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How faith impacts our work

Learn how our Christian faith impacts and supports our work for children

A faith-driven Christian charity

Founded on a prayer over 70 years ago, World Vision helps all children, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender in some of the world's most dangerous places. We have been blessed to work with people of all faiths and none to create opportunities for better futures for vulnerable children and families living in the world’s toughest places.

This work has transformed the lives of more than 200 million children.

Robert Pierce
Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.

Robert Pierce

World Vision Founder and President 1950-1967

How faith supports our work

Our faith not only drives our work, but actively supports it. We work with faith organisations and religious leaders to bring communities together and build trust around important health ventures such as vaccines.

Religious leaders of all faiths are uniquely placed to understand the needs of the most vulnerable in their communities, bring about changes in thinking, foster dialogue, and motivate their congregations to meet community needs for long-term change.

We have worked in over 100 countries around the world and enter every situation with an open mind and an open heart. As a Christian charity for children, we realise that, for a child to overcome poverty, we have to tackle to root of the issue in their community and through our child sponsorship scheme, for every child you sponsor four more will benefit.

Before working with Christians and Muslims I thought it would be hard. But we are working towards one common goal, so we are able to work together.

Roem Nam-Chhiev

Buddhist Monk in Phnom Penh

How this Christian charity in the UK helps people worldwide

Inspired by our common values, we seek out and work with faith leaders to address underlying values and norms that prevent children from experiencing the fullness of life; issues like HIV and AIDS, maternal and child health, gender equality, and child protection. We work with them to keep communities safe and united when disasters such as Ebola and Covid strike.

Working with faith-leaders to fight Covid

By 2022, more than 162,000 faith leaders, home visitors, and community health workers were trained to ensure people heard accurate, fact-based messages about Covid preventive measures and vaccines from trusted leaders during the pandemic

As one of the world’s leading Christian charities, we use our faith to build relationships that support local communities, working here with faith leaders in Sierra Leone to protect the community against Ebola and coronavirus.

Dave Johnson
[World Vision is] a Christian organisation but that doesn’t stop them working together with other groups that aren’t Christian.

Dave Johnson

Jireh Church, Bebington in Wirral

If you are looking for a Christian charity that empowers the world's most vulnerable children and doesn’t discriminate, please consider World Vision.

Learn more about our faith in action