ADRA believes

  • That through humanitarian acts we make known the just, merciful and loving character of God. 
  • That to work with those in need is an expression of our love for God. 
  • That the compassionate ministry of Jesus is its own abundant motive and reward. 
  • It is an agency of change, and an instrument of grace and providence. 
  • That a true and equitable partnership with those in need will result in a practical and dynamic relationship and in sustainable change. 
  • That age, gender, race, and culture enrich our communities and our endeavours, and are assets to be nurtured and developed.
  • In participatory development which is gender inclusive and provides equal opportunity to individuals of differing ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. 
  • That all persons have equal rights to health, education, self-realization and fulfilment of socio-economic potential. 
  • That the complete utilization of women's capabilities is a vital component of the development process, and of a successful society. 
  • That every child should have a future filled with opportunity, and the freedom to choose his or her future. 
  • That information and participatory training free individuals to fulfill their potential. 
  • That families and communities are the building blocks of personal character and society. 
  • That each society must care for and faithfully manage the natural resources of the world. 
  • That all resources, opportunities, and advantages are gifts which must be responsibly managed and shared. 
  • Its constituencies are defined through its primary relationships including the Church, the donors, the communities and other development partners. 
  • That integrity at every level is an appropriate expectation due all partners in the development process.

 

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