For those who have read a little bit of the bible, our name may seem familiar to you. That is because our name is based on a verse in the bible:
“And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly[ with your God.”
So what does that mean? Jesus commands us to love our neighbors. A true neighbor is one who shows mercy. The word “mercy” carries with it both the idea of feeling empathy and compassion, as well as taking action on behalf of, and with those who are unable to do so themselves. The people of northern Uganda have lived through injustice for decades. We exist to empower communities, regardless of their religion, age, race, or political persuasion, to use their voice to demand justice.We see the love of Christ, shown through the local church to be a driving force for change in overcoming poverty.
We seek to love all people as equal, just as Jesus did, regardless of whether they share our faith or beliefs.