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    Christ Centred

    In response to God’s call Compassion gives hope to the hopeless, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in a culturally relevant, non-coercive way.

    While Compassion is a distinctly Christian organisation, we assist children and their families living in poverty regardless of their beliefs, gender or background.

    In response to God’s call Compassion gives hope to the hopeless, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in a culturally relevant, non-coercive way.

    While Compassion is a distinctly Christian organisation, we assist children and their families living in poverty regardless of their beliefs, gender or background.

     
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    Child Focused

    Children are the hardest hit by poverty, the least able to change their circumstances, and at the heart of Jesus’ ministry.

    We address the holistic needs of the individual child so that they can become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults, equipped to change their communities.

    Children are the hardest hit by poverty, the least able to change their circumstances, and at the heart of Jesus’ ministry.

    We address the holistic needs of the individual child so that they can become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults, equipped to change their communities.

     
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    Church Based

    Programs are delivered in partnership with local churches in developing countries.

    These local congregations can best identify the specific needs of children in their community, able to adapt our programs to bring change to their communities.

    Programs are delivered in partnership with local churches in developing countries.

    These local congregations can best identify the specific needs of children in their community, able to adapt our programs to bring change to their communities.

     
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    Child Poverty

    Poverty is more than just a lack of money.

    It’s not being able to go to school, battling poor health, social stigma and feelings of isolation, shame and worthlessness.

    It is the result of broken relationships, first with God, then with others and finally with oneself. It can make people feel inferior and powerless.

    It's estimated that around 400 million children live in poverty.

    Source: Millennium Development Goals Report 2013, World Bank 2013

    Poverty is more than just a lack of money.

    It’s not being able to go to school, battling poor health, social stigma and feelings of isolation, shame and worthlessness.

    It is the result of broken relationships, first with God, then with others and finally with oneself. It can make people feel inferior and powerless.

    It's estimated that around 400 million children live in poverty.

    Source: Millennium Development Goals Report 2013, World Bank 2013

     
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    Child Education

    Between 2000 and 2011, the number of children not attending school declined from 102 million to 57 million.

    However, this progress is not enough.

    Children from poor households often can’t afford to go to school. They can be homeless, orphaned, or need to work to help support their families. Sometimes parents cannot afford school fees, uniforms or books.

    Source: Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

    Between 2000 and 2011, the number of children not attending school declined from 102 million to 57 million.

    However, this progress is not enough.

    Children from poor households often can’t afford to go to school. They can be homeless, orphaned, or need to work to help support their families. Sometimes parents cannot afford school fees, uniforms or books.

    Source: Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

     
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    Child Mortality

    17, 000 children under five die every day from causes that are mostly preventable.

    More progress is needed to give children the best chance at life.

    The global mortality rate for children under five is estimated to be 43 deaths per 1000 live births.

    In sub-Saharan Africa, one in nine children die before age five, more than 16 times the average for developed regions. Child deaths most often occur in the poorest regions, and in the first month of life.

    Source: Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

    17, 000 children under five die every day from causes that are mostly preventable.

    More progress is needed to give children the best chance at life.

    The global mortality rate for children under five is estimated to be 43 deaths per 1000 live births.

    In sub-Saharan Africa, one in nine children die before age five, more than 16 times the average for developed regions. Child deaths most often occur in the poorest regions, and in the first month of life.

    Source: Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

     
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    Child Health

    Nearly one in six children worldwide, under age five, is underweight. One in four has stunted growth.

    So much more needs to be done.

    Even before a child is born their health could be at risk. Parents may struggle to pay for their child’s health care, vaccinations, medication and transport to the hospital, meaning preventable illnesses go unchecked. This means damage to a child’s health occurs during the most crucial time of development.

    Source: Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

    Nearly one in six children worldwide, under age five, is underweight. One in four has stunted growth.

    So much more needs to be done.

    Even before a child is born their health could be at risk. Parents may struggle to pay for their child’s health care, vaccinations, medication and transport to the hospital, meaning preventable illnesses go unchecked. This means damage to a child’s health occurs during the most crucial time of development.

    Source: Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

     

Statement of faith

Our Christian faith unites us, inspires us, and prompts us to reach out to children in need in partnership with local churches in more than 26 developing nations around the world.

Compassion Australia is an inter-church, non-denominational, evangelical Christian organisation. The following states what we believe:

  • The Bible is the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • There is one God, existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • Compassion believes in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His shed blood for the remission of sins, in His resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • Compassion believes salvation is found only through Jesus Christ and requires individuals to acknowledge their sin, accept His forgiveness and repent.
  • Compassion believes that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • Compassion believes in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • Compassion believes in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto eternal separation from God.
  • Compassion believes in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Compassion believes Jesus established the church to carry out His ministry on earth.

Statement of faith

Our Christian faith unites us, inspires us, and prompts us to reach out to children in need in partnership with local churches in more than 26 developing nations around the world.

Compassion Australia is an inter-church, non-denominational, evangelical Christian organisation. The following states what we believe:

  • The Bible is the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • There is one God, existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • Compassion believes in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His shed blood for the remission of sins, in His resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • Compassion believes salvation is found only through Jesus Christ and requires individuals to acknowledge their sin, accept His forgiveness and repent.
  • Compassion believes that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • Compassion believes in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • Compassion believes in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto eternal separation from God.
  • Compassion believes in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Compassion believes Jesus established the church to carry out His ministry on earth.

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