What is Cese

Action Strategies


CESE’s work is guided by the following action strategies, which reinforce one another:




Project Services: to support the initiatives of indigenous and traditional populations, family farmers, the landless, those affected by large-scale projects and urban groups.





Dialogue and ecumenical relationships: to strengthen the defence of rights and undertake advocacy from an ecumenical and interreligious perspective.







Training: to build organizations’ capacity in managing funds; ecumenism; planning, monitoring, evaluation and systematization; political advocacy; institutional development; fundraising.






Dialogue and networking: to approach the ecumenical work of grassroots movements and expand participation in strategic forums and joint activities.





Political advocacy: to set out CESE’s public position at national and international level, alongside the social and ecumenical movements.







Strategic communication: to raise awareness so society engagesin the defence of human rights, as a counterbalance to the conventional media, increasing visibility of the causes defended by CESE and its partners.



CESE works at national level, with priority given to the North, Northeast and Centre-West regions.  CESE’s work is based on the ecumenism of rights, mobilizing churches and ecumenical organizations – in coordination with other expressions of faith – to position themselves in favour of democracy and of rights, in solidarity with the struggles of grassroots movements.  Its approach is one of popular education, which presupposes listening and whose starting point is the wisdom, knowledge and accumulated practices of the social organizations with which it works.