The love that Jesus Christ demonstrated to the poor and sick, the lost and lonely, is an inspiration to all of our staff - Christian, of other faiths, or none. In our work and relationships, we are motivated to follow His example of selfless service. Jesus explicitly taught his followers that God is concerned for whole people - their physical, social and economic well-being as well as their spiritual life. So, we strive to see people as loved by God, and treat them accordingly.
Forming and nurturing partnerships is a core strategy for UMN, as we work in an attitude of co-operation and relationship-building. We see partnership as providing the opportunity for mutual learning and growing, as well as for working together effectively to achieve mutual objectives.
We see ourselves as part of the Christian community in Nepal, and seek to co-operate with churches and Christian groups wherever we can. We also see ourselves as part of the international Christian development and mission community, through our relationships with our supporting partners, and through coalitions and networks. We want to be part of the growing understanding of what integral mission truly means in practice.
In a formal sense, we enter into partnership agreements with the Government of Nepal, and Nepal-based NGOs, co-operatives, networks and institutions. Informally, we want to contribute to a vibrant, effective and innovative development and mission community.
A good servant works in the interests of someone else, not themselves, in whatever capacity is required. In our service, we will not discriminate on the basis of caste, gender, ethnicity, status or religion, but treat everyone as people made in God's image, infinitely precious to him.
We trust that our service benefits all the people of Nepal, as we contribute to the building of a fairer, more just and compassionate society, but we reiterate our commitment particularly to those who live in poverty, who suffer oppression or discrimination, who are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. By making them our priority, we reflect the priorities of God.
Peace and justice are God's plan for all humanity. While our focus is on those who live in poverty, we believe that a peaceful and just community benefits everyone - all. The word pursue invokes a sense of urgency. We will be deliberate and focused in our efforts to achieve peace and justice.
We believe that poverty is the antithesis of God's plan for His world. We see the root causes of poverty as broken relationships - between people, between people and their environment, and between people and God. Our Fullness of Life model describes how we believe God wants His people to experience life.
As an organisation grounded in Christian beliefs, our work and the way we do it demonstrate Godly values. It is by working in partnership, by serving, by pursuing peace and justice and by tackling poverty that we make Christ known - and by clearly owning His name as we do so.