialogue forum of Colombian churches, Faiths Based Organizations and theological institutions working together in peacebuilding, gender justice and reconciliation process. DiPaz has a mandate recognized in the final Peace Agreement 2016 between Colombian State and ex-guerrilla group FARC-EP. DiPaz is working with the World Council of Churches and Colombia ACT Forum members in the peace process participating as an accompanying in two peace tables talks (ELN-EMC-FARC). 

    Iglesia Evangélica Luterana de Colombia (IELCO) 

    The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colombia (Iglesia Evangelica Luterana de Colombia - IELCO) is a member of the Lutheran World Federation and has 25 congregations served by 27 pastors, evangelists and laymen. 

    Facultad de Teolgía de la Javeriana (PUJ) 

    PUJ is the Catholic University of Colombia with the Faculty of Theology. The Faculty of Theology 

    has existed since 1937, but has its origins in a theological institution established in the early 1600s.  

    The university currently has 23,000 students and is widely recognized for, among other things, the high standard of its research and for the social and technological projects it carries out in Colombia's most vulnerable regions.  

    Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz (CIJP) 

    CIJP is an organization with 34 years of experience, based in communities made up of ethnic and peasant groups. It has developed the concept of "territorial global peace" whose purpose is to build peace from below based on processes of dialogue between victims and perpetrators that lead to truth, restorative justice, guarantees of non-repetition to remain in their territories. 

    Buisness and Human Rights Resource Centre (CIEDH) 

    Buisness and Human rights resource centre aims to end poverty and injustice worldwide by focusing on seven key areas. This involves working in partnership with local organisations, as well as with governments and the private sector.  


    The Catholic University of Colombia is based on a Faculty of Theology. The Church of Sweden has been collaborating with the Faculty of Theology in a regional research project on the theme of Theology and Sexual and Reproductive Health since 2011. The University of Javeriana is widely recognized for the high standard of its research and for the social and technological projects it carries out in Colombia's most vulnerable regions 

    Lutheran World Federation World Service – Colombia (LWF Colombia) 

    LWF Colombia is rights-based and locally anchored in its work. They address the underlying causes of conflict in both Arauca and Chocó by working on land rights, rural development, and livelihood issues. 

    Asociación Cristiana Menonita para Justicia, Paz y Acción Noviolenta - Justapaz  

    The organization works via local partner Gempaz who supports women´s political participation in the peace process. Ecumenical values empowering local female leaderships and organizational strengthening are part of the ingredients in the project.  


    SweFOR (KRF)is a long-time partner to Act CoS and Sida in the area of Human Rights defenders protection in Colombia. This project is a financial contribution to the program "Comprehensive protection of human rights defenders in Colombia 2022-2025" implemented by SweFOR Colombia. 

    The SweFOR´s program in Colombia (2022-2025) focuses on promoting greater security, legitimacy and an increased space of action for human rights defenders who fight for the peace, justice and a sustainable society without violence. 


    Red Nacional de Mujeres (Corporación para el Desarrollo Humano – Humanizar) 

    RNM is a network of women organizations working for 30 years in processes and implementing projects  for the guarantee, promotion and defense of the rights of women in Colombia. 

    Women in Action for Peacebuilding seeks to "increase the effective and autonomous participation of women in the territories prioritised by the project in the formulation and implementation of public policies that guarantee women's rights, within the framework of peacebuilding and a democratic and inclusive society" 

  • Lutheran World Federation World Service – Haiti (LWF Haiti)
    LVF DWS started its program in the Caribbean in 1983 to support political refugees in the Caribbean and in the United States, and has been operating in Haiti since 1997. LVF Haiti applies a rights-based and integrated approach.  The work places a strong emphasis on strengthening local capacity and people's empowerment.
  • Christian Aid Haiti
    Christian Aid Haiti is a Christian organization that insists the world must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a dignified life, free from poverty. They provide urgent, practical, and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.
    Christian Aid
  • DKH (Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe)
    Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe has been providing humanitarian assistance for more than 65 years. Churches and church-based organisations are united by a shared understanding of the concepts of Diakonie (social welfare), which motivates us to provide aid. DKH helps people in need as a result of conflict or disaster.
  • RJM/ SJM
    Red Jesuita con Migrantes works in the Latin American and Caribbean promoting and defending the human rights of migrants, displaced persons and more vulnerable refugees and their families addressing the structural causes and linking with other initiatives and civil and ecclesial network.

