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Principles for engaging local congregations in disaster response

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Representatives of Integral Alliance, Micah Network and World Evangelical Alliance met at the ‘Strategic Consultation on Disaster Management’ held in Bangkok in September 2008, and engaged in discussions on building the disaster management capacity of local actors including Christian communities, as well as to establish mechanisms to co-ordinate resources and advocacy initiatives. A set of nine principles were drafted and agreed upon, which:

Intend to be broad and overarching so that they can be used by any agency involved in a disaster response in their relationship with a local congregation, and

Seek to promote a positive relationship and clarity between the agency and the local congregation

Are adapted from the Tearfund paper ‘Engaging with the Local Church in its response to Disasters’ and incorporate as issues the comments and critique of the group under each principle which were accepted and agreed upon.