5) Does Your Org Believe in Kidnapping and Ransom Insurance?

Ours does not. In fact, we don’t allow our workers (nor their families) to carry it. But some orgs do. If you’d like to write anonymously, jot your reasons for doing so, if you don’t mind, in a comment after the web version of this item. Unfortunately, if one of our workers is kidnapped someday, I’m afraid the kidnapper is going to be very disappointed. But then… that’s part of our strategy. : ) Our workers (and their families) agree never to pay ransom as a condition for being part of our org. How about yours?

2 Responses to 5) Does Your Org Believe in Kidnapping and Ransom Insurance?
  1. Pete Morton Reply

    Consider this when you decide not to (and the decision should be individual): 1) Are the family members of your goers believers and on board with what they are doing? If not, you may be making a statement about why you made that decision and litigation may follow. 2) The UK passed the corporate manslaughter act of 2007 stating that organizations who do not provide the same preparation and coverage for health, safety and security for overseas travelers may be held criminally liable ( not just civil). This is coming to the US because of frivolous lawsuits and corporate irresponsibility. Non-profits are also considered businesses and fall under the act. 3) If you decide not to cover people, what are you doing to prepare them to deal with a potential kidnapping. 4) Are you putting your host nation partners at risk as well and have they accepted the risks? What if it is about more that just your people. Are you partnering and do the partners cover their people. Bottom line is that this is not a cut and dry decision. It should be handled with much prayer and discussion. Also, the reality is there. Thousands of Christians are slaughtered daily right now……what makes American Christians less if a target and how does there mission affect the higher .mission?

  2. Pete Morton Reply

    Consider this when you decide not to (and the decision should be individual): 1) Are the family members of your goers believers and on board with what they are doing? If not, you may be making a statement about why you made that decision and litigation may follow. 2) The UK passed the corporate manslaughter act of 2007 stating that organizations who do not provide the same preparation and coverage for health, safety and security for overseas travelers may be held criminally liable ( not just civil). This is coming to the US because of frivolous lawsuits and corporate irresponsibility. Non-profits are also considered businesses and fall under the act. 3) If you decide not to cover people, what are you doing to prepare them to deal with a potential kidnapping. 4) Are you putting your host nation partners at risk as well and have they accepted the risks? What if it is about more that just your people. Are you partnering and do the partners cover their people. Bottom line is that this is not a cut and dry decision. It should be handled with much prayer and discussion. Also, the reality is there. Thousands of Christians are slaughtered daily right now……what makes American Christians less if a target and how does there mission affect the higher .mission?

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