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…

Salvo Academy: Advancing Justice – A National Perspective

Our first Salvo Academy of 2017 saw the Southern Territory’s Social Justice Dept. JUSTSalvos and our own Social Justice Department AUE come together to talk about how we can advance Justice nationally. ‘Salvo Academy: Advancing Justice – A National Perspective’ was a great evening of teaching and discussion and we invite you to watch the recording below….

Salvo Academy: Being a Missional Salvationist

We were privileged to have Lt. Col (Dr) Lyn Edge present at our Salvo Academy ‘Being a Missional Salvationist’ evening. Lyn explore what it means to engage in mission in our context, the intersection between mission and justice, and how this is related to the Kingdom of God. It was a great evening and we…

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. Salvo Academy is a series of discussions and keynote presentations designed…

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.

Salvo Academy: Snapshots of Justice

Salvo Academy’s ‘Snapshots of Justice’ was an evening to check out snapshots of justice from around the Australia Eastern Territory, and explore how we can create glimpses of justice in our own area of influence. Our guests speakers covered The Salvation Army ministry areas of Chaplaincy, Moneycare, Salvo’s Legal, Multicultural Ministry, a Corps Based ministry engaging…

‘Principles of Justice’ Posters

The images below are based on the resource ‘Jesus & Justice’, produced by The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission. You can download this resource here: http://www.tinyurl.com/8a7h2t9 Please feel free to use the below images as Posters for Prayer Stations etc. You can download these images by right-clicking on them, and clicking ‘Save Image As’.

How to perform an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’

A ‘Welcome to Country’ or an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ – What’s the difference? A Welcome to Country is a ceremony performed by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to welcome visitors to their traditional land. It can take many forms, depending on the particular  culture of the traditional owners. It can include singing, dancing, smoking…

‘Prayers for Justice’ Resources

Below you will find a list of Social Justice related prayers for use in meetings or even your personal devotions. We are always looking to add to these resource so we welcome suggestions. Prayers for the Drought – Various Prayers for Peace – Various Prayers for Eradicating Poverty – Various Prayers about Human Trafficking –…

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…

2018 Ethical Fashion Guide

Baptist World Aid 2018 Ethical Fashion Guide Our friends at Baptist World Aid have released their annual ‘Ethical Fashion Guide.’ “The Ethical Fashion Guide is a companion to the 2018 Ethical Fashion Report. Use it to help you make everyday, ethical purchasing decisions. Take it with you when you shop and buy your clothes from the…

Reconciliation Action Plan 2015-2017

The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory has published its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). “Reconciliation Action Plans provide a framework for organisations to realise their vision for reconciliation. RAPs are practical plans of action built on relationships, respect and opportunities. RAPs create social change and economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians” (www.reconciliation.org.au/raphub/). The…

What is the Moral and Social Issues Council?

MASIC’s website can be found here   WHAT IS MASIC? The Australia Eastern Territory’s Moral and Social Issues Council (MASIC) helps The Salvation Army to think about significant moral, religious and social issues. It comprises Salvationists from a range of backgrounds across New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. On behalf of The Salvation…

Justice Themed Song List

Social Justice Songs Below are some great songs to consider if you are organising a justice-themed worship service. We are constantly updating this list  so if you know of a great one we’ve missed, let us know at socialjustice@aue.salvationarmy.org or comment below! Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) – Chris Tomlin As it is in Heaven…

The Salvation Army’s Policy Statements 2016

The Salvation Army’s official Policy Statements for 2016-2017 can be found here. These are the statements which clearly set out the Army’s recommendations for government on various social issues.

Some thoughts on voting

Some thoughts on voting by Matt Cairns The question of ‘how an Australian Christian should vote’ in any election does not have one easy straightforward answer, as not all Australian Christians think alike. Additionally, it is highly possible that there will not be one party that completely fulfils your voting wish-list, as all parties will have…

Jesus & Justice

  Jesus and Justice is fantastic book-length study that has been developed by The International Social Justice Commission. When we look at the life of Jesus, we find a person whose sole purpose was to bring those around Him closer to His heavenly Father. In looking to His example, we see a life which was wholly…

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.  

How to contact your local MP

1. Find out who your local MP is: CLICK HERE to search for your local member’s contact details   Type in your postcode and click on search   Click on the name of your local member to find contact details   Contact details will be displayed 2. Choose a medium for contacting the MP Letter/Email…

Book Suggestions

  Looking for a great read or resource? Check out some of these books. We highly recommend them! ‘When Justice is the Measure’ by Christine MacMillan, Don Posterski & James E. Read Information on this book here. Available for purchase from The Trade here.   ‘Jesus & Justice’ by The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission Jesus…

How Diverse is your suburb?

Our society is full of distractions which cause us to disengage with the world around us. This results in a failure to see how we can be helping to improve our local communities. We must start finding new and innovative ways to re-engage with the people around us in order to work towards positive change….