Lutheran World Federation national programme. Since 1983 LWF Central America operates in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. There, common threats to vulnerable populations include limited, fragmented economic growth; forced and voluntary migration; continued violation of basic human rights; militarization and insecurity; and natural disasters. As a response, LWF Central America conducts projects in the areas of food security, climate change, human rights and gender justice, migration, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and and humanitarian assistance. In Honduras LWF assist our work with: 

  • Las Ecumenicas Por El Derecho a Decidir.
    A feminist organization of women believers in several faiths. They work with youth activists on battle against religious fundamentalism affecting women’s rights. They have an observatory taking notes of cases of violence against women. 

  • Las Hormigas.
    An organization working with the
    Lencas indigenous groups on prevention of gender-based violence. CoS is supporting them to work with capacity building and institutional strengthening, they provide consultations with lawyers and psychologists.

  • Centro de Estudio de la Mujer en Honduras (CEM-H).
    Works against violence using art and theater, with students in educational centers. They also work with advocacy and trainings to strengthen the protection capacities of women's rights organizations and provide with case management. 

  • ACT Forum Honduras.
    We support ACT Alliance national forum in Honduras, where many organizations and churches work collaboratively in humanitarian work and disaster risk reduction. 

  • Iglesia Cristiana Luterana de Honduras (ICLH).
    The Lutheran Church in Honduras has been in existence for almost 20 years and works in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba. They work with diaconia and social justice matters including migration, gender justice, risk preparedness. 

Foro de Mujeres Por la Vida. Foro de Mujeres por la Vida is an articulation or platform of women's organizations and unorganized women, who have been joining forces since 2003, with the aim of merging experiences and forces in the defense of women's human rights in the northern part of the country. Since its inception, the Forum is proposed as a pilot experience that links women of diverse thoughts and articulates organizations that promote processes from the grassroots, aimed at achieving a better life for women. This space allows accompaniment, from diverse experiences, in the tasks of training, analysis, debate and proposals on specific problems; maintaining a policy of respect and tolerance for the differences of each one. It is a space that brings together the strengths and creativity of each organization, from sharing and making the road together.  

Jotay. Is a joint program of four organisations: Norwegian Church Aid, Act Church of Sweden, Bread for the World and the Lutheran World Federation. A common foundation is the ecumenical identity, and it aims to mobilize and encourage faith-based civil leadership to promote human rights in Guatemala and to challenge the foundations of social injustice. The work is based on flour areas: Gender justice, Enviromental management, human rights and humanitarian aid . The joint program Jotay supports more than 25 local partners spread through Guatemala. Some examples of these organisations are: AGIMS (gener justice), CEDEPCA (theological reflection and humanitarian aid),  COPAE (democracy and human rights), SERJUS (food security) 

  • Faculdades EST – ISAEC 
    Faculdades EST- ISAEC is a training and research centre in Brazil. Its overall objective is to promote academic education and foster scientific research in the humanities and applied social sciences, linguistics, languages, arts and health.
  • Iglesia Luterana Costarricense (ILCO)
    ILCO, the Lutheran Church, is a small church in Costa Rica that is active in advocacy and social work for the most vulnerable people in Costa Rica.
  • Centro Bartolomé de las Casas (CBC)
    IBC provides civil society leaders (mainly churches)  tools for democratic participation. Training and publications support leaders in their analysis of key societal problems and possible solutions - not least on environmental and natural resource extraction issues - and strengthen their capacity to take a stand and act to claim their rights and influence decisions that affect them, not least at the local level
    Is an organisation that works to develop children and adolescents’ capacities against violence, develops adult capacities for treatment, care and gender equity. Their work covers production of programs, teaching materials, training of educators and technicians, institutions and networks as well as biblical-theological reflection. CLAVES also produces awareness campaigns with children and adolescents.
  • Protection International 
    Is an organisation which supports human rights defenders in developing their security and protection management strategies.


  • Christian Conference of Asia (CCA)
    The Christian Conference of Asia is a regional ecumenical organization with about 100 members who are churches, national Christian councils and other Christian organizations from Asia and Australia/New Zealand. The Council works on church collaboration, global justice and sustainability issues and gender issues.
  • Southern Asia Forum for Freedom of Religion or Belief (SAFFoRB)
    It is a network that is working on issues regarding religious freedom.

  • Ecumenical Church Loan Fund (ECLOF)
    ECLOF Myanmar is a credit institution which seeks to promote human development program. ECLOF has five main program sectors - Livelihood and Food Security, WASH, Microfinance, Environmental Conservation and Emergency Relief. They are implementing in Dry Zone region, Delta region, and Yangon Division.
  • Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service Myanmar (LWF Myanmar)
    LWF Myanmar is an international non-governmental organisation based in Geneva. LWF Myanmar works rights-based in some of the least developed states such as Rakhine, Chin and Kayin
    LWF Myanmar
  • Myanmar Council of Churches (MCC)
    MCC is the Ecumenical Church Council of Myanmar. The objective of the council is to support the churches in their mission, diaconal and ecumenical work and to strengthen ecumenical formation and cooperation. The council was founded in 1914 by protestant missionary agencies.*
  • Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT) / Gender Studies Centre
    MIT is the only Christian theological seminar in Myanmar. Cooperation around theological education, a Master in Gender and Theology and GBV awareness. 

  • Henry Martyn Institute (HMI)
    The Henry Martyn Institute: the International Centre for Research, Interfaith Relations and Reconciliation (HMI) is an ecumenical Christian organization that promotes reconciliation between people of different faiths, both through academic research and reflection and through practical work for conflict transformation.
  • Inter Faith Coalition for Peace (ICP)
    ICP works to empower religious leaders to contribute to peaceful coexistence between different religious groups in India.
    ICP India
  • Lutheran World Service India Trust (LWSIT)
    Lutheran World Service India Trust (LWSIT) was established in the early 1970s during Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan to meet the humanitarian needs that occurred due to the movement. Operations were run under the auspices of LWF until 2008 when the field office became an independent aid agency.
  • Christian Service Agency (CSA)
    CSA is a branch of NCCI which stands for the National Council of Churches in India. While NCCI implements interventions, it is CSA that receives and reports on foreign grants.
    NCC India
  • United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India (UELCI)
    UELCI is a fellowship of 12 Lutheran churches in India with a combined membership of about 4.5 million people. It was originally formed in 1926, UELCI works to promote gender justice, youth leadership, Dalit and Adivasi empowerment, theological education, HIV-AIDS, peace and reconciliation.

  • Christian Study Centre (CSC)
    The Christian Study Centre in Rawalpindi was established in 1967 as an academic institution to support Christians in Pakistan. The inspiration came from the Henry Martyn Institute in India, which established in 1930 in Hyderabad. The Institute seeks to support understanding for churches and their role in Pakistan.
    Christian Study Centre | Facebook
  • Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)
    Norwegian Church Aid is an ecumenical aid organization for global justice. It provides humanitarian aid, works for long-term development, and seeks to influence decision-makers, businesses and religious leaders to respect human rights.
  • Talitha Koomi Welfare Center (TKWC)
    Talitha Koomi Welfare Center is a women's rights and legal aid centre in Lahore, Pakistan. The organization is independent, but its board is linked to the Church of Pakistan.

  • ECPAT Philippines 
    ECPAT Philippines focus is advocacy work. They have a prominent role in the civil society as an expert in commercial sexual exploitation of children. ECPAT receives support from the Church of Sweden for work against child sex tourism and child pornography. 
    Ecpat Philipppines
  • National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP)
    The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) was formed in 1963. The NCCP is an ecumenical fellowship of Protestants and non-Roman Catholic churches in the Philippines working for unity in faith and order. This implies providing the churches opportunities for common prophetic witness and service in responding to the people's issues, specifically justice and peace, human dignity and rights and the integrity of creation.
    Ncc Philippines
  • Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI)
    Iglesia Filipina Independiente is an indigenous Catholic Church established in 1902 as part of the country's independence movement from Spanish and American colonization. The church has 6-8 million members and is one of the most influential in the ecumenical movement.
    IFI Philippines
  • Bahay Tuluyan
    Bahay Tuluyan is a children's rights organization that works with children in vulnerable environments or situations. The organization has several programs to promote the implementation of child safeguarding in different contexts. Their work is considered pioneering and has therefore become the standard for the Ministry of Social Affairs' recommendations
    Bahay Tuluyan
  • Kanlungan sa Er-Ma (KSEM)
    Kanlungan Sa Er-Ma is a children's rights organization that works with programs that include community outreach to families and children in vulnerable situations, drop-in centres, and short-term and long-term housing for boys and girls.
  • Aglipay Central Theological Seminary ACTS
    Aglipay Central Theological Seminary, ACTS, is a theological training institution for future priests of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, (IFI). ACTS accepts students from all over the country.
    ACTS Media | Facebook


A full list of our networks and memberships

Our memberships & networks

  • ACT Alliance EU
  • Concord EU
  • Ecumenical Adovacy Alliance EAA
  • Fairtrade Sweden
  • Swedwatch
  • SMC - Faith in Development
  • Sphere 
  • Oikocredit 
  • Right Livelihood Award Siftelsen
  • Core Humanitarian Standard
  • World Council of Churches 
  • Lutheran World Federation
  • ACT Alliance 
  • Eurodad
  • Eurodiaconia
  • Climate Action Network (CAN)
  • Giva Sverige 
  • Side By Side 
  • Faith to Action

  • Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors
  • Global Public Investment Network
  • Kunskapsforum för religion och utveckling
  • Global Network Initatitve
  • IWAG – Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises

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