War Cry is a fortnightly 24-page Christian magazine for Salvation Army readers and all those exploring faith issues.
In 2014, we started publishing online through ISSUU. Editions are generally published four weeks after cover date.
There’s a lot of discussion in New Zealand at the moment about euthanasia. Some of those calling for assisted suicide are people we could describe as the ‘worried well’, those anxious about what their life will be like at the end.
The other Sunday I was looking across the congregation of the people I worship with each week. A number of striking family likenesses stood out.
This edition’s cover is a stark image taken in 2015 of a woman from Mombasa, Kenya, showing off one of the tools she used to cut young girls’ sexual organs in what is sometimes called ‘female circumcision’,
I met Jo when she was a teenager and I was serving with The Salvation Army in Australia. Jo was 23 when her second child was born with Down syndrome, just a few days before her eldest child’s first birthday.
A few weeks back, a Government MP accused The Salvation Army of having been behind a media campaign around homelessness, implying this was not a good thing.
In our last War Cry we noted the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. In this edition, we return for a longer look.
The books of the Bible are divided into chapters and verses, making the Bible easier to navigate. Chapters were added in the 13th century, and verses in the 16th century.
Our current Salvation Army Mission Plan is called ‘The Army that Brings Life’. That’s the meaning of ‘The Salvation Army’ when translated into Māori as ‘Te Ope Whakaora’.
For this Easter edition, I wanted my editorial to ponder the question: Why did Jesus come into our world?
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