Faith-based and secular humanitarian organizations have a long history of responding to the needs of vulnerable people around the world. They play a significant role in the international community’s response to emergencies and calamities.Humanitarians Can Relate To These ValuesEven though secular humanitarians can present themselves in an entirely different way compared to the way a faith-based organization identifies itself, there are still plenty of values to relate to.Faith-based humanitarians are motivated by their religion, and they have a constituency which is broader than humanitarian concerns. However, faith-based aid workers share many characteristics with their secular counterparts. Generally, they are influenced by the same political, social and economic contexts.A couple of years ago, a coalition of leading faith-based organizations and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) developed guidance to promote tolerance, compassion, and respect for refugees, migrants, internally displaced and stateless persons. Three themes were outlined that draw upon principles and values shared by the world’s major religions.