“People who care helping people in need"
1) ALL PEOPLES
The Australian Mercy standard is that all ethnicities and languages are significant and constructive because they enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
2) SERVANT LEADERSHIP
The Australian Mercy standard is servant leadership over organisational or political hierarchy because servant leaders empower others to achieve their goals and honour the leadership rights and abilities of men and women regardless of educational or social status.
3) RELATIONSHIPS AND TEAMWORK
The Australian Mercy standard is relationship, mutual support, open communication, shared purpose, and teamwork because decisions made in a team context contribute to greater motivation, responsibility, and ownership of the vision and tasks.
4) INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
The Australian Mercy standard is that every individual is unique and socialized into a family where parents, not political structures, have the ultimate say regarding their children until maturity, or they form their own family.
5) COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL ORDER
The Australian Mercy standard is to strengthen community and social order with time, money, and effort prioritised to communities rather than to state or national levels.
The Australian Mercy standard is integrity, transparency, and humility, including acknowledging failure and shortcomings.
The Australian Mercy standard is to value volunteerism because community members who contribute to their own solutions, and are not dependent on outside resources, contribute to organisational sustainability and reproducibility.
8) WE ARE CHRISTIAN
The Australian Mercy standard is to honour God in practical expressions, which are no less important than spiritual expressions, and to work with people of all faiths because, “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself,’ you are doing right. But if you show favouritism, you sin…”