Statement on Anti-Racism


Hate and race-based injustice goes against everything we believe as a Christian organisation.


As a world-wide organisation we:

are all one in Christ, equally and uniquely created in God’s image for a purpose. Our work focuses on supporting peace, ending injustice and ensuring that all children enjoy life in all of its fullness, regardless of race or ethnicity.

oppose racial discrimination in all communities and we join in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in South Africa and around the world as we pray for unity, strength and justice.

We invite you to join us in praying for those affected by this injustice and learn more about the issue of racial discrimination and how we can all help end it.

"For there is no doubt that racial injustice breaks the heart of God. It is abhorrent and it goes against everything we stand for as a Christian organisation.

How can your heart not be broken when children like Siplae, 13, from Cambodia, tell us: “I was isolated by my friends. They mocked me because of my darker skin and curly hair.” Or by 16-year-old Armando, from Colombia, who told us recently: “Many people think we’re thieves,” simply because of their race”.

We want to live in a world where we can truthfully tell our children that racism has been consigned to the history books – not that they must live it in the present."


- Andrew Morley, World Vision International President & CEO

Within World Vision SA we believe racism is an abhorrent form of discrimination. We will not allow discrimination to have any place in our organisation. That’s why we have been passionately and continually seeking to improve the diversity and inclusivity of our organisation.

We will not rest until World Vision has ensured that all forms of racial discrimination are completely absent from our organisation.


"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."

- Galatians 3:28

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