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In partnership

Collaborating and cooperating with other churches and organisations is at the core of Church of Sweden’s international mission.

As a church, we are part of the worldwide community of churches. By working with local organisations and churches, we are better able to contribute to long-term sustainable development in the contexts in which our partner organisations operate.

Church of Sweden cooperates with churches, church-related organisations and other faith-based organisations as well as secular organisations.  

Church of Sweden is a member of the World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation, and has been ever since their inception.

ACT Alliance

Together with other churches and church-related organisations, Church of Sweden is part of the global ACT Alliance. ACT, which stands for Action by Churches Together, is a network for disaster relief, development and advocacy. 

The ACT Quality and Accountability Framework (QAF) summarises standards of quality towards which the ACT governing bodies, ACT members and the ACT secretariat can be held to account by our stakeholders, and by each other. It states ACT’s primary commitments and sets out an implementation plan and actions for improvement. It seeks to ensure that members have mechanisms of accountability to beneficiaries. Read the Mandatory policies for ACT members

We are committed to follow the core humanitarian standard

Members of CHS are committed to meeting the highest standards of accountability and quality management.

The Standard: 

Core Humanitarian Standard. Communities and people affected by crisis. Impartiality – Neutrality – Independence - Humanity

1. Humanitarian response is appropriate and relevant.

2. Humanitarian response is effective and timely.

3. Humanitarian response strengthens local capacities and avoids negative effects.

4. Humanitarian response is based on communication, participation and feedback.

5. Complaints are welcomed and addressed.

6. Humanitarian response is coordinated and complementary.

7. Humanitarian actors continuously learn and improve.

8. Staff are supported to do their job effectively, and are treated fairly and equitably.

9. Resources are managed and used responsibly for their intended purpose.

Read more on CHS website.