Salvo Academy: The Whole World Redeeming with Mike Frost

“The Whole World Redeeming – Announcing and Demonstrating the Reign of God”. Come and hear from Mike Frost, one of the leading voices in the missional church movement both in Australia and internationally. Salvo Academy is a series of discussions and keynote presentations designed to help you grow as a disciple and learn more about…

Salvo Academy: The Whole World Redeeming with Mike Frost

In this Salvo Academy, we hear from Mike Frost – one of the leading voices in the Missional church movement both in Australia and around the world. Salvo Academy is a series of discussions and keynote presentations designed to help you grow as a disciple and learn more about the world around you. It aims…

Kingdom Come – A Sermon Series

The Salvation Army’s Wollongong Corps recently completed a fantastic 7 week series on Social Justice called ‘Kingdom Come’. Presented by various speakers, including from the Social Justice Department, it covered the biblical call to justice and why it is important, as well as several key principles of Social Justice. Each sermon included a challenge to…

What is Poverty?

Rich and poor – it’s a strange dichotomy that describes and divides our world. Surely, however, there is more to humanity than our economic condition and more to our story than being defined by one or the other. Poverty describes the everyday experience of people who are struggling to have their basic needs of food,…

Social Justice Themed Devotionals

Many of us use and appreciate devotional aids to help reflect upon our Christian walk, and we have complied some Social Justice ones for you to explore. Whether by yourself or as a family, we encourage you to think deeply about Scriptures call to “to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly…

Poverty – Why We Care

“When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your…

Sustainable Development Goal Five – An Australian Focus

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

Sustainable Development Goal Six- An Australian Focus

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

Sustainable Development Goal Seven – An Australian Focus

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

Sustainable Development Goal Eight – An Australian Focus

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

Sustainable Development Goal Nine – An Australian Focus

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

Sustainable Development Goal Ten – An Australian Focus

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

Prayers for the Drought

Prayer for the Drought We pray for the land we hear the promise you have spoken in Isaiah of the refreshment of the creation; of water in the desert, of renewal for the land, of hope, of life. We name our simple need – rain for our thirsty land. Our tanks and dams are nearly…

Sustainable Development Goal Eleven – An Australian Focus

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

Sustainable Development Goal Twelve – An Australian Focus

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

Sustainable Development Goal Thirteen – An Australian Focus

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

Sustainable Development Goal Fourteen – An Australian Focus

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

Sustainable Development Goal Fifteen- An Australian Focus

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

Sustainable Development Goal Sixteen – An Australian Focus

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

Sustainable Development Goal Seventeen – An Australian Focus

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

War & Peace – Why We Care

When we tune in to the news, sometimes it can feel like war is everywhere and there is nothing we can do about it. We live in a broken world where we experience and contribute to conflict on a daily basis. While military conflict may not directly affect your life, on a smaller scale there…

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues – Why we care

“The Salvation Army seeks to help people discover, develop and enjoy their God-given capacities for abundant living.”[1]   The statistics we see involving our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters highlight significant inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, including being over represented in prisons and having significantly higher rates of preventable health concerns….

NAIDOC Week 2018 – Interview with Sue Hodges

Sue Hodges is part of The Salvation Army’s Indigenous Ministries team as The Divisional Indigenous Engagement Coordinator (NSW/ACT). We had the pleasure of interviewing her to hear more from her about NAIDOC Week 2018 and how The Salvation Army engages with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Thanks for being willing to share with us,…

Politics – Why We Care

“Social Justice necessarily involves politics because it takes place in a polis – in organised groups of people attempting to live together. Even when Christians agree on the end of biblical justice that protects the vulnerable and allows for shalom, there is still the question of how that end is best achieved” (Ken Wytsma).  …

Economic & Social Impact Survey 2018

The Salvation Army Australia has released the key findings from its annual Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS Report), which surveyed 1267 people across Australia who have come to The Salvos for assistance. Some of the key findings of this report show a drastic need for an increase to the NewStart allowance. The report showed that…

The Language of Justice

by Matt Cairns Injustice rightly gets our blood boiling, and engaging in conversations with those who perpetrate or support those acts of injustice can get quite heated. “How can you….?!?!? How dare you treat them like….!!!! You heartless so and so….!!!” In messy and painful conversations about social justice issues, it doesn’t take much for…

The Environment – Why We Care

The Salvation Army believes people are made in the image of God and have been entrusted with the care of the Earth and everything in it. The Salvation Army recognises environmental degradation as one of the most pressing issues facing the world today with its effects felt disproportionately by the most vulnerable communities, particularly in…

The Salvation Army’s Response to the Federal Budget 2018-19

The Salvation Army’s response to the Federal Budget 2018-19: “While some low-income earners gain a little from taxation changes in this budget, there’s nothing for those surviving on the lowest income support payments. It’s this group who are most in need, who are driven by desperation to the doors of The Salvation Army for help,…

Shopping Ethically – Why We Care

We all love a good bargain. But at what cost? The supply and demand nature of our shopping industries can lead to adverse outcomes for many. From slave labour to poor working conditions, unsafe practices through to the consolidation of vast profits to a few individuals, our shopping practices need to be viewed through the…

The Salvation Army’s Policy Statements 2017-18

The Salvation Army’s official Policy Statements for 2017-2018 can be found here. These are the statements which clearly set out the Army’s recommendations for government on various social issues.

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon – 17 articles exploring the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals from an Australian perspective. Each article will include an overview of the SDG, as well as biblical implications, challenges for us in Australia, and prayer points.

A Prayer for Economic Justice

God of justice and compassion, whose light shines into our hearts and into our nation’s halls of power, strengthen our faith as we acknowledge the enormity of our task: to include all in the prosperity of this land. We pray for your spirit of generosity in challenging greed and neglect. Give us your grace to…

Holy Week & Justice – A Reflection

by Matt Cairns   The time between Palm Sunday to the crucifixion of Jesus was 5 days… What is a working week for most of us was all it took for the crowds of Jerusalem to go from: “Hosanna to the Son of David!”                       …

Living water, liveable communities

Living water, liveable communities BY MATT SEAMAN Why should we as Salvationists be interested or concerned about issues relating to water? There are some strong biblical, ethical, practical and personal reasons for us – as followers of Jesus, as Salvationists – to be sensitive and attentive to the state of this precious, God-given resource. Of…

Salvo Academy: Snapshots of Justice

We’re back! Don’t miss the first Salvo Academy for 2018. We’ll be looking at snapshots of justice from around the Australia Eastern Territory, and exploring how we can create glimpses of justice in our own area of influence. Salvo Academy is a series of discussions and keynote presentations designed to help you grow as a…

AUE Viewing of ‘Global Interactive Summit on Refugees & Displaced Peoples’

In late January, The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission will be hosting a ‘Global Interactive Summit on Refugees & Displaced Peoples’ “to mobilise people of faith to engage with one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our age – refugees and displaced people. The focus of the summit will celebrate what has been achieved…

Salvo Academy: Justice in 2017

From the #metoo movement to #taketheknee and everything in between, 2017 has been a big year around the world… so let’s catch up! Come and join in a night of conversations and discussion around some of the biggest issues taking place across the globe.