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.  

Community needs? – Look around you

Community needs? – Look around you The Territorial Social Justice Department is often approached by individuals and Corps asking which campaigns they can get on board with, or what issues they can champion. However this is not always the right question to be asking. Sure, we could recite a list of Campaigns of which we…

Social Justice – Not an optional extra

Social Justice: Not an optional extra by Casey O’Brien Machado Recently, at a multi-denominational meeting, I introduced myself to a fellow attendee. Upon explaining my role to him, he responded “Oh, you’re a Social Justice person. I suppose that’s a given – you do belong to The Salvation Army. I am more of a Bible-type…

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.

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….

Hope in the Midst of Despair

Hope in the Midst of Despair by Casey O’Brien Machado Each year, Sydney Congress Hall Corps leads a Carol Service at the Martin Place Christmas Tree in the nights leading up to Christmas. These services are loud, joyful and full of life. However, last year – just days before our first carol service for the…