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Keywords

church-city-missions, diaconal, faith-based, Kirkens Bymisjon, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), nursing, vulnerable people groups

 

Authors

  1. Cone, Pamela H.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Caring for vulnerable persons is a global humanitarian and nursing concern. The Norwegian Kirkens Bymisjon system cares for vulnerable people groups in 40 cities, serving as a model for other countries. In 2009, church-city-mission collaborations in Bergen, Trondheim, and Tromso were visited; follow-up data were collected in 2014. At each site, a combination of the diaconal organization, the city or municipality, and donors from the private sector identify and establish a governing board, analyze vulnerable groups most in need of service, and build programs to meet needs.