Habitat for Humanity’s mission is “to demonstrate God’s love in action by mobilising families, volunteers and partners to provide appropriate housing solutions to vulnerable communities”.
The world’s population is already more urban than rural, but the social, economic and institutional capacity and infrastructure of urban areas and cities cannot keep up with the rapid rate of urbanisation.
In the Asia-Pacific region, an estimated 120,000 more people flock into its cities everyday, creating a demand for more than 20,000 new dwellings a day. Urbanisation is increasing demand for affordable housing and basic services in cities, but that demand is largely left for people to meet by themselves, without the infrastructure or policies in place to ensure decent housing.
The challenge we face, is how can we show God’s love in action in this increasingly urban world where families live in restrictive and impending environments only feet away from one another and their shelters offer little in the way of protection and safety.
Together, your church and Habitat for Humanity, can serve the needs of families facing these crippling effects of urban poverty as well as the inadequate affordable housing options here in Australia and help build both homes and new lives. Our belief is that by working together we can renew urban communities physically, socially and spiritually.
Faith Build July 8 – 15 2017, Fiji.
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Habitat for Humanity is currently seeking membership with Micah Australia, a coalition of churches and Christian organisations raising a voice for justice and a world free from poverty.