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Through our philosophy of Human and Community Development, we emphasize:

Respecting each person:
  • We respect and uphold the sacredness of human life and the dignity and worth of each person. (Gn. 1:26-27; 2:7)
  • We empower each other and others in physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth and healing. (Jn. 10:10; Mt. 10:7-8, 12)
  • We respond to those in need, giving preference to the poor and oppressed. (Is. 58:6-7; Mt. 5:7)
  • We promote justice and peace for all in collaboration with others. (Is. 42:6-7; 1 Cor. 12:4-7, 12)

Creating caring communities:
  • We create caring communities in which the needs of  those serving and being served are met. (Eph. 2:19-22)
  • We live a life centered in Christ, integrating prayer and action. (Gal. 2:20; Mt. 5:13-16)
  • We witness the gospel values of justice, reconciliation, peace and love. (Is. 61:1; Jn. 13:34-35)
  • We foster shared responsibility. (Gal. 6.2, 5, 7, 9; Ex. 18:24-26)