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Diakonia "is a global network of people, organisations and churches working towards more people living a life in dignity. We support 400 partners in about 30 countries.

"Diakonia's goal is a fair and sustainable development in which living standards for the most vulnerable people are improved, and democracy, human rights and equality are respected. The starting point for this is the gospel with Jesus as the role model...

"Donations from individuals and congregations are the basis and prerequisite for our work. For every SEK (Swedish currency) that is donated to Diakonia, the Swedish Development Agency, Sida, contributes with nine SEK. In addition, both Sida and the EU contribute with 100 percent funding for some projects." [1]

"Our organisation was established in 1966 under the name Free Church Aid." [2]


Accessed May 2008: [3]

The Mission Covenant Church of Sweden

The Baptist Union of Sweden

The Swedish Alliance Mission


The Methodist Church in Sweden


Web: http://www.diakonia.se/sa/node.asp?node=469

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  1. About, Diakonia, accessed May 25, 2008.
  2. History, Diakonia, accessed May 25, 2008.
  3. Directors, Diakonia, accessed May 25, 2008.