Desert Interfaith Council Statement of Care
The members of the Desert Interfaith Council who are of diverse faiths embrace the laws of love and of giving of oneself generously to others, acting toward one another in a spirit of brotherhood,
The laws of love recognize the sanctity and inherent dignity of all human beings, which is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Freedom from want and security of person
is are among the most fundamental of human rights, specifically the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of personhood and of his or her family, including food, clothing, housing, medical care and protection under the law.
The Desert Interfaith Council hereby adopts the following Statement of Care in furtherance of its mission to serve as a “conduit to the community for education, service, and celebration of faith and spiritual practice”:
Competence – One cannot simply acknowledge the need to care and accept responsibility, but must also
to follow through with enough skill to provide good and successful care.
Attentiveness – Attentiveness is crucial to recognition of others' needs in order to respond to them. It takes being aware to the level of acting upon that awareness.
Responsibility – In order to care, we must take it upon ourselves to act as a moral obligation.
Effectiveness – Effective care must involve consideration of the position of others as they see things and recognition of the potential for abuse in care, especially when attending to the needs of others who cannot meet their needs themselves.
Susan T Skora
Lay Ecclesial Minister - Roman Catholic