Jørn Lemvik steps down

Because of health problems, Jørn Lemvik is no longer able to continue as the Secretary General of Digni.

They wanted to share the idea of equality

The Reformation and later Haugianism nurtured the concept of equality, which became the driving force behind the Norwegian foreign missions movement.

Church important for fighting poverty

80 percent of the world’s population considers religion an important part of life – because of this, churches are major agents in international aid work, according to the Danish campaign ‘Global Diaconia.’

Will keep an eye on where the money goes

Digni has a new controller who will focus on anticorruption measures.

A long time before poverty is abolished

The world has reached a number of milestones in working toward the abolition of extreme poverty, yet the concentration of wealth is nonetheless increasing at an alarming rate.

Transforming the idea of masculinity

–How do you change people’s perceptions about masculinity to stop male dominance and GBV? Prabu Deepan from the British based organisation TearFund tells that the religious communities are the main key to transformation.

–Great to be asked for advise

To be asked for advice about our new Strategy, was the most memorable thing at Digni’s Network meeting in Kenya for Bishow Samhika, representing the Salvation Army.

Recipients not invited for hearings

A fresh Digni survey shows that partners in the global south feel incapacitated by governments forming the development politics without even asking for their opinions.

The micro-bank that grew large

It startet with 5 million USD in support from Norway. 20 years later, the micro-bank in Bolivia has more than tenfolded the investment by their own.

WHAT KIND OF CIVIL SOCIETY DO WE REALLY WANT?

- Now the bureaucrats, politicians, civil society, and the academy must work together, Secretary General Jørn Lemvik writes.

– Corruption creates inequality

Digni and Wycliffe launches new anti-corruption course. - We are already looking forward to start using the new course, says program director Huma Sadaf from Pakistan.

“Women are stepping forward now”

Major growth in the number of women in the parish parish councils in Western Ethiopia.