‘Women of Justice’ Bible Study

This four-part bible study explores how we can work to see God’s Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. Produced for the Salvos Women Resource Manual 2019 (NSW/ACT Division), this study challenges us to look at our own lives and question how we can be more like Jesus. Based upon the social justice principles…

Salvo Academy: The Whole World Redeeming with Mike Frost

“The Whole World Redeeming – Announcing and Demonstrating the Reign of God”. Come and hear from Mike Frost, one of the leading voices in the missional church movement both in Australia and internationally. Salvo Academy is a series of discussions and keynote presentations designed to help you grow as a disciple and learn more about…

Salvo Academy: The Whole World Redeeming with Mike Frost

In this Salvo Academy, we hear from Mike Frost – one of the leading voices in the Missional church movement both in Australia and around the world. Salvo Academy is a series of discussions and keynote presentations designed to help you grow as a disciple and learn more about the world around you. It aims…

Prayers for the Drought

Prayer for the Drought We pray for the land we hear the promise you have spoken in Isaiah of the refreshment of the creation; of water in the desert, of renewal for the land, of hope, of life. We name our simple need – rain for our thirsty land. Our tanks and dams are nearly…

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…

The Salvation Army’s Response to the Federal Budget 2018-19

The Salvation Army’s response to the Federal Budget 2018-19: “While some low-income earners gain a little from taxation changes in this budget, there’s nothing for those surviving on the lowest income support payments. It’s this group who are most in need, who are driven by desperation to the doors of The Salvation Army for help,…

A Prayer for Economic Justice

God of justice and compassion, whose light shines into our hearts and into our nation’s halls of power, strengthen our faith as we acknowledge the enormity of our task: to include all in the prosperity of this land. We pray for your spirit of generosity in challenging greed and neglect. Give us your grace to…

Salvo Academy: Snapshots of Justice

We’re back! Don’t miss the first Salvo Academy for 2018. We’ll be looking at snapshots of justice from around the Australia Eastern Territory, and exploring how we can create glimpses of justice in our own area of influence. Salvo Academy is a series of discussions and keynote presentations designed to help you grow as a…

AUE Viewing of ‘Global Interactive Summit on Refugees & Displaced Peoples’

In late January, The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission will be hosting a ‘Global Interactive Summit on Refugees & Displaced Peoples’ “to mobilise people of faith to engage with one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our age – refugees and displaced people. The focus of the summit will celebrate what has been achieved…

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.

Prayers for Justice

Prayer for Justice God, you have given all peoples on common origin. It is your will that they be gathered together as one family in yourself. Fill the hearts of humankind with the fire of your love and with the desire to ensure justice for all. By sharing the good things you give us, may…

Pray harder for those…

Pray harder for those… Pray for those who are hungry. Pray harder for those who will not feed them. Pray for those who struggle each week to pay their bills. Pray harder for the wealthy who do not care. Pray for those who are homeless. Pray harder for those who deny them shelter. Pray for…

Agnus Dei – Micah 6:8

Agnus Dei – Micah 6:8 Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, bring justice with your forgiveness. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, we thank you for your mercy. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, may we ask in humble tones……

A Prayer For Courage to do Justice

For Courage to do Justice O Lord, open my eyes that I may see the needs of others Open my ears that I may hear their cries; Open my heart so that they need not be without succor; Let me not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong, Nor…

Prayers about Human Trafficking

PRAYER TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING O God, our words cannot express what our minds can barely comprehend and our hearts feel when we hear of men, women and children deceived, transported to unknown places, force into prostitution or other forms of labour for the financial gain of traffickers – their slaveholders. Our hearts are saddened…

Prayers for Peace

Peace and Justice Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. We come before you, Lord, crying out in a violent land, crying for peace. Conflict is tearing people apart. Our brothers and sisters suffer around the world. We share their…

A Prayer of Indigenous Peoples, Refugees, Immigrants, and Pilgrims

A Prayer of Indigenous Peoples, Refugees, Immigrants, and Pilgrims Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we come before you as many parts of a single body. people drawn from every tribe, every nation, every language; some indigenous—peoples of the land; some refugees, immigrants, pilgrims—people on the move; some hosts, some guests, some both hosts…

Prayers for Eradicating Poverty

Prayers for Eradicating Poverty Creator God, Your image is alive in every human person giving to each of us an inviolable dignity. Create in us a desire to act in solidarity, the ability to work together, and a willingness to share with others our time, our energy, our skills and talents and our wealth. As…

A Prayer for Asylum Seekers & Refugees

A Prayer for Refugee Week Just Salvos Congregation: Beneath our radiant Southern Cross, we’ll toil with hearts and hands; God, we recognise that it is you who created this land. God, we recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples were the First Nation Peoples of what we now call Australia. We recognise that we…

Short Prayers for Young People

SHORT PRAYERS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE The Jesuit Institute Live Simply Compassionate and loving God, you created a beautiful world for us to share: Give us the desire to live simply, so that our lives show your generosity. You made us responsible for the earth: guide us so that those who come after us may enjoy…

The Lord’s Prayer for Justice 

The Lord’s Prayer for Justice  from The Holy Longing – Ronald Rolheiser OMI Our Father . . .who always stands with the weak, the powerless, the poor, the abandoned, the sick, the aged, the very young, the unborn, and those who, by victim of circumstance, bear the heat of the day. Who art in heaven ….

May God bless you with discomfort – A Franciscan Prayer

A Franciscan Prayer for Justice May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace. May God bless you…

For Cities

A prayer for Cities God of heaven and earth, in your Word you have given us a vision of that holy city to which the nations of the world bring their glory. Look upon and visit the cities of the earth. Renew the ties of mutual regard that form our civic life. Send us honest…

On Creation – Walter Bruggemann

On Creation – Walter Bruggemann   Yours – we gladly attest – is the kingdom, the power, and the glory. Yours – we gladly assert – are the heavens and the earth.   It is you who has made all that is, sun, moon, stars, rivers, forests, minerals, birds, beasts, fish – and us.  …

Giver of All Good Gifts – Walter Bruggemann

Giver of Good Gifts – Walter Bruggemann You are the God who feeds and nourishes. You are the God who assures that we have more than enough, and we do not doubt that you satisfy the desire of every living thing. Even in such an assurance, however, we scramble for more food. After we have…

The Salvation Army’s Response to the Federal Budget 2017-18

The Salvation Army’s response to the Federal Budget 2017-18: “The Salvation Army has concerns that for Australians already living on the margins this year’s federal budget will lead to greater hardship, despite positive new initiatives that will benefit some of the most disadvantaged people in the country.” Details can be found here

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….

25 years of Mandatory Detention

25 years of Mandatory Detention: An Overview of Key Events The policy of Mandatory Detention has been ongoing for the past 25 years. This policy has taken numerous forms under numerous governments, on both sides of politics. Below are some of the key events which have taken place over the past 25 years. 1992 –…

National Apology Day 2017

By Caitlin Brown On 10th December 1992, Paul Keating challenged Australians’ to create racial equality through mutual understanding. For the first time in Australian history, he encouraged the nation to empathise and reconcile with Indigenous Australians. However, with the “Redfern Speech” remaining one of the most progressive speeches in Australian History, there was one key…

This year, The Salvation Army (through the Social Justice Department) partnered with Beyond Festival – “a boutique festival celebrating creativity, justice and genuine community”.   About ‘The Beyond Festival’: “Beyond is a justice festival. A glimpse of genuine community that embraces a mixture of genders, ages, cultures and beliefs. Beyond is about speaking out for…

Social Justice Stream at EQUIP Camp

Last week, a ‘Social Justice’ stream was run at EQUIP NSW & ACT. ‘EQUIP’ is an annual week-long Camp, run by The Salvation Army, which aims to equip youth and young adults in their spiritual lives and in ministry. Campers are given the opportunity to develop themselves in two elective streams, make new friends and enjoy…

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.