OUR FAITH

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CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES

The Drug Awareness & Relief Foundation (Australia) has been sharing in the outreach of Christ since our earliest beginnings in 1849. While personal faith is not a motivating factor for all our staff and volunteers, our mission is based on our Christian Principles. We partner with all people - of different faiths or of no faith - whether they seek support or join with us to help.

THE DIGNITY OF PEOPLE

There is a clear recognition in Scripture that each person is of unique value, created in the image of God and is loved by God. Drug Awareness & Relief Foundation (Australia) staff and volunteers have a particular responsibility to respect all people and enable them to live their lives to the fullest, as God desires for all people. Drug Awareness & Relief Foundation (Australia) staff and volunteers are called to serve, with compassion for all people who seek care and support, recognising their value and dignity.

SERVICE IN HUMILITY AND LOVE

Drug Awareness & Relief Foundation (Australia) staff and volunteers are empowered by God’s love to provide service delivered in genuine humility and marked by love. The abuse of power and privilege has no place in the exercise of a Christ-like ministry. Drug Awareness & Relief Foundation (Australia) staff and volunteers must be sensitive to their relationships with those with whom they come in contact. In demonstrating the love of God they avoid causing harm and they actively seek to improve the quality of life of others.

JUSTICE AND INTEGRITY IN SERVICE

Drug Awareness & Relief Foundation (Australia) aims to bring about a positive change for the individual and society. The staff and volunteers are called to act with integrity, love and respect towards all people who will be treated with care and consideration without regard to their social, ethnic, racial, cultural or religious backgrounds.

SHARED RESPONSIBILITY

Drug Awareness & Relief Foundation (Australia) staff and volunteers are called to share in this outreach of Christ. Within this responsibility they must be aware of the need to maintain and promote Biblical standards in the conduct of their work and to adhere to the responsibilities laid down in Drug Awareness & Relief Foundation (Australia) policies, procedures and other manuals . In reliance upon the grace of God, staff and volunteers will work together to provide a high standard of service delivery to those they serve in the community.

OUR PRAYER

God grant me

The serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can, and

The wisdom to know the difference.

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MEMBER CHURCHES

The Drug Awareness & Relief Foundation (Australia) was formed by our member churches when they came together as the Queensland Temperance League in 1933. The following Christian churches and agencies remain members of the Drug Awareness & Relief Foundation (Australia) and continue to offer spiritual guidance as voting members at our Annual General Meeting. 

Full members

  • Church of the Nazarene

  • Churches of Christ in Queensland

  • Independent Order of Rechabites Queensland District No. 87

  • Queensland Baptists

  • Queensland Regional Meeting, The Religious Society of Friends ( Quakers )

  • The Salvation Army Queensland Division

  • Seventh-day Adventist Church South Queensland Conference

  • The Uniting Church in Australia (Queensland Synod)

  • Wesleyan Methodist Church South Queensland District

Associate Members

  • Queensland Christian Endeavour Foundation

  • Raceview Congregational Fellowship

OUR HISTORY

We can trace our history back over 170 years to the early temperance movement in Australia.

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OUR GOVERNANCE

The Drug Awareness & Relief Foundation (Australia) is a public benevolent institution registered under letters patent in Queensland. 

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