Economic & Social Impact Survey 2017

Today The Salvation Army Australia released its annual Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS Report), which surveyed 1380 people across Australia who have come to The Salvos for assistance. Some of the key findings of this report show that a significant number of families and individuals who accessed Salvation Army Emergency Relief support experienced some…

Global Day of Prayer to End Famine 2017

On 21st May 2017, a ‘Global Day of Prayer to End Famine’ will be held. The Salvation Army International is an International Partner of this effort. More people face famine today than any time in modern history. Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan, with Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen on the brink of famine….

Rich v Poor: My place in the world as a Christian

Rich v Poor: My Place in the world as a Christian by Matt Cairns I’m a middle-aged Australian male who lives in Sydney. I don’t consider myself rich but after 20 years of working, my wife and three kids live comfortably enough. We don’t earn heaps of money but enough to probably own 2 bedrooms…

Economic & Social Impact Survey 2016

Today The Salvation Army Australia released its annual Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS Report), which surveyed 1600 people across Australia who have come to The Salvos for assistance. The full report can be viewed here.  

Reflection: Live Below the Line Challenge

Rebecca from the Social Justice Department has been doing the Live Below the Line Challenge this week, living off only $2 for five days. You can show your support to Bec in her Challenge here. Reflection by Rebecca Percival The ‘Live Below the Line’ challenge involves having only $2 per day to spend on food. For…

The Salvation Army’s response to the Federal Budget 2016-17

The Salvation Army’s response to the Federal Budget 2016-17: “Whilst welcoming some of the major initiatives in this year’s Federal Budget, The Salvation Army says Australia’s most vulnerable remain inadequately supported” Details here.