The Common Responsibility Campaign for 2021

The Common Responsibility Campaign for 2021 endeavours to help the economically disadvantaged elderly in Finland and throughout the world.

A total of 20% of the proceeds go to emergency aid provided through domestic national partners. The Church’s Diaconal Fund allocates Common Responsibility proceeds to emergency relief activities in co-operation with local parishes.  The campaign seeks to relieve the financial strain and improve the quality of life for those elderly who are in the weakest position. One of our national partners, the Church Training College, is establishing a nationwide network of adult educational institutions that will provide the elderly with free training in digital skills starting in 2022.

A total of 20% of the proceeds will remain with parishes for the purpose of easing the lives of the elderly on a local level.

Altogether 60% of the proceeds are channelled through the work of our international partner, the Disaster Relief Fund of Finn Church Aid, with the aim of facilitating a dignified life for the elderly living in the world’s disaster areas. One of our international diaconal target countries is Uganda.

Fundraising for 2021 will get underway on 7 February 2021. The patron of the fundraising campaign is the President of the Republic, and the manager of the campaign for 2021 is Matti Repo, Bishop of the Diocese of Tampere.