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Transforming society

Guys, we need to talk. And we need to take a stand. If we do that, we can transform New Zealand society, so says Garth Baker from White Ribbon.

Good, God and Self: A search for a new moral basis for our welfare state

A paper presented by Alan Johnson, Social Policy Analyst of The Salvation Army’s Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit, to the Child Poverty Action Group’s Beyond Social Investment Summit on 8 September 2017.

Major (Dr) Harold Hill

A dangerous mind

Major (Dr) Harold Hill has been described as ‘a radical and a provoker’. His latest book challenges The Salvation Army to look back at our past in order to look forward, and rediscover our radical heart.

We're all part of team New Zealand

One of the early things The Salvation Army did after New Zealand’s new government was announced was to congratulate our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on social media.

Dare to be a Daniel- Part 6

The Old Testament book of Daniel has a lot to teach us about resolving the tension of choosing whether to resist or adapt as we engage with the culture around us.

What's love got to do with it?

What will it take for New Zealand to build a just future? The ideas put forward at this year’s Just Action Conference had a common theme.

Loving from up close

Tele-evangelists might be up there with lawyers and reality TV stars when it comes to people we love to hate. The sleazy, money-hungry caricature of the TV evangelist was epitomised—and possibly in part created—by the notorious Jim Bakker.

I want to leave a legacy

Celia King championed having sign language interpreters at The Salvation Army’s Just Action conference for the first time.

Dare to be a Daniel- Part 5

The Old Testament book of Daniel has a lot to teach us about resolving the tension of choosing whether to resist or adapt as we engage with the culture around us.

Ken Roberston of Blue Mountain Adventure Centre

The challenge of adventure

A canyoning tragedy led Ken Robertson down the path of adventure-based learning and landed him the role of manager at The Salvation Army’s Blue Mountain Adventure Centre.

Are there slaves in New Zealand?

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, dealing in the buying and selling of people. But trafficking also uses coercion and deception to dupe people into work situations where they are exploited, powerless, and unable to find their way out.

Te Ōhākī: Kia rere iho te whakawā—Let justice roll like a river

Unpacking the four goals of The Salvation Army’s Māori Ministry Strategic Plan, ‘Te Ōhākī’. Goal 4.

Te Ōhākī: Whakawhanaungatanga —Relationships

Unpacking the four goals of The Salvation Army’s Māori Ministry Strategic Plan, ‘Te Ōhākī’. Goal 3.

Te Ōhākī: Kia Rarangatia te Tira — Leadership

Unpacking the four goals of The Salvation Army’s Māori Ministry Strategic Plan, ‘Te Ōhākī’. Goal 2

Te Ōhākī: Te Tikanga O Te Hāhi—Being Church Together

Unpacking the four goals of The Salvation Army’s Māori Ministry Strategic Plan, ‘Te Ōhākī’. Goal 1

The Shoe Project visits Invercargill

How mentally well are we?

The 10th of October is World Mental Health Day, but just how mentally well are we?

Dare to be a Daniel- Part 4

The Old Testament book of Daniel has a lot to teach us about resolving the tension of choosing whether to resist or adapt as we engage with the culture around us.

Andrew Wallis and Justine Currell of Unseen

I am not your slave

Andrew Wallis was a pastor in the UK city of Bristol when a team from his church visited Ukraine and found themselves paying off a trafficker to free a girl from slavery. A decade later he has helped change laws in the UK, and change history.

Major Phillippa Serevi in Gallipoli

A family connection

While visiting Gallipoli, Salvation Army officer Major Phillippa Serevi discovered a family connection she’d never known about.

Living life single

There’s pressure in society to be in a relationship, but the single life has a lot going for it.