Partner sein works closely together with other Swiss organisations which pursue similar aims, especially with the relief organizations of the two other sister Churches. Since 1993, Bread for all, Fastenopfer and Partner sein appear on a common platform in the Ecumenical Lenten Campaign. Through the Lenten agenda, the poster action and media work a large part of the Swiss population is reached. Every Old catholic household is especially invited to donate to the Lenten Campaign, and many parishes organise or get involved in special events, particularly ecumenical, to increase the donations. In addition, a special mission collect is raised on Trinity Sunday (the Sunday after Pentecost) in every Old catholic church in Switzerland.
The Motto of the Ecumenical Lenten Campaign 2020 is:
Together for an agriculture that secures our future.
Since 1969 Fastenopfer and Bread for all have particularly engaged themselves in their joint ecumenical campaigns to work against poverty and for the rights and dignity of people. Since 1993 Partner sein has actively worked together with them. Our ambition, to change peoples way of thinking and achieve our goals will be continued in the Jubilee campaign 2020.
The Ecumenical Campaign 2020 revolves around the issue of seeds. We can see that a tradition thousands of years old, the preservation of traditional knowledge, the cultivation of regional seeds and thus the nutrition of humanity is threatened. On the other hand, we learn from our partner organizations in Africa, Latin America and Asia that an agriculture that relies on natural, regionally adapted seeds is sustainable and a response to the challenges posed by climate change.
But these local seeds are threatened by new plant variety protection laws and the interests of multinational agricultural corporations. However, successful farming that ensures food security for all people still needs access to and control over its resources, including seeds.