Kingdom Come – A Sermon Series

The Salvation Army’s Wollongong Corps recently completed a fantastic 7 week series on Social Justice called ‘Kingdom Come’. Presented by various speakers, including from the Social Justice Department, it covered the biblical call to justice and why it is important, as well as several key principles of Social Justice. Each sermon included a challenge to…

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…

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…

Fairtrade Fondue

At EQUIP Gala Day at Booth College last weekend, EQUIP Campers who had spent the week in the Social Justice Stream held a Fairtrade Fondue stall. The purpose of the stall was to utilise their newly-learned ‘Campaigning through Conversation’ skills. The Campers did a fantastic job of educating purchasers on the importance of buying Fairtrade and…

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.

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…

Principles of Justice

Jesus and Justice 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 committed to bringing the Kingdom of God to earth. In reflecting on His example…

What is Social Justice?

The Social Justice Department is regularly asked the question – “what exactly is social justice?” This is a difficult question to answer, as the term “social justice” evokes a variety of responses which differ from person to person. We believe that it is impossible and somewhat unwise to pin down a single definition, as to…

‘Christ of the Breadlines’

“Jesus says in the twenty-fifth chapter of Matthew: ‘I was hungry; did you feed me? I was naked; did you clothe me? I was sick; did you care for me? I was an alien; did you take me in? What you failed to do to the least of these, you failed to do to Me,…

Fence or ambulance

  A friend of mine, a teenager, recently fell off his skateboard and grazed his leg badly. There was gravel and dirt stuck inside the wound, yet being a typical, stubborn teenager, this friend decided that the best course of action was to put a bandage over the wound so that it would stop bleeding…

The Kingdom of God on Earth

The Kingdom of God on Earth by Casey O’Brien Machado The beautiful thing about being an advocate for Social Justice is that while our focus is on this world, our hope is in another. The bringing about of Social Justice is “The Kingdom of God on earth”. When we pray the Lord’s prayer, we ask “Thy…

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…