Mission Statement of the Family International

The Family International (TFI) is an international Christian community committed to sharing the message of God’s love with people around the globe. We seek to bring hope and spiritual renewal through the unconditional love of Jesus Christ that knows no borders or boundaries of race, creed, or social status. We strive to make a difference in our world by offering spiritual solutions for the challenges of life and translating God’s love into actions that manifest kindness and compassion and improve the lives of others. We endeavor to follow the example of Jesus, whose ministry was “to preach the Gospel … to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind” (The Bible, Luke 4:18; NKJV).

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Religious and Racial Tolerance

The Cornerstone of Pluralistic Society

In an increasingly multicultural and multiracial society, where national borders become blurred and ethnic disputes more common, the need for tolerance and respect towards all people, regardless of their racial, ethnic, or religious background, becomes crucial to world peace. As the global community becomes increasingly mobile, non-native or minority citizens cannot be considered outsiders or second-class citizens, less deserving of rights or acceptance.

As Christians, we consider it an inherent component of our faith to extend a hand of acceptance and tolerance to all people, offering them a Gospel that makes no distinctions as to ethnicity, color, or nationality. It is our belief that religious and racial tolerance is essential to peaceful coexistence between all people, in view of the growing complexities of modern society. Continue reading

A Response to Terrorism

In the aftermath of the appalling terrorist attacks in the United States that took the lives of thousands of innocent civilians on September 11, 2001, we wish to express our heartfelt sympathy and prayers for all those throughout the world who have suffered the loss of loved ones due to acts of terrorism.

As a Christian fellowship, we believe that human life is sacred, and that each person should be respected as an individual created in the image of God. We adamantly oppose violence, except in cases of legally sanctioned self-defense.1

It is our belief that God’s love is the solution to all of man’s problems, even in today’s complex society. As Christians, our duties are to love our neighbors as ourselves, regardless of their nationality or religion; to share the news of God’s love and salvation for humanity; and to care for the needy. We deplore the tragic loss of life through acts of violence—and all the more when religious beliefs are cited as a cause or justification for these acts. Continue reading