The Free Church Federation in Finland (FS), which was founded in 1936, is an umbrella organization for six Swedish speaking evangelical Free Church denominations in Finland. The cooperation through FS has developed over the years and today the main function of the organization is to coordinate the member organizations’ development aid projects. FS represents about 4500 members in the Swedish speaking parts of Finland.
The purpose of the organization is to:
Be a forum for fellowship, consultation and cooperation for the religious communities and Christian associations and organizations that are members of FS.
Promote the common interests of the members of the free churches regarding freedom of religion, equality, legislation and development aid.
Be the free churches’ tool for cooperation and coordination of activities that are of common interest of all member organizations, and speak of behalf of all the member organizations regarding those issues.
Coordinate the member organizations’ development aid and support the implementation of joint efforts and relief operations in different parts of the world in order to decrease destitution and poverty.
Promote human rights, equality, solidarity as well as a sober and a healthy lifestyle development.
FS Globals Mission & Vision
Their mission is to help the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world. This takes place in societies where their member organizations work in collaboration with local partners. By considering man as a whole and her total needs they contribute to a sustainable FS’ vision – ”From grassroot to grassroot”
FS wants to help the individual and the member organizations in Finland to see their potential to influence and support a positive development for vulnerable people all over the world, and specially in those environments where they already operate.
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