This policy applies to One Body Global Ministries, Inc. and its affiliated ministries, organizations, or outreach projects (collectively known as “OBGM”). The purpose of the policy is:
1. To provide internal and external clarity regarding OBGM’s approach to humanitarian aid and development assistance as a Christian ministry;
2. To ensure alignment with recognized international standards on acceptable humanitarian aid and development assistance practices.
OBGM will not proselytize, nor will OBGM work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with OBGM. This means that OBGM will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or (ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
OBGM is a Christian ministry dedicated to a vision of a world where everyone is deserving of God’s unconditional love. OBGM conducts its programs in ways that are sensitive and respectful to the cultural context and the local faith community and reflect our belief that all are created in God’s image and deserve to be treated without discrimination.
OBGM’s motivation is to unite people around the concept of “putting God’s love into action” along with others from all faiths or with no faith convictions who are interested in helping those in need.
Globally, faith-based organizations from all religions approach their work with a range of motivations that inform their development approach. This policy is intended to ensure that OBGM conforms to recognized global standards that clearly state that agencies may not condition the receipt of assistance or participation in their work on any requirement that people listen and respond to a message intended to induce people to join a religious movement, political party, or other cause or organization.