The Centre aims to continue the legacy of the life and work of the late Archbishop Denis Hurley in particular by:
*being engaged in the modern world and seeking to build God’s Kingdom here on earth and be, in Hurley’s words, a "community serving humanity".
*reaching out to the poorest and most marginalised residents of this part of Durban.
*working equally with South Africans and with refugees from other parts of the Continent.
*honouring and co-operating with people of all faith traditions.
*demonstrating the role of faith-based groups in transforming the city.
*challenging injustice and being a voice for the voiceless.
*finding ways to work with universities and other NGO partners.
*working with Government institutions and corporates while also being willing to challenge them.