Values

The vision and mission of ERIKS are based on Christian values stating that:

  • All human beings have been created by God with equal and inalienable value.
  • All human beings are entitled to a life in dignity.
  • Our world has been created by God in order for man to use but not to misuse.
  • Children are vulnerable and are entitled to our specific attention and protection.

The UN Declaration on Human Rights (UNHR) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) further define the universal conditions which children in our world have the right to live in, and that ERIKS is contributing to. Together with the Christian worldview, these documents establish the equal and unique value of every individual, irrespective of sex, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, philosophy and religion.

ERIKS bears the stamp of the life situation of our founder Erik Nilsson. He suffered severely from haemophilia but his heart and sight was turned in the direction of other people’s needs. We strive to work in accordance with the spirit of Erik Nilsson. This implies showing empathy, recognising opportunities, being creative and deeply conscious of our responsibility to manage the contributions and trust of our donors.