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What is Felm?

Promoting human dignity and justice around the world

Felm is a faith-based organization working on a holistic misson: church cooperation, development, peace and reconciliation, advocacy and emergency relief. We work with local lutheran churches and NGOs in 30 countries around the world.

Felm is an agency of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELF)  for its international work. Felm currently works in 30 countries with more than 100 partner churches and organisations. As one of the largest Finnish civil society organisations working in global development Felm also receives funding from Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Felm´s work aims to promote human dignity and justice around the world. The Christian message of hope, faith and neighbourly love has been the cornerstone of our work for almost 160 years.

Felm and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland have signed a charter on Church`s Mission work for the period of 2018–2023. All the parishes of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland are members of Felm and take part in the organization’s decision-making process in the Annual General Meeting. Every year some 400 participants from 300 parishes and member organisations participate in General Meeting held in May-June.

Development work in Ethiopia.