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…

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…

Salvo Academy – Our Shared History

In this important Salvo Academy, we were honoured to hear from The Salvation Army’s National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Reference Group, as they shared with us their life-long experiences of The Salvation Army, and how it engages with our First Nations People. ‘Salvo Academy: Our Shared History’ was a great evening of yarning, teaching and…

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: 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….

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?

WHAT IS MASIC? The Australia Territory’s Moral and Social Issues Council (MASIC) helps The Salvation Army to think about significant moral, religious and social issues. It is comprised of Salvationists from a range of backgrounds from across Australia, and on behalf of The Salvation Army Australia Territory, MASIC grapples with complex issues facing both the Church…

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…