We are aware that the use of ‘Christian’ in our organisation’s name engenders differing responses; not all positive! The organisation was established by and continues to be supported by the local Christian community; however we positively seek to, and indeed do, work and learn with staff, clients and communities from all faiths and none. The intention of those from the Christian Community is not to proselytise but to work in ways that express our belief in a God who is passionately concerned for all life and particularly for the groups on the margins of our communities.
For those wanting a little more theology
In pursuing our mission of ‘growing people and community’ we seek in our small and fragmentary way to participate in realising the Reign (Kingdom) of God, an important concept used by Jesus to describe what the world would be like if God were in charge. We work to grow inclusive communities of compassion and hope, equality and justice; the priorities that we see flowing from belief in a God who is present and passionately concerned with the whole of life and profoundly expressed in the life and teaching of Jesus.
Through our work with young people, our community activities and our enterprises we seek to offer embodied expressions of these priorities that speak of an alternative (Kingdom) to our society’s dominant narratives of violence, competition and consumerism. Our hope is that others will join us in this way.
The Foundation is a community of communities learning, sharing and engaging with diverse groups, including those of all faiths and none.
We are currently updating our web site and will be launching this early in 2019.