Mission | Christian Solidarity Worldwide-USA is a Christian organization advocating for religious freedom for all peoples and faiths. The strategic goals of CSW-USA are to: Stand with and for the persecuted Church worldwide; Articulate and manifest a Christian rationale of religious freedom for all people; Develop and maintain a reliable, factual base of information on selected countries and regions; Raise public consciousness of religious persecution, first among North American churches, calling the faithful to prayer and action, and second among non-Christians, exhorting them to join in our witness of God's love; Advocate with foreign governments and private actors in select cases of religious persecution; Encourage the U.S. government to pursue aggressively and effectively its policy of promoting religious freedom worldwide.
Vision | Our vision is to see every Christian free to fellowship and openly worship God without persecution.
Core Values | We are committed to:
COURAGE IN ACTION - Moving forward in faith after achieving unity through prayer
PIONEERING LEADERSHIP - Serving as catalysts to influence, educate and mobilize the Church for action
ACCOUNTABILITY - Transparency and responsibility in following through on our promises and commitments
UNITY - Fostering broad collaboration and oneness throughout the Church, both persecuted and free
EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNICATION - Communicating the state and the needs of the Persecuted Church in an effective, timely and accurate manner
INTEGRITY - Steadfast adherence to our vision, mission and values
SCRIPTURAL FOUNDATION - II Corinthians 4:8-9 "We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed" Matthew 5:44 "Love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!" Romans 12:10 "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves." I Corinthians 12:26 "When one member suffers, all members suffer with it." Hebrews 13:3 "Remember those in prison and those who are suffering as if you yourself were suffering." Proverbs 31:8-9 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."
Statement of Faith | As members of the board, as staff members, and as volunteers of Christian Solidarity Worldwide USA, we embrace the Apostles' Creed as a basic statement of our Christian belief. We acknowledge that our lives and conduct should be ordered consistent with the Bible as God's written word. We believe that God created men and women to know and love him and to live in accord with his truth, and that neither government nor any other human agent should impede anyone's efforts to do so. For this reason, CSW-USA advocates for the persecuted church, and promotes religious freedom for every person, throughout the world. APOSTLE'S CREED: We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
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