Solidarity: Unity or fellowship arising from shared interest or responsibility; A community of purpose.
In September 2013 the Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) at Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois, USA) partnered with the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, the Micah Network, the Integral Alliance and the World Evangelical Alliance to create solidarity with the local church serving those most vulnerable to disasters.
The aim of the conference was to learn from and support local churches engaged in disaster resilience and recovery ministries. For more information see Manila Conference 2013. You may also be interested to see what the WEA says about this program.
The demonstration project to be implemented at and following the Manila Conference has been redesigned since the Typhoon Haiyan disaster. This site is now dedicated to resources emphasizing (1) emotional and spiritual care, (2) staff care and (3) preventing burnout.
The conference and this site are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Maclellan Foundation and private donors.