We do it together:
It’s a question we often ask ourselves at Baptist World Aid. We have two answers. Firstly, we need to let the life of Jesus flow out into all that we do. Jesus walked alongside the marginalised, the vulnerable and the poor. Acting that out is an essential part of our mission.
Secondly, we need to empower people so they can move from hopelessness to hope.
We can do those best by working together.
Right now, poverty is increasing for the first time in more than 30 years. The immense efforts that moved millions out of poverty are buckling under the weight of COVID-19. Many are predicting that we will soon be in the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. We have a huge task ahead of us if we are to meet the first Sustainable Development goal, to ‘end poverty in all its forms everywhere’.
But we can do it. We can affect change. We can show Jesus’ love. We can give people hope. We can end poverty . . . together.
We partner with like-minded agencies overseas to empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty, challenge injustice and build resilience.
We partner with Christians and churches in Australia, particularly those from the Baptist movement, in generous giving, ethical consumption, courageous advocacy and faithful prayer in order to achieve justice for people living in poverty.
At Baptist World Aid we are blessed by a highly committed team of employees and volunteers who tirelessly work to carry out our mission. Motivated by their shared Christian values, our people believe that by loving with action, we can end poverty.