The Three Reasons Why We Are Involved in Creating a Better World
First, is the conviction derived from our FAITH
There is a strong consensus across our religious traditions about the inherent dignity of every person, including children. All human beings, children included…enjoy special status and dignity in creation. This requires that we protect and promote the sanctity of life in every stage of human development. This calls us to be willing to take a stand when the rights of children are in danger – be it the right to survival, the right to food, the right to family, the right to cultural and religious identity or the right to education.
Second, is the innate desire to accompany those who need help most – The VULNERABLE
When we launched Children of Adam, we affirmed that the moral test of our society is how the weakest and most vulnerable are faring. We hold this view dearly and to this end we have strived to be champions of the underprivileged and the marginalized. We believe that this is a commitment enshrined as: “leaving no one behind.” A pledge that holds great promise for promoting and for advancing the rights, perspectives and well-being of the vulnerable.
And so, children born in poverty, or exposed to violence and conflicts, need protection the most. It’s up to us to protect them from harm. We must help them escape from poverty, protect them against violence, safeguard their rights and their safety.
Third, we draw hope from our belief that there are proven and effective SOLUTIONS
In this journey, we have come to believe that poverty, exploitation and violence are not inevitable. Ladies and Gentlemen, the problems that people face across the world, are man-made. We therefore must challenge unjust structures, false priorities, gross inequalities and distorted values that perpetuate the suffering of the children of the world.
Our engagement in creating a better world for all is aimed at saving their lives, alleviating their suffering and maintaining their sacred human dignity.