Church of Sweden, International Mission and Diakonia (CoS)

Work related to the ACT Development in the Svenska kyrkan or Church of Sweden is run by the international department and is divided into three areas.

Sustainable development programme
For people to live in dignity, poverty must be fought. Church of Sweden works to address economic, social and cultural rights, particularly the right to food, livelihood, social welfare, education and health.

Democracy, peace and security programme
Church of Sweden wants to contribute to just, peaceful, safe democratic societies in which human beings are respected and defended. The work is directed towards the process of building strong and relevant actors in civil society institutions as it is to empowering people to defend their dignity and claim their rights. Empowerment is an important step towards alleviating poverty. It is equally important that working for democracy, peace and justice implies working with advocacy and building awareness.