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. 


How do I make a Gift Aid declaration to Tearfund?

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can make a Gift Aid declaration to Tearfund by visiting the Giving Zone, or by completing the Gift Aid section when ...

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How can I give from outside the UK?

You can make a credit card gift to Tearfund on our website or over the phone on  +44 (0)208 977 9144 during UK office hours (9am-5pm, ...

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Where we work

Tearfund is working through local church partners and disaster response teams in more than 50 countries around the world.

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