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.
Saturday 25 November is White Ribbon Day. White Ribbon aims to end men’s violence toward women by encouraging men to lead by example and talk to other men about respectful relationships.
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.
Hanging on the wall in our house is a large framed photograph that reads: ‘In a world of copycats, be an original.’ To me, those words capture the meaning of Romans 12:2, ‘Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.’
I can’t dance! I have a sort-of-dance my kids mock me about, where I shuffle without moving my feet. But in the list of where Salvation Army officers will be deployed next year (see page 18), I’m going to move my feet to a new mission opportunity after 16 years with War Cry.
Prayer changes things. Sometimes it instigates clear divine intervention.
I’ll never forget a story that was told to me by a social worker, who helped young mums at risk of having their babies taken away from them. One of the things she had to teach these young women was to look at their babies. I was shocked.
When I was around 10 years old, I decided to write down all the things my parents did that annoyed me. My intention was that I would refer to this when I had children so that I wouldn’t make the same mistakes.
Every year, The Salvation Army runs an appeal for funds to support our overseas mission work. The ‘Self Denial Appeal’ challenges us to make financial sacrifices so we have freedom to donate funds to help the Army’s mission in poorer locations around the world.
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.
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