BETHEL WORLD MINISTRIES, INC.
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VALUES STATEMENT |
I. Service beyond self
BWMI, was founded to serve others. While responsibly maintaining itself, BWMI integrates self-development and individual concerns with public concerns, focusing on higher, broader, and more public levels of service. BWMI will conduct its activities for the sake of others, whether the public at large or a particular segment of the public. BWMI practitioners are to be exemplars of genuine giving out of concern for the welfare of others without the primary goal of their own enhancement or profit.
II. Respect for human rights
BWMI will not violate any person’s fundamental human rights, with which each person is endowed, as recognized for example in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. BWMI recognizes that all people are born free and equal in dignity and rights (Article 1), and should be sensitive to the moral values, religion, customs, traditions, and cultures of the communities we serve. Recognizing that the family is a fundamental natural group unit of society promoting human rights and human dignity (Article 16), BWMI will respect the integrity of families. BWMI will respect each individual’s right of freedom of thought, conscience, and religion (Article 18).
III. Maintain a vision
BWMI practitioners are visionaries, not only seeing the reality of the world as it is, but also envisioning the world as it should be. BWMI maintains its founding spirit and passion, keeping our tangible dreams while learning from our victories and failures.
BWMI, entrusted with a responsibility to the public, will take ownership of the task at hand, taking the initiative and proactively pulling together resources of all types in order to find and implement feasible solutions. BWMI practitioners are to demonstrate ownership of BWMI’s vision, be accountable for the execution and outcomes of BWMI’s stated and expected goals, and strive for excellence in their work.
V. Cooperation beyond borders
BWMI have a shared responsibility to address the serious challenges confronting humanity. Significant progress toward world peace and global well-being can be fostered through inter-religious, intercultural, and interracial work, and across artificial barriers of politics, race, and ethnicity that tend to separate people and their institutions. BWMI will maintain ethical, cooperative relationships with other NGOs, and will partner where possible and appropriate for the sake of the greater public good. BWMI is willing to work beyond these borders, within the limits of its organizing documents and with organizations and individuals that share common values and objectives.
VI. Public mindedness
BWMI has a spirit of public mindedness. Public money must not be misused for selfish purposes and all public assets are to be treated with utmost seriousness, as a sacred public trust. BWMI will exhibit a responsible and caring attitude toward the environment in all of its activities. BWMI recognizes that its conduct and activities impact on the public’s perception of BWMI and that it shares responsibility for the public’s trust of BWMI.
BWMI will be accountable for its actions and decisions, primarily to the community it serves, and also to its funding agencies, the government, staff and volunteers, members, partner organizations, and the public at large.
BWMI will be truthful in its dealings with its donors, project beneficiaries, staff, members, partner organizations, government, and the general public. Any information given out will be accurate, whether regarding itself and its projects, or regarding any individual, organization, project, or legislation it opposes or is discussing. BWMI is strongly opposed to, and not a willing partner to, corruption, bribery, and other financial improprieties or illegalities.
BWMI will be transparent in its dealings with the government, the public, donors, partners, beneficiaries, and other interested parties, except for personal matters and proprietary information. Except as needed to protect human rights, BWMI’s basic financial information, governance structure, activities, and listing of officers and partnerships shall be open and accessible to public scrutiny and BWMI will make an effort to inform the public about its work and the origin and use of its resources.
X. Nonprofit Integrity
To maintain its integrity as an NGO, BWMI is organized and operated as a not-for-profit organization, with any surplus generated through its operations to be utilized solely to help the organization fulfill its mission and objectives. The organization is not to be operated for the primary purpose of carrying on a trade or business, unrelated to the mission and stated objectives.
XI. Comprehensive viewpoint
BWMI will seek to understand, without prejudice, the needs and circumstances of all sides in any conflict situation.
Rather than required to exist by law, BWMI is formed by private initiative, resulting from the voluntary actions of individuals who have chosen to pursue a shared interest of concern. The retaining of voluntary values and principles shall remain a primary force in the way of working of the BWMI.