We believe that as a church we are the body of Christ. We are not an institution but a worldwide community of people, brothers and sisters. It’s not the organization that joins us together, but relationships: with each other and with God.
But we are only the church when we act together. It is this conviction that inspires us to share what we have received. We share our time and talents, money and goods, prayer and faith, care and attention – offering hope and justice for each other, the world over.
By sharing what you have been given, you (or your congregation) are part of the church in action. You (or your congregation) offer people worldwide hope and help them to reach their full potential.
The Global Office in the Netherlands is part of the church in action and we offer our services to local churches and partner organizations – on the basis of equality, reciprocity and partnership.
We serve the church in action worldwide by bringing together congregations, organizations and people who want to share what they have received. We establish contacts, for example by organizing a conference in Indonesia or a National Deacons’ Day.
We serve the church by sharing what we have received: money, knowledge, experience and time. We do this at home and abroad. We encourage others to share too, for example by collecting money or by doing voluntary work.
We serve the church by providing advice, inspiration and materials to people and congregations all over the world. Church social services, committees for global ministries and partner organizations can count on our commitment, staff and financial support.
We serve the church by identifying abuse and injustice worldwide. We expose these issues and act on them, thus acting as a voice for those who are not heard in the public and political arena.
Our areas of work:
- Church in the minority
- Emergency relief (in search of safety)
- Children at risk
- Churches against poverty
- Bible as lifesource
Integrity policy Kerk in Actie
Together we are the church in action. We believe that everyone is created in God’s image and everyone is valuable. We therefore want to treat everyone with the highest possible standard of integrity. This means providing a safe workplace for all employees, without misuse of power, any form of harassment or financial misbehaviour. It also means that our employees and all those who represent our organization can be held accountable for their actions. We recognize that the protection and safety of vulnerable people in the areas where Kerk in Actie is active are of the utmost importance. Therefore, all our staff commits to the this Code of Conduct:
- ACT Alliance Code of Conduct Policy
- ICCO & Kerk in Actie Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct Policy
- The Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGO’s in Disaster Relief
Partners, beneficiaries and other stakeholders abroad who witness any type of misconduct or experience any form of undesirable behavior from a person who represents Kerk in Actie, can confidentially contact our Integrity Officer directly at email@example.com. Within two weeks you will receive a response on how your e-mail will be treated.
If you would like to know more about our procedures concerning integrity you can also contact our Integrity Officer on the above email address and ask for the following documents:
- Complaints and appeal procedure
- External Whistleblower policy
- Anti-fraud and Corruption policy
If you have a different type of complaint about Kerk in Actie’s work, please contact:
Kerk in Actie
Post: Postbus 456, 3500 AL Utrecht
Visit: Joseph Haydnlaan 2a 3533 AE Utrecht
tel. +31 30 880 1456