• Introduction

    SMC- Faith in Development is a faith-based organisation. We see our work as a holistic response to God's calling. Social and prophetic work are expressions of the same calling as proclaiming the gospel with words. 

    We proudly highlight our ambition to be "bilingual", i.e. to simulta-neously master a rights-based language, which dominates in international development cooperation, and a theological language that captures our vision and our driving forces. 

    We must be rooted in our Christian faith when we seek direction for our work, make policy decisions or prophetically express ourselves about contemporary issues. Theological reflection is an important part of our work and something we want to share within our network.                    Our theological work also includes participating in, following and spreading influences from, the global, often ecumenical, networks significant to our member organizations.

    • Resources

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      The Lausanne Covenant (1974) is widely regarded as one of the most significant documents in modern church history.  It defined what it means to be evangelical, and challenged Christians to work together to make Jesus Christ known throughout the world. Download the document in 20 languages!              

      WCC's document on Ecumenical discernment seeks vision, concepts, and directions for a renewed understanding and practice of mission and evangelism in changing landscapes (2013). 

      Very rich and useful document on how to speak both the language of theology and of Human rights by ACT Alliance and WCC (2022). A platform for the churches and ecumenical partners worldwide for acting and reflecting together.

      Receptive Ecumenism: here described as an ecumenism of the wounded hands. It brings to the fore the self-critical hospitality, humble learning, and ongoing conversion that have always been quietly essential to ecumenical work. “What do we, in our tradition, need to learn and receive, with integrity, from others?” 

      "Diakonin behöver vara tvåspråkig – och tala både teologins och de mänskliga rättigheternas språk" By Petter Jakobsson, SMC.

      The Swedish version of WCC's  "Together Towards Life - Mission and Evangelism in changing landscapes".

      An ecumenical pilgrimage on the topic of mission, inspired by Receptive ecumenism.
      • Visit Christian Movements' websites

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        Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

        The World Council of Churches is an ecumenical organisation with Protestant and Orthodox churches as members, but with other major Christian church families as observers. 

        The World Evangelical Alliance is an international network for the evangelical movement.

        Micah Network is an international network that emphasizes Integral Mission.