Who we are
MERATH is a faith-based organization that partners with local churches and organizations in the MENA region to effectively and appropriately respond to the urgent needs of the most vulnerable in the context of community, and to facilitate long-term, sustainable change.
We work to see the rich material and human resources of the MENA region stewarded well to uphold universal human worth, restoring hope through unconditional collective engagement in fostering more equal and just societies.
We believe that God calls us to love and serve all, even our enemies. Thus, we seek to work for the benefit of the most vulnerable irrespective of colour, creed, gender or race. Moreover, we provide assistance in a manner that places no obligations on our beneficiaries.
We believe in the intrinsic worth of humanity as creatures created in the image of God. Thus, we seek to uphold human dignity through a holistic approach that prioritizes the emotional and spiritual needs of human beings as well as the material.
We believe that the skills and resources we have are gifts from God to be stewarded on behalf of humanity. Thus, we seek to empower local faith communities to invest their financial, spiritual, and social capital in the service of the vulnerable and oppressed.
For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
And I will bless and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.