World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice (World Vision, 2013). It is a global organization that is based on a religious belief, that being Christianity. Their mission is to serve the poor around the world, regardless of age, gender, or race. World Vision also makes it a priority to spread the gospel to people around the world; because the organization is built around Christianity beliefs, it is their responsibility to bear witness. World Vision was founded in the 1950’s by Dr. Bob Pierce, as a form of helping orphaned children during the Korean War. World Vision works off sponsorships by people who are willing to donate to providing long-term and ongoing care for children in crisis.
World Vision works all around the world and with the financial means of partners and donors; are able to help so many cultures that really have absolutely nothing. The organization aspires to help and serve the poor, and their intentions are to be pure in everything that they do; but the existence of working with cultures around the world, many issues would come to light. One of those issues would be the fact that World Vision is based on Christianity beliefs and preach the gospel to other cultures. This is an issue because some cultures are not accepting of any other belief but their own. In some Middle Eastern countries people are killed for attempting to preach the word of God. Another issue with the organization would be the fact that they are built on sponsorships. World Vision must live up to what they stand for. It must maintain the trust of donors in order for the organization to remain successful in helping the poor. This becomes a part of their ethical responsibility to ensure that their actions are pure and honest. If they fail to live up to their mission and ethical views they will harm the reputation that the organization has built throughout the years. Failing to live up to their standards and loosing donors, will also impact the children and communities that depend on the financial means and care of this organization. The purpose is to raise funds to serve the poor and loosing these funds would affect their financial means of serving other cultures that depend on this organization, because it is all that they have.
World Vision is partnered with many other organizations that have the same purpose, and they depend a lot on the donations that people give to the cause of helping those who are hungry and poor. The fact that the organization is based on a religion, influences how society views them, and would have higher expectations of how they run the organization, and how they compose themselves. Running the organization in any other form that would compromise their ethical views would influence how society views them. From an ethical perspective, many of their partners, and donors may not continue their assistance to an organization that did not act appropriate, and accordingly to their values and mission. From a financial perspective, World Vision cannot compromise their ethical values without destroying their integrity, and losing their donors who financially contribute to the cause of serving other cultures around the world. Many cultures depend on the assistance and care that they receive from World Vision, and if they were to lose that assistance their future may be uncertain. World Vision has a tremendous burden on their shoulder to continue their work through good values and honesty. Compromising their ethics affects the well being of millions of people in need.
The organization has a social responsibility to live by their mission; World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the