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Christian Ethics

Christianity provides a solid foundation for life that helps us respond to moral and ethical issues.

Resources on moral and social issues

The Salvation Army Moral and Social Issues Council (MASIC) provides discussion papers and other material to help people reflect on the intersection of the Christian faith in everyday life.

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Positional Statements

The Salvation Army publishes Positional Statements on some ethical issues.

> visit this area to read our Positional Statements

a shepherd and his sheep

Spare the rod

24 Nov | 2014

According to Scriptures, the ‘rod’ is not for punishing, but for comforting and guiding. Ingrid Barratt examines a biblical view of authority, and finds that God sides with the powerless.

Do you care about persecuted Christians?

24 Nov | 2014

When you talk about social justice, how often do you think about the injustices faced by your fellow Christians around the world?

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Same-sex attitude survey

30 Oct | 2014

In June, 1267 people completed the New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory’s Same-Sex Attitudes Survey.

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Let's talk about abortion

14 Oct | 2014

Abortion is a subject that provokes strong views. What is an appropriate Salvationist response?

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Living porn free

6 Jun | 2014

Whether we want to admit it or not, pornography is a problem in the church. Author Tim Chester offers a way out for those tired of fighting a losing battle against porn.

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From no house to a home in four days

28 May | 2013

Help build a house for a low income New Zealand family.

Dr John Perkins

Good news for the neighbourhood

23 May | 2013

Get to know American civil rights activist Dr John Perkins.

Eating lunch provided by Te Wharekura O Te Kao Kao Roa o Patetere school in Putaruru.

Make friends with the poor

14 May | 2013

Social justice is about forming relationships with those who suffer injustice.

Shane Claiborne

Unfashionable revolution

10 Apr | 2013

Author, activist and speaker Shane Claiborne on living out social justice.

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