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My language is my awakening

Australian linguist Nathan John Albury has researched Kiwi attitudes to te reo Māori and found that we have ‘embraced and preserved the Māori culture and language far better than European Australians’.

Welfare Reform; is it social justice in action?

Social Policy Unit's Major Campbell Roberts' keynote address to the SWIS conference in Auckland 16 July 2015.

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Change in attendance offers new opportunities

Church attendance patterns are changing, with more people attending less often. So, how are we to respond?

Stranger Danger - Part 1

In a society that seems increasingly fearful, how does the concept of showing hospitality to strangers sit with the Christian church? asks Coralie Bridle.

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Forgotten New Zealand

A new report looks at how provincial New Zealand is being left behind while our wealth is focused on the cities.

Andrew McKerrow- chaplain to racing industry

I’m the most privileged guy in the world

A mistake responding to a cryptic job ad eventually led Andrew McKerrow to become New Zealand’s first horse racing chaplain.

Simon Barnett on dancing with the stars

Vote Simon!

Simon Barnett has won over audiences on Dancing with the Stars, but we especially love him because he has chosen to support The Salvation Army.

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Giving is a heroic act

Last year, Salvationists raised one million dollars during the Self Denial Appeal. This was the first time that The Salvation Army, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory has achieved this milestone.

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The other side of the world

Over the next few weeks, Salvation Army churches around New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga turn their attention to raising funds for overseas mission.

Committed to God's mission

150 years since its founding, The Salvation Army is still a mission movement, says COMMISSIONER ROBERT DONALDSON.

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On a mission from God

This is Salvation Army founder General William Booth as you’ve perhaps never seen him before.

Love God and love others

It’s a joy for our team to bring you this commemorative edition of War Cry to mark 150 years of The Salvation Army.

Steve Skilling

A long road

It’s been a long road for Ashburton man Steve Skilling to gain control over his gambling addiction.

Neil and Gill Waugh

In God's lounge room

Last month, corps officers Neil and Gill Waugh received the grave news that Neil's cancer had spread. But Neil and Gill say they are living in God’s lounge room—enjoying his presence, holding on to his promises and praying the big prayers.

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New Prayer Course for Non-prayers

The new, free Prayer Course from Alpha has taken New Zealand by storm, with several Salvation Army corps taking up the challenge.

Dave and his girls

Stepping up for his girls

The Salvation Army’s supportive services address areas of a person’s life that may be holding them back from leading self-sufficient and fulfilling lives.

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Salt & Light in the community

What difference is the Christian Church making in its communities and the wider world? asks Pam Waugh.

Toga Tofilau

I love working with people

A desire to help families stay together and fulfil their God given potential inspires Hutt City Corps transitional housing manager Toga Tofilau.

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Say the magic word

I love people-watching when I’m out and about. Watching the people around me, seeing how they interact and how different or similar they are to me, subconsciously guessing at what they’re like

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Film Review - Tomorrowland

From the director of The Incredibles, comes a sci-fi adventure with a positive message of hope for our troubled world.