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Guidelines | May 12, 2009

Protocol for Relations with Church Partners

To support the process of developing relations with the Church, CRS presents this protocol for relationships with Church partners, designed to strengthen bonds of solidarity and promote a strategic dialogue in our service to the poor. The protocol presents guidelines and ideas for building Church relations and developing complementary visions, as well as principles for strengthening relationships and maintaining a strategic dialogue.

CONTENTS

  • CRS Partnerships with the Church

  • Background: CRS and Its Relations with National Churches

  • How CRS Can Be a Better Partner

  • Working with National and Local Church Structures

  • Active Management of the Church Partnership

  • Good Practices for Partnership Relations with the Church

  • Appendix: Quick Reminder Sheet