Our core values

Core values at Embrace the Middle EastOur core values are rooted in our belief as Christians that we are to follow the example of Jesus. We aim to ensure that our values permeate everything we do as a charity. We apply the same values to our principles of partnership:

Respect

We respect the human dignity and value of all people – no matter what their beliefs – for we are all made in God’s image.

1 Peter 3:15: But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

Accountability

We seek to be accountable to the people whom we serve, to supporters and, ultimately, to God, who is at the heart of our ministry.

Ephesians 5:21: Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Compassion

Our calling is to be Christ-like in our compassion, focusing especially on those who are the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Matthew 25:40: Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

Excellence

We seek to attain high levels of professionalism and excellence in all areas, but without being perfectionist, that our work might honour and glorify God.

Colossians 3:23-24: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Integrity

We strive at all times for honesty and integrity, seeing these as the hallmarks of any Christian organisation, and of its trustees and staff.

Proverbs 10:9: Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.