Anglicare, in response to the Christian faith, exists to achieve social justice and to provide the opportunity for people in need to reach fullness of life.
What we believe
Where there is division and conflict, we should work to heal brokeness and reconcile differences.
Each person has the capacity to make and to bear the responsibility for choices and decisions about their life. Each person is valuable and should be treated with respect and dignity, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, ability, class, colour, creed or cultural origins.
Those who provide and those who use services share a common humanity, calling forth compassion for each other's distress and hope for each other's future. Working with people in need demands a spirit of humility, free from blaming or judging.
We are committed to
- working for the common good and a just and healthy society
- working together with government, business, the community and churches to build a better future
- valuing and celebrating difference and diversity within society
- reconciliation with Aboriginal people
- offering our support to all who need it, for as long as they need our help
- empowering our clients and treating them, their situations and their choices with respect
- upholding human rights
- joining together with those who suffer disadvantage and injustice to call for change
A theological consideration of Anglicare's role in mission is found here