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,…

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…

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…

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

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 and a bathroom in our house, and while the bank owns…

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.