We stand together. For dignity. For equality. For justice
Everyone is equal in the sight of God. Yet we live in a world where poverty still persists.
Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives.
For over 70 years, they’ve been standing with the poorest of our neighbours. They work in 37 countries, with people of all faiths and none, to stand up for dignity, equality and justice.
With the help of their incredible supporters and partners, they’ve achieved so much in 70 years.
Their groundbreaking work began in 1945, when it was founded by British and Irish churches to help refugees following the Second World War.
For more than 70 years, they have provided humanitarian relief and long-term development support for poor communities worldwide, while highlighting suffering, tackling injustice and championing people’s rights.
What They Believe
Their belief that poverty can be ended is based on their understanding of scripture and the work of a creative, loving God.
It is an international development agency for 41 sponsoring churches and keen to serve and work with other churches, too. They were established so that the sponsoring churches and others ‘could respond to Christ’s command to care for all in need’.
Their values are rooted in their Christian belief and are based on their understanding of relational theology, which asserts that human beings are called to have a special relationship with God and in turn to have a particular relationship with one another.
Everything they do is in response to God’s gift to the world, of his son Jesus Christ. Jesus promised ‘good news’ for the poor and ‘freedom’ for the oppressed, calling them to action.
Jesus called his followers to ‘love God and love your neighbour’. Through his life and teaching, his death and his resurrection, he inspired his followers to love God, love their neighbours and long for justice.
Their faith in God, and in his loving relationship with us, gives them confidence and hope that poverty can be ended, despite all that might stand in the way.