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War Cry

War Cry is a fortnightly 24-page Christian magazine for Salvation Army readers and all those exploring faith issues.

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In 2014, we started publishing online through ISSUU. Editions are generally published four weeks after cover date.

No parent is perfect

26 Aug | 2017

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.

Love changes lives

12 Aug | 2017

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.

29 July 2017 War Cry cover image

The end starts today

29 Jul | 2017

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.

Who do you want to look like?

15 Jul | 2017

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.

We can make change

1 Jul | 2017

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’,

Navigating the Down Syndrome world

22 Jun | 2017

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.

Putting up guard rails

3 Jun | 2017

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.

Talking about teen suicide

19 May | 2017

In our last War Cry we noted the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. In this edition, we return for a longer look.

Chapter and verse

6 May | 2017

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.


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Freelancer and advertising enquiries, plus reader feedback can be directed to the Editor at:

War Cry Editor
Phone: +64 4 802 6269
Email: War Cry Editor