Christian Solidarity Worldwide helps suffering Christian believers receive encouragement, aid, and advocacy. Your generosity enables us to address international violations of freedom of religion or belief including making appeals on behalf of those facing severe unwarranted violations and educating policymakers.
In our advocacy, we aim to be:
Accurate: We base our claims on accurate firsthand information, cross-checked with other sources, when possible.
Consistent: We aim to follow a given situation or case until we see the change we are advocating for. We do this even when international media and public attention lose interest in the case.
Attentive: This could be summarized in the “do no harm” principle: it is of utmost importance to us to ensure the integrity and security of the individuals on whose behalf we act. We ensure their approval prior to taking any action. We often need to act discreetly.
Sensitive: We take into account the complex situations in which we act, paying attention to local customs, societal relations and gender roles, the political and religious environment, and so on. We do not sensationalize our stories.
Complementary: We do not want to duplicate the work of others, but we believe in bringing a complementary contribution to existing efforts promoting freedom of religion or belief.
Cooperative: We aim to form alliances when possible, as there are occasions when acting together can make us stronger and more influential. We cooperate with a wide range of partners, including religious communities, human rights organisations and networks, and religious freedom agencies.
Empowering: While our motto is "voice for the voiceless," we engage in training and capacity-building so that individuals and groups can speak up for themselves or on behalf of others.
Pray for those who are not free to practice their faith, ask God to give them peace and intervene in their circumstances.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him. -- 1 John 5:14-15
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people. -- Ephesians 6:18