What we believe

Tearfund is a Christian organisation. We’re passionate about living out God’s kingdom values of love, hope and transformation. It’s what inspires and drives us. We were born out of the Evangelical Alliance in 1968, and our biblical values are the foundation of everything we do. 

While we are Christian, and our beliefs inform and motivate our work, we also uphold that aid should never be used to further political or religious standpoints, or withheld on the basis of race, religion or nationality. This is crucial to us, because it’s the kind of ‘development work’ the Bible describes. You can read more about the standards we maintain in our work here.

You can read Tearfund’s Statement of Faith here. This was created by a panel of leading theologians chaired by Christopher Wright, international director of the Langham Partnership, and including theology academic Professor Stephen Williams and Dr Ida Glaser, an expert in Muslim-Christian relations. 


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Tearfund Staff Member 24th September, Burkina Faso Last week I was in Burkina Faso. A country jammed between Ghana and Mali. Burkina is ...

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Churches reach parts others cannot reach

7 February 2011 - Tearfund response to Secretary of State for International Development speech at General Synod:

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