Act Church of Sweden started with Church of Sweden Mission, formed in 1874. Today, the international work is fully integrated in the Church of Sweden. (6 million members) Our identity as a church form the basis of our international commitment. The priorities reflect the breadth of the global ecumenical cooperation that we are a part of and which builds on the potential that exists in cooperation with other ACT Alliance members in regional and national ACT forums. The Act Church of Sweden`s work can contribute, in particular, to help create contacts and synergies between churches, faith-based partners and other actors in the development work, for example, specialised thematic resource organisations, the private sector and academic institutions. The aim is to support local churches and civil society organisations to be viable and dynamic actors, which contribute, through a human-rights-based approach, to help create a platform for people to be recognised, make an impact and be heard.