United Gospel Mission does not discriminate in its recipients of services by a person’s race, political orientation, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or mental or physical disability or any other status prohibited by applicable law. Hence our service program’s beneficiaries are not conditioned, encouraged or required to learn about, adhere to, or convert to any religion to be a recipient of our programs/services.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM POLICY:
We don’t preach or present any religion (even Christianity).We strive to serve the most vulnerable and underprivileged, keeping our trust on the historical person ‘Jesus Christ’ as a token of our love for Him.
Having said this, isn’t worth to note that “Everyone has the right of freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18).
Therefore, we openly condemn all forms of religious fanaticism, causing aggressive proselytization, as a result of unethical, fraudulent, forced, coerced, provoked or induced methods.
NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIP POLICY:
Mission consistency: United Gospel Mission, as an organization shall collaborate with other entities only if the relationship is consistent with the mission of UGM.
Shared values: Our organization shall collaborate by shared values, common ground, and for the good of Indian Society.
Mutual benefit: Our Organization shall cooperate by equal and genuine mutual benefit to each organization.
Transparency: UGM’s collaboration shall allow financial openness and a two-way flow of information, ideas, and experiences.
Adaptive to change: We are flexible regarding Collaborations are adaptive to change. Changes in the relationship are to be developed through cooperation and not forced by one or the other organization.
FUND RAISING POLICY:
Truthfulness in Communication: All representation of facts, description of the financial condition of the organization, narrative about events/projects/initiatives is current, complete and accurate. There is no material omissions or exaggeration of facts or use of misleading photographs or communication, which would tend to create a false impression or misunderstanding about our Organization.
Communication and Donor Expectations: Our Fund Raising Appeals are not an attempt to create unrealistic donor expectations in context to what a donor’s gift/donation will accomplish within the limits of the organization’s work.
Communication and Donor Intent: All statements made by our organization in its fund raising appeals about the use of the gift/donation shall be honored accordingly, as we understand that the donors intent is related to both what was communicated in the appeal and to any instructions accompanying the gift/donation. As an organization we are aware of the fact that communications made in fund-raising appeals may create a legally binding restriction.