Diversity and inclusion statement
At Tearfund, we believe that every person is created in the image of God. This truth is fundamental to the ways in which we interact with each other and all those we serve – regardless of their background, experience or beliefs. Broken relationships have led to marginalisation and exclusion and this is not God’s plan.
- Create a belonging culture, underpinned by theology, where there is equity and where, irrespective of identity or background, there is equal access to opportunities. We commit to creating an environment where all staff feel valued, accepted and that they belong.
- Help everyone involved with Tearfund – staff, partners, supporters and the people we serve – develop an understanding of how they can engage with others in ways that take their individual needs and experiences into consideration.
- Pursue justice and reconciliation where discrimination has caused broken relationships. We will provide safe spaces and clear channels where issues can be discussed courageously.
God calls us to love one another. Creating an environment that is inclusive, supportive and fair for all is a key way that we can do this.
Tearfund's anti-racism statement
Racism is unacceptable to God. As Christians, we must be actively anti-racist in both word and deed. Our anti-racism statement outlines our commitments and progress in becoming an anti-racist organisation
Diversity and inclusion resources
We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion remains at the heart of Tearfund’s work both internally and externally and want to invite you to understand how this relates to what we do.
We have created some resources to help you explore what diversity and inclusion means. These can be used individually, in your church, workplace or with your family.
We will be updating this page with further resources so please do check back periodically for updates.