Our values derive from our Christian faith and our love and compassion for the people we serve, our overseas partners and the Catholic community in Scotland. They are firmly rooted in Scripture, Church Teaching and Catholic Social Teaching. We aim to encompass these values in all we do.
We treat everyone the same, with the utmost respect. We believe that we are all created in the image of God. Therefore, we seek to empower those already gifted, to free themselves from poverty.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female, he created them.”
We celebrate unity and value working in partnership. As part of Caritas, the Catholic Church’s global network of international aid and development charities, we stand with our sisters and brothers.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.”
Hope and Ambition
We never give up. We are determined and believe that things can be better, as they were first created to be. Jesus inspires hope and we will work for the rights of the world’s most oppressed people while inspiring those here in Scotland to Reflect, Act and Give in order to fulfil our vision.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest.”
We are trusted by our supporters, beneficiaries and the Church to make a difference in the world. We will work with honesty and are accountable to our project partners, those we serve, and to God. We always try to ensure that our words match our actions.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as if working for the Lord, not human masters.”
We will be good stewards, both in terms of money and in our task to look after creation. Both are gifts of God, loaned to us to do good with and to improve.
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
1 Peter 4:10