Sustainable Development Goal Thirteen – An Australian Focus

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

Sustainable Development Goal Fourteen – An Australian Focus

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

Sustainable Development Goal Fifteen- An Australian Focus

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, social and economic challenges facing our world. Utilising The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission’s SDG publication Go and Do Something, we have created easy to read focus articles looking at each SDG from an Australian, Salvation…

The Environment – Why We Care

The Salvation Army believes people are made in the image of God and have been entrusted with the care of the Earth and everything in it. The Salvation Army recognises environmental degradation as one of the most pressing issues facing the world today with its effects felt disproportionately by the most vulnerable communities, particularly in…

Shopping Ethically – Why We Care

We all love a good bargain. But at what cost? The supply and demand nature of our shopping industries can lead to adverse outcomes for many. From slave labour to poor working conditions, unsafe practices through to the consolidation of vast profits to a few individuals, our shopping practices need to be viewed through the…

Living water, liveable communities

Living water, liveable communities BY MATT SEAMAN Why should we as Salvationists be interested or concerned about issues relating to water? There are some strong biblical, ethical, practical and personal reasons for us – as followers of Jesus, as Salvationists – to be sensitive and attentive to the state of this precious, God-given resource. Of…

2016 Election Issue – Climate change and the environment

Climate Change and the environment The Environment, and in particular Climate Change, is one area which sees different political parties holding varying stances. The changes that the world is experiencing due to Climate Change have the greatest effect on the world’s most vulnerable people. The Salvation Army’s Positional Statement on the Environment can be found here. We urge…

Earth Day Reflections

Earth Day by Territorial Environmental Stewardship Coordinator, Capt. Melanie-Anne Holland The reality is that our earth is in crisis – we are participants in a time when environmental degradation, species extinction, soil depletion, climate change and pollution are pushing ecological systems to a point from which they may never recover. Against the scale of this…

Blood Diamonds: Healing the wound

Blood Diamonds: Healing the wound Not many people knew about where diamonds came from prior to the gripping 2006 movie “Blood Diamonds”. Set in war torn Sierra Leone, Africa, it tells the story of a man forced to mine diamonds for a local warlord and his desperate struggle to flea with his family to a…