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We invited policymakers and civil society actors to help us connect the dots between freedom of religion or belief and civic space. The discussion illustrated a need for increased dialogue between advocates for democracy and advocates for freedom of religion or belief.
We want to share a story from Ghana. It is about how more than forty years ago our member organisation ADRA laid the foundations for a small vocational school that has today grown into a thriving university.
Sanna Svensson, Advisor
We at SMC work with different civil society actors around the world – many of which are faith-based. In this article we provide a checklist for understanding the role of freedom of religion or belief in civic space analysis.
Hanna Toorell, Desk officer
Children’s rights are a recurring theme in the final reports we have read for 2020. Hanna Toorell talks in her column about how some of our partners work to strengthen children’s rights over time.
During three highly appreciated days, Illiasou Adamou from Niger taught the art of conducting both development but above all humanitarian projects in line with Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS).
We invite our member organisations to a day were we talk about the heart of mission – about what we put into the concept of holistic mission and how we can work ecumenically to learn from each other.
Many are disappointed after this week’s International Donors’ Conference for Yemen. Our member organisations ADRA and PMU’s local partners work in Yemen.
Matilda Pearson, Communications, press officer
An external evaluation concludes that our international work to promote religious freedom for all is very successful.
Every year, the Nordic Mission Councils meet for exchange of experience and networking. This year, it was naturally done digitally, which also enabled more people to participate.
Over 100 participants logged on to “SMC Network Inspirational Day” – our international and digital adaptation of the annual membership days.