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Our aims and values

Basic ways of working in Christian Aid

  1. Christian Aid exists to help those in need – regardless of religion, ethnicity or nationality.

  2. Christian Aid works with and through partners overseas: churches, ecumenical bodies, local NGOs and movements who have common values and competence in poverty eradication.

  3. Christian Aid engages and serves churches, supporters, volunteers and the wider community to strengthen the movement to eradicate poverty and social injustice.

  4. Christian Aid recognises the complex nature and causes of poverty. Yet poverty is about disempowerment and the fundamental cause is the misuse and inequality of power.

  5. Christian Aid is a faith based organisation and takes seriously its commitment to work with people and organisations of other faiths in the belief that people of faith can make a positive contribution to public debate, policy and action on issues of poverty eradication.  Inter-faith dialogue and cooperation is important to Christian Aid.

  6. Working with others: Christian Aid recognises that it cannot eradicate poverty by itself. It participates in and promotes alliances, networks, coalitions and cooperation in poverty eradication. 

  7. A wider movement for change and social justice requires the combined efforts of governments, businesses, faith communities, civil society working together.

  8. Christian Aid has an integrated approach to poverty eradication – working on humanitarian relief, long term development, specific advocacy issues and campaigns for change and influence.

  9. Christian Aid takes seriously its commitment to measuring impact, making a difference and having leverage for greater results.

  10. Christian Aid wants to be a leading force against global poverty that is a well managed, flexible and professional organisation that is accountable to a variety of key stakeholders.

